APLF Academy



Andreas Kindermann




Andreas spent 16 years at a North American based automotive Top 10 supplier as VP Finance Interior Group Europe (Interior, Seating products for automotive with 16 plants and 1,2 billion USD sales).

In 2008 he was appointed CEO of Wollsdorf Leather an Austrian based Tannery and has overseen the opening of 3 new plants in Croatia, China and Mexico.

In 2014 Wollsdorf won the Tannery of the Year award as well as an award for best water treatment plant in Austria. Andreas has over seen the implementation of lean manufacturing in all leather plants and has worked on several environmental and community support projects.

Andreas has been the President of COTANCE since 2018.