Alfonso Marra joined Klopman in March 2013, bringing his long lasting experience in global business.
He spent 21 years in leading positions within TYROLIT Group, owned by the SWAROVSKI family and present worldwide. He was Executive Vice President for several years and was promoted Group Managing Director in 2005, contributing with his entrepreneurship approach and long term value creation orientation to the Group’s success.
He has gained a valuable and great experience in green field expansion as well as M&A activities all over the world.
Alfonso has been President of both the Italian and the European Manufacturers Associations and currently lectures at Bologna University.
Alfonso Marra is based in Frosinone, Italy.


Board Member and Chief Mentor

Joining Klopman at the start of their European operation in 1967, Giuseppe Abbruzzesi is a highly experienced member of the management team.
Giuseppe has held a number of supervisory and management positions in many of Klopman’s manufacturing departments. He was appointed Manufacturing & Sourcing Director in 1996, with responsibilities in all areas of Manufacturing, Spinning & Weaving (in Frosinone & Tunisia), Dyeing & Finishing (in Frosinone), and the responsibility for the Sourcing & Procurement of all raw materials, yarn and greige fabrics, as well as for Klopman’s Research & Development Group.
He was appointed General Manager in 2009 including also Marketing & Sales in his responsibilities.
Giuseppe Abbruzzesi is based in Frosinone, Italy.


Board Member and Advisor

Pasquale Salemi is responsible for the strategic development of Klopman’s finance and administration activities, as well as all aspects of financial and administrative control.
Prior to joining Klopman in 1997 he held a number of senior financial and management positions with leading Italian companies including Playtex SpA, Nuova IBMEI SpA and Olivetti Group.
Pasquale Salemi is based in Frosinone, Italy.


Sales Director

Amaury Sartorius is responsible for all aspects of Sales, including strategic development, of the Western and Southern European markets; managing and co-ordinating the activities of a highly experienced sales force to develop and maintain key business relationships in the sector.
With broad experience of the European textile market, having started his career with Belgian textile group Sofinal, Amaury Sartorius joined Klopman in 1995 and has since held a number of positions within the company, including Market Manager for France and Benelux. Since 2002, Amaury has also held the position of Apparel/Non Clothing Business manager giving him the responsibility of monitoring developments and trends in this fast-moving sector as well as identifying areas of potential new business.
Amaury Sartorius is based in Lyon, France.


Sales Director

Based at the European Sales Headquarters in Düsseldorf, Holger Beule is responsible for all aspects of Sales, including strategic development, of the Central and Northern European areas plus the Eastern European developing markets as well as the developing markets in Middle East, South East Asia, China and Australia. Holger manages and co-ordinates the activities of a highly experienced sales force working closely with garment manufacturers, industrial laundries and end-user specifiers.
In addition, Holger is responsible for managing Klopman International GmbH and the European Sales office in Düsseldorf. Holger’s extensive personal experience of all aspects of the workwear industry supply chain has given him a unique insight into the concerns and priorities of Klopman’s customers – a distinct advantage to all concerned.
Holger Beule has over thirty years experience of the textile industry including seven years purchasing workwear and two years supplying workwear, he joined Klopman in 1984.
Holger Beule is based in Dusseldorf, Germany


Group Manufacturing Director

Alfonso Verdoliva joined Klopman in 1976 following graduation in textile Engineering. Since then he experienced all the production phases and product development by holding several positions within the company. Starting from the Management of the production plant to the Management of the Product Development, covering today the role of Group Manufacturing Director.

Over the years he carried out various experiences in Asia up to the start-up of the KAI plant in Indonesia, a Klopman joint venture of which Verdoliva is also a Board Member.

Alfonso Verdoliva is based in Frosinone office, in Italy.

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