UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Managing Global Growth - Leading in Sustainability

November 26, 5.30 – 6.30 pm
Global Education Center, Room 4009
Parking available and free starting at 5.00 pm underneath the Global Education Center.
Open and free to the public.

RSVP to ciber@unc.edu


Seartex, headquartered in Germany, started with a good idea – to develop a completely new kind of lightweight, durable material instead of conventional textiles – and grew into a global success story.

The production of Seartex fabrics used in automobiles, aviation industries, wind industries, shipbuilding, as well as sport and recreation industries are now produced in plants in China, India, S. Africa, and Brazil with a sales network spanning the globe.

While maintaining its steady pace of growth, Seartex has also become a leader in sustainability, receiving the ECOPROFIT award in 2011. Climate protection and comprehensive sustainability are an integral part of the company’s philosophy and operations and the creation of Product and Corporate Carbon Footprints serve as international planning tools.

About the Presenter

Dr. Kissinger, originally from Germany, moved to North Carolina to assist with the expansion of production in the US. Now, he spends much of his time in Brazil and around the world to help manage Seartex global growth.