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2015 John Arthur Wilson Memorial Lecturer -- Dr. Dietrich Tegtmeyer

The 56th John Arthur Wilson Memorial Lecture will be presented at the Annual Convention by Dietrich Tegtmeyer at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.


The title of his presentation is "Sustainability - Our Passport for the Future."

  • A retro-perspective, what all happened and why until it came to our current understanding.
  • Necessary paradigm changes for companies and people like you and me


A PhD chemist graduating from University Witten/Herdecke, Dietrich Tegtmeyer commenced his career in the chemical industry in 1989 in various management positions and international assignments with Bayer, Germany.  He became involved in the leather business in 1999 with responsibility for Bayer headquarters leather R&D; then later was in charge of global marketing of the business unit leather.  Since 2005 he has been employed by the spin-off company LANXESS as vice president for product and applications development.

Industry representations:

        Since 2008 executive member of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Scientist (IULTCS); Chairman of the R&D Council

        From 2009 to 2014 executive member of Leather Working Group (LWG)

        Since 2011 vice president of IULTCS

        Since 2012 member of the board of the German counterpart of ALCA, the VGCT


Dietrich Tegtmeyer is married and has 3 daughters.