In May 2014, after the acquisition of Clariant’s Leather Services Business by Stahl, Harald Bauer was appointed Group Director Wet-End, Chemicals and Dyes. His goal is to accelerate business growth in the Wet-End, Chemicals & Dyes division. Prior to the acquisition, Harald worked as Head of Marketing & Sales at Clariant Leather Services Business. Previously, he was Head of Wet-End Chemicals and Dyes, Head of R&D Leather Finishing and Head of Product Management Leather Finishing. He started his career in leather chemicals at the R&D department of Emulsion Rohm Darmstadt in 1990. Harald holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.