Since the acquisition of Clariant’s Leather Services Business in May 2014, Ralph Blach is Group Director R&D and Technical Application at Stahl. He is focused to drive innovation forward. Since joining Clariant in September 1995, Ralph has held a variety of positions within the company. In 2012, Ralph was appointed Head of Marketing & Application Development within the Business Unit Leather Services of Clariant. He held direct responsibilities in the areas of research & development, product management, technical services and product portfolio. Ralph holds a Master and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.