Volker Steidel, Dipl.-Ing. (FH), a graduate in textile engineering, began his career at Lauffenmühle
GmbH & Co. KG in 1987. He worked as a marketing manager at BASF from 1995 to 1999, subsequently taking over the position of General Manager at BASF Taiwan. From 2001 onwards, Volker Steidel was Managing Director Asia Pacific for Yorkshire Chemicals. In 2005 he has become shareholder of Lauffenmühle and served as it’s CEO. Alongside his capacity as Managing Partner,
Steidel was also responsible for Development and sales. As of 1st of October 2019 he is running his C2C business with his own company INOGEMA GmbH, focusing on developing textiles suitable for biological cycles.