Kemin Industries Names Valter Dompè President of Garmon Chemicals

Dompè, who has a long career of success both in Kemin Food Technologies and l’Oreal, replaces Kimberly Nelson, who has been promoted to General Manager
of Kemin Nutrisurance in North America

REPUBLICA DI SAN MARINO (January 19, 2022) –Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services, has appointed Valter Dompè President of Kemin Textile Auxiliaries business unit (Garmon Chemicals), effective January 1, 2022.

Dompè will be taking over as President of Garmon Chemicals after Kimberly Nelson, who successfully led the company for the last three years, decided to join another business unit of Kemin Industries.

Dompè comes from Kemin Food Technologies – EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), which he joined in 2015. As commercial director, he created a new structure that led the team to double its sales in two years. After becoming president of the business unit in 2018, he led Kemin Food Technologies – EMEA to double its share in the market by providing solutions that have continuously grown in sales by 20% each year. 

Before joining Kemin, Dompè worked for l’Oreal, where he started in 1989 as a product manager. In 25 years he managed sales, marketing, operations, personnel and finance for beauty brands in different distribution channels.

“I’m satisfied and excited for this new challenge in the textile auxiliaries”, said Mr. Dompè, “that merges strong technical requirements with a great attention to the fashion and the style side. Thanks to the experience achieved in both areas during my career, I’m ready to give my contribution to reach Kemin Textiles Auxiliaries’ ambitious goals.”
Valter Dompé has been appointed President of Garmon Chemicals

Kimberly Nelson, a third-generation member of the Nelson family, is growing in her career and becoming the general manager of the largest business unit of the company, Kemin Nutrisurance, in North America.

Since Kemin’s acquisition of Garmon in 2018, we had very challenging but positive years. Despite the pandemic's impact on the textile market, we reinforced our presence is several key countries; launched revolutionary products such as smart foam and kemzymes for denim; and filled key positions in our team with talented people," said Nelson. "While I'm sad to leave Kemin Textiles, I'm also very excited to begin this new part of my career. With the appointment of Valter as president, I believe that the future of Garmon Chemicals is in very, very good hands.”

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About Kemin Textile Auxiliaries

Kemin Textiles Auxiliaries, through the brand Garmon, is a leader in the R&D and marketing of total chemical solutions, innovation and creativity for the denim and apparel industry. The company is internationally recognized as a symbol of pioneering evolution in the name of a better tomorrow. Since its birth in 1982, Garmon established itself at the very center of a narrative that talks to manufacturers, apparel brands and retailers about innovative chemical auxiliaries and solutions. For over 30 years, Garmon has been an R&D and marketing platform for fashion innovation and a reference for product quality and responsible practices. With manufacturing facilities in San Marino, Brazil, China, India and Turkey, the company operates in more than 30 countries through a commercial network of subsidiaries and agents. This global footprint ensures technical assistance in strategic textile areas around the world, as well as capillary distribution of both chemical products and related know-how.

About Kemin Industries

Kemin Industries is a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services. The company supplies over 500 specialty ingredients for human and animal health and nutrition, pet food, aquaculture, nutraceutical, food technologies, crop technologies and textile industries. For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products. Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.