Mr. Furrer joined Archroma in February 2018 as President Brand & Performance Textile Specialties (BPT), New Markets and Innovation. He shortly afterwards took over the other two business units of the company: Packaging & Paper Specialties (PP), and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants (CAS). He is Chief Operating Officer since November 2020.
He started his career with Clariant in Switzerland as Product Manager Sulfur Dyes in 1997. He then grew in the organization as Head of Continuous Dyeing Cellulosic (1999 to 2001); Head of BU Textile Dyes and Textile Chemicals in México (2001 to 2005); Global Head for the Product Group Cellulosic Dyes (2005 to 2007), Head of BU Textile Chemicals Latin America (2007 to 2009); Head of BU Textile Chemicals Americas (2009 to 2012); Head of Emulsions (January 2012 to June 2012); and Head of Marketing and Sales Plastic and Special Applications, BU Pigments (January 2013 to 2015). His latest role as Head of RBL Europe BU Pigments, Strategic Plastics, brought him back to Switzerland in January 2015, with the mission to implement the new BU Pigments regional structure in Europe.
A Chemical Engineer from the Ingenieurschule Beider Basel, Mr. Furrer speaks English, German, Spanish, Portuguese and French.