San Marino’s Garmon Chemicals names Valter Dompe as president

January 27, 2022 - San Marino

Kemin Industries, San Marino’s ingredient manufacturer that strives to transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services, has appointed Valter Dompè the president of Kemin Textile Auxiliaries business unit (Garmon Chemicals), effective January 1, 2022. Dompè will be taking over after Kimberly Nelson.

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 percent each year, the company said in a press release.

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 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,” Dompè said in a statement.

“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 in several key countries; launched revolutionary products such as smart foam and kemzymes for denim; and filled key positions in our team with talented people. 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 Dompè as president, I believe that the future of Garmon Chemicals is in very, very good hands,” Nelson said.