CINET was founded 35 years ago and grew to become a global umbrella association with 100+ members (national associations, international suppliers, research institutes and individual companies). CINET aims to build a global network of experts, stimulate the implementation of innovation by exchanging information and profile the capabilities of the industry (a.o. with Global Awards).

To work on these goals CINET executes a yearly research agenda and offers an International Certification Program on best practices through step-by-step e-learning, workshops and on the job training. This leads to accredited (CERTEX®) or non-accredited (CERCLEAN®) certification with ISO and EN (hygiene) standards.

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Mission statement

To be a well-structured, strong and reputed international umbrella organisation for the global professional textile care industry to both consumer and business-to-business applications.

 

 

CINET organisational structure

Executive Board

The 6 Executive Board members meet regularly, they actively support CINET activities around the world and represent international markets or TC/TS market segments

Mr. Leonid Bertsev
Russia

Mr. Pierre Letourneur
France

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Ms. Zhu Lijun
China

Mr. Chris Tebbs
Canada

Mr. P. Wennekes
The Netherlands

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Mr. L. Wennekes
The Netherlands

 

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board Committee was installed in 2016, by advising on operational matters, act as a think tank and by reflecting on the long term strategy and other developments, they assist the Executive Board and CEO.

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Mr. Henk van Dijk
The Netherlands

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Mr. Marcus Taslim
Indonesia

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Mr. Pai Pinchou
China

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Mr. T.P. Chan
Singapore

General assembly

The General Assembly convenes once a year, preferably at an international event, it is the highest authority in the association. CINET Boards, Committees and International Working Groups report on their previous year’s activities. CINET Liaison Officers report on trends and developments in their respective markets and delegates exchange information on significant events in their own countries. Speakers are invited who contribute expert knowledge and advise on selected topics, and exchange views with members.

 

 

Liaison officers

PTC Professionals that are the contact persons for the CINET secretariat for a specific region, country or project area, consistent with their expertise. Able to inform  on current events & news, provide presentations & educational sessions and represent CINET at conferences & meetings.


Mr. J.W. Song
China

Mr. Pierre Letourneur
France


Mr. T.P. Chan
Singapore


Mr. Ken Uchikoshi
Japan


Mr. Othon Barcellos
Brazil


Mr. Goran Popovic
Serbia


Mr. Pan Wei
China


Mr. Gabrio Renzacci
Italy


Mr. Gabriel Cuppini
Italy


Mr. Leonid Bertsev
Russia


Mr. Geert Böttger
Germany

Ms. Zarina & Mr. Omar from Malaysia
Mrs. Zarina Ismail / Mr. Omar Adam Hon
Malaysia


Ms. Kathy Bowry
United Kingdom


Mr. Jorge Cristina
Argentina


Mr. Antonio Fernandez Vaca
Mexico

Working groups

2 International Working Groups; one for Textile Cleaning and one for Textile Services, set-up and execute projects and activities coordinated by Working Group Coordinators. In their efforts they are supported by the CINET secretariat, which is responsible for the execution.

 

 CINET team

Board & committee members, liaison officers, project leaders and other appointed persons can call upon the secretariat to assist them wherever possible.


Léon Wennekes

Nicolae Damu


Peter Wennekes

Marianne Wennekes

 


Frank Aarts

 


Joris Kragten

 


Ir. Henk Gooijer

 


Lieke Elshout

 

Member info

As a member of CINET you have access to the CINET website ‘Members Only Area’, which is the primary source of information, additionally information is shared by using the following channels:

  • Participation in International Working Group sessions (registration secretariat).
  • By requesting information from the CINET secretariat (on operational issues).
  • Through biweekly E-Newsletters.
  • In CINET Brochures, Reports, Benchmark Studies and other documents.
  • Through Monthly Press Mailings.
  • By advertorial content in international trade magazines.
  • Access to the CINET website/ knowledge database (CINET Library) through an easy, onetime login.

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