People

We believe that people make the difference every day in small and big ways, with a desire to improve ourselves and share our success.
Our passion for our work and group harmony are the energy behind our company. In every department an attention to detail and synergy of different skills contribute to our continuous improvement.

R&D



Wet Department Assistance



Finishing Assistance



Sales



Meet IKEM’s management team



The three founding members: Giovanni, Edgardo and Paolo Stefani

Coming from different professional experiences in the leather industry, Edgardo, Paolo and Giovanni joined together to create Stefani Chimis in 1978. Edgardo was a former agent of multinational companies and has a qualified technical background on the application and formulation of products for wet and finishing. Paolo is more specialized in finishing and Giovanni is the “dyer”, an expert in dyes. Their passion for the craft and commitment have driven the professional growth of the group up until today.


Enrico Stefani

Sales manager



Enrico is responsible for the development of IKEM’s foreign trade network and coordinates the work of agents, dealers and customers. He is the coordinator of the technical sales team in the Italian market. He defines new projects with R & D. He offers direct technical assistance for both local and foreign customers, especially for the finishing product line. He worked at Stefani Chimis before IKEM acquired it. He studied at the University of Padua obtaining a degree in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in Tanning Chemistry.



Alessandro Stefani

International technical application manager



Alessandro takes care of the fine tuning of new products for the tanning and wet-end phase. He works with R & D to define product features and with the application department for refinement before their sale. He is responsible for the fireproofing product line and develops leather goods processes for furniture, aeronautical, railway and maritime sectors. Alessandro offers direct assistance for customers, especially abroad. He worked at Stefani Chimis before IKEM acquired it. He studied at the University of Padua obtaining a short degree in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in Tanning Chemistry.




Marco Nogarole

Responsible for R&D and production


Marco has worked in the field of tannery chemicals for over 12 years in research and development. He is responsible for all of the production, chemical and physical analysis on leather and on products. He manages Quality according to the UNI EN ISO 9001/2008. He is a Veneto coordinator for the AICC and a member of the UNPAC technical committee. He manages all research projects funded by the local district and the European community for IKEM. He studied at the University of Padua with a degree in organic chemistry and later a PhD from the University of Trento.



Giorgio Mai

Technical application manager Italy


Giorgio is the technical and sales manager for the Italian market. He has worked for more than thirty years with the Stefani family and follows the assistance and sale of retanning, fatliquor and dyeing products. He is in constant contact with customers and takes care of the development of the leather goods in production. He coordinates the laboratory team responsible for conducting internal tests on behalf of clients.


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