PFNonwovens Holding s.r.o. announces appointment of Peter Jirasek as CFO


17 May 2020 – PFNonwovens Holding s.r.o., the holding company of the global hygiene nonwovens textile producer, headquartered in Prague, announces the appointment of Mr. Peter Jirasek as new Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Jirasek has an impressive track record and 23 years of finance experience in production and distribution companies. During his career, he worked in regional, divisional, and global CFO positions across several continents. In his last role at Delphi Technologies, he was responsible for managing revenues of over USD 3 billion, 18 production sites, and 18,000 employees.

“Peter’s experience and knowledge will provide PFN with the strategic financial leadership it requires during the Company’s period of growth. Our customers want us to invest in our production capacities and deliver innovative products to them. Financial leadership plays a crucial part in delivering this to our customers. Peter is an impressive international manager with a Czech background, and I am convinced that his drive and focus will contribute to PFNonwoven’s success” said Cedric Ballay Chief Executive Officer of PFNonwovens.

Current Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Marian Rašík, will step down from his position as of 1 June 2021 after spending almost 12 years with the PFN Group. Marian decided to step down as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer in order to spend more time with his family and to look for a new challenge in the Czech Republic.

“Marian was key to implementing PFN Holding’s structure and integrating our global businesses. His abilitiy to manage financial teams across four continents has helped the PFNonwovens Group become a global leader in the nonwovens industry. We are very grateful for his contribution and wish him well in his future endeavors” said Michal Smrek Chief Executive officer of PFN’s owner representative R2G.

About PFN

PFNonwovens is a leading global producer of customized nonwoven fabrics. We make innovative products across multiple key markets;
Baby Care: delighting moms, dads and babies alike Medical: protecting medical professionals
Adult Incontinence & Fem Care: providing discreet protection and comfort

PFNonwovens is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, and operates five production plants worldwide: two in the Czech Republic, and one each in the United States, Egypt, and South Africa.

PFN’s mission is to lead in material innovation and break down barriers to sustainability. By combining state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities with best-in-class quality and customer-service culture, we develop and commercialize superior nonwoven fabrics that improve quality of life, deliver exceptional value and a brighter future for our planet. We continuously advance to create the future of nonwovens for personal care and healthcare industries.


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The PFNonwovens Group is one of the leading global producers of nonwovens for use in the personal hygiene market such as Baby Diapers, Adult Incontinence and Feminine Hygiene products and Wipes. PFN also supplies construction, agricultural and medical applications.

Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, our production facilities are located in four countries on three continents: Czech Republic, USA, Egypt, and South Africa. Our dynamic, diverse workforce consists of over 900 team members.

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PFNonwovens Holding s.r.o.

Hradčanské náměstí 67/8
118 00 Praha 1 – Hradčany
ID No.: 06711537
VAT No.: CZ06711537

phone: +420 515 262 411
fax: +420 515 262 511