Rolf Kehlhofer has been named managing director of weaving machine maker Sulzer Textil, a subsidiary of the Italian Itema Group.

Mr Kehlhofer joins from Energy Consulting Group, where he was chairman and managing director.

At Sulzer Textil he will be manage the company's industrial development, including broadening the product range of and adding new customer services.

Rolf Kehlhofer will report to Miro Radici, director of Itema Group and chairman of Sulzer Textil.