Ramon Oliveira Soares
Ramon Oliveira Soares is a specialist in the retanning and finishing of leather for footwear and handbags. His expertise was enhanced by periods of specialization in various Italian companies, such as Deacollor (Buscate), TFL (Buscate), and Chemical Incision Process (Vigevano).
He worked in large Brazilian tanneries, like Podboi (Leme – São Paulo), Sulberger (Guaporé – Rio Grande do Sul), and Reichert (Campo Bom – Rio Grande do Sul). In 1984, Ramon set up his own tannery, Cristal Couros, in Novo Hamburgo (Rio Grande do Sul).
Currently, he develops products for several tanneries in the region and provides product development assistance and advice to Vigreto Export, which manufactures shoes for the European market. In addition, he works as a consultant for the By Brasil Institute (IBB) and for the Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear and Manufactured Goods (Assintecal).