Alex Zuckerman – (born January 1947) in Paris, France. His father was a Colonel in the U.S. Army, stationed in Europe during WWII. Zuckerman studied at the Paris IEP Political Sciences Institute and graduated in 1968. He spent the next several years of his professional experience outside of France, mainly in the USA, Israel, and Germany. He is fluent in seven languages.
From 1971 to 1975, Zuckerman was the product manager in the French subsidiary of the U.S. group “COLT”
In 1977, he founded FIMOR, which is now the largest exporter of squeegee material for the screenprinting industry worldwide, with exports to 85 countries. The company employees 85 employees at their four main sites in France, Germany, the USA, and China. Their headquarters is in Le Mans, France, which is 200 km west of Paris, where 100% of the squeegee material is manufactured.
FIMOR holds patents in various countries for approximately 10 different inventions, mostly developed by Alex Zuckerman. In 1998, FIMOR pioneered the “Dual-Shore Squeegee” (often erroneously referred to as the triple-durometer squeegee) and the non-bending constructed squeegee known as “serilor® COMBI”.
Besides squeegee material and sharpeners, FIMOR has separate divisions devoted to electronic keyboards, passive electronic components, and PU rubber industrial applications.
Past Vice President of the European Screen Printing Manufacture Association (ESMA)
Past Chairman of the Industrial Application Committee of the European Screen Printing Manufacturers Association.
Zuckerman is a 1999 inductee into the Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technology (ASDPT). He held the position of Chairman of the Academy from 2008 until 2010.
His hobbies include skiing, tennis, hiking, literature, language studies, theater, and movies.
Alex has 4 children: Manuel (VP of the FIMOR Group), Lola, Ilya, and Frieda.
As of August 2020, Alex is now retired and residing in Berlin, Germany.