Dirick von Behr

Dirick von Behr (Technical Expert & Historian) heads up the technical department and Smit & zoon, he graduated from the West German Tanners School of Reutlingen and has worked around the world including Sweden and Indonesia.

Although he now spends his day developing products and solutions for modern tanneries, his background has given him a keen interest in the historical origins of the art of tanning - read his history of tanning in Mesopotamia here.