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EDANA elects new Board of Governors

Martin Rapp returned as board chair with renewed strategic ambition.

1st June 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Brussels

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial, Packaging, Transport/​Aerospace

EDANA, the leading global association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has announced its new Board of Governors for 2017 - 2018. Returning Chairman Martin Rapp (Vice-President and General Manager at Glatfelter) will again provide expert leadership, supported by re-elected Vice-Chairs Mikael Staal Axelsen (Fibertex) and Pieter Meijer (McAirlaid’s).

Paul Eevers’ (Unilever) position as Treasurer was also renewed for another one year term. Announced at EDANA’s Annual Strategic Review and AGM on 31 May, the newly elected Board will begin their term on 1 July.

In addition to his long-standing support of the association as a board member, Martin is the Chair of the Communications Steering Group, and has ensured widespread member backing for a broad range of EDANA initiatives throughout his tenure.

“It is naturally an honour to be re-elected, but it is even more pleasing to witness the extensive and growing commitment of our members to a productive network” said Mr Rapp. “As we continue to regularly welcome new members, it is very encouraging to see such tangible momentum. My ongoing focus will be to ensure that our activities meet our strategic interests of stakeholder engagement, global outreach and sector expansion.”

This year’s review of strategy and objectives featured update presentations from key EDANA working groups and committees. “The interactive element of our assembly confirmed to me the commitment of our staff and members alike. Many of the meetings focused on far reaching and innovative topics, where I witnessed passionate yet perceptive debate. Today’s discussions and conclusions have assured me of the successful future of not only our association but also our industry” said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA.     

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