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EDANA elects renewed Board of Governors across nonwovens value chain

The Board was elected by Association members via electronic voting and those present at the Annual General Meeting held in Prague this week.

3rd June 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Prague

Industrial, Packaging, Sustainable, Medical/Hygiene, Interiors

The Board was elected by Association members via electronic voting and those present at the Annual General Meeting that is held in Prague this week alongside the International Nonwovens Symposium.

Renewed Board of Governors

Patricia Featherstone (RKW) has been re-elected Chair of the Board of Governors. She will be supported by Vice Chairs Pieter Meijer (McAirlaid’s Vliesstoffe) and Mikael S. Axelsen (Fibertex Personal Care). Treasurer Paul Eevers (Unilever) will also continue to serve for another term.

Additionally, new candidate members of the Board include Richard Company (Clopay Brazil), Nina Kopola (Suominen Corporation), Christian H. Sandler (Sandler AG), and Paul Stenson (Ahlstrom Corporation).

Valued and effective services

Pierre Wiertz, when addressing the membership, thanked all Governors representing the breadth of the nonwovens and related industries for their continued service, and their ongoing work.

 “The renewed Board of Governors, which comes into place from the 1 July, 2015, represents an even broader coverage of the nonwovens and related industries, meaning more focus on the delivery of valued and effective services to our member companies and to the global nonwovens and related industries”, said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA.

“We are delighted to welcome the new Governors, who together with their colleagues, represent not only the broad nonwovens value chain, but who represent companies of different sizes from around the globe, and who are critical in our effort to support the drive and activities of our member companies.”

Roles and responsibilities

The role of the EDANA Board of Governors is to define and periodically review and oversee EDANA’s Vision and Mission, to provide strategic guidance to EDANA and to ensure the association operates in conformity with its governance and transparency rules.

The Board also helps to ensure financial solvency, business ethics and management soundness in EDANA operations, and raise funds and other resources, for example, by contributing to further enlargement of membership, promoting EDANA events and industry participation.

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