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New board members elected at EDANA

Expertise assembled to drive a determined and broad agenda.

2nd July 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Brussels, Belgium

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

EDANA, the  global association serving the nonwovens and related industries based in Brussels, Belgium, has elected five new governors and confirmed its team of officers for 2021-2022.

Mikael Staal Axelsen (Fibertex, Denmark) remains chair, supported by continuing vice-chairs Åsa Johansson (Essity, Sweden) and David Lamb (Nonwovenn, UK) and treasurer Giorgio Mantovani (Corman, Italy).

Announced at EDANA’s recent online annual strategic review and AGM, the newly elected board began their term on July 1st.

“EDANA now has over 320 members and a broader reach and wider scope than ever,” said Staal Axelsen. “It is therefore encouraging to welcome such a range of expertise to our board. The ongoing confidence in our assembly to drive our determined and broad agenda is very rewarding. EDANA’s ongoing successful fostering of an environment beneficial to innovation, and to sustainable and profitable growth, is a great testament to the professionalism of the team and our members.”

The following governors were elected as new Board members:

-Cédric Ballay, CEO, PFNonwovens, Spain

-Jürgen Eizinger, Lenzing, Austria

-Omar Hoek, SWM, Luxembourg

-Achim Schalk, Berry Global, Germany

-Michael Trinkaus, Mondi, Germany

The team of officers is reinforced by the following executive governors:

-Thorsten Habeck, BASF, Germany

-Ulrich Hornfeck, Sandler, Germany

-Krzysztof D. Malowaniec, Paul Hartmann, Germany

-Jörg Ortmeier, TWE Group, Germany

-Mark A. Thornton, Procter & Gamble, USA

At the June AGM, special thanks were extended to Frantisek Klaska of PFNonwovens, who is leaving the EDANA board of governors after 20 years.


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