September 2016 - JÜRGEN KÖPPEL - NEW EUMABOIS PRESIDENT
The Eumabois General Assembly, hosted on the 8th and 9th of September in Luzern by the Swiss Association, elected the new Board as follows:
Mr. Jürgen Köppel - President (VDMA Woodworking)
Mr. Luigi De Vito - Vice President (ACIMALL)
Mr. Samuel Hänni - Member (Swiss Association, HBT)
Mr. Wolfgang Rohner - Member (Austrian Association, FMMI)
Mr. Mustafa Sabri Erol - Member (Turkish Association, AIMSAD)
Mr. Erich Zeller - Auditor (Swiss Association, HBT)
The new President, and CEO at Leitz GmbH & Co. KG, Mr. Jürgen Köppel, will contribute his longstanding experience in the woodworking industry, having covered several key roles in Homag Group AG, to the development and work of Eumabois. Mr. Luigi De Vito, Director SCM Group Machinery Division, will support the board with his international experience as Vice President. The three new Board members, Mr. Mustafa Sabri Erol (from Törk Makine A.S.), Mr. Samuel Hänni (Lamello AG) and Mr. Wolfgang Rohner (Schelling Anlagenbau GmbH) complete the new team with their industry background and the strong support from their associations. Mr. Erich Zeller, been elected as Auditor, is looking back to a long career in Lamello and in Eumabois, contributing his financial expertise to the team.
Köppel highlighted the fruitful work of the previous board and above all the engagement of Ambrogio Delachi and Gianni Ghizzoni. “The new board can build on a solid worldwide network and reputation. We will continue to strive for a strong and successful European Industry with an international orientation”. Additionally to the exhibition focus - Eumabois successfully worked on a calendar of worldwide reference shows for the woodworking industry - the association intends to strengthen technical lobbying and to speak with one strong voice in the face of the EU authorities.