Edana, the leading global association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has elected new governors and a new team of officers for 2020 - 2021. Mikael Staal Axelsen (Fibertex) remains as chair, supported by vice-chairs Åsa Johansson (Essity, Sweden) and David Lamb (Nonwovenn, UK). Giorgio Mantovani (Corman, Italy) is elected as Treasurer.
Announced at EDANA’s recent online Annual Strategic Review and AGM, the newly elected board began its term on July 1.
“It is a pleasure to welcome such engaged and insightful new members to the board. Their experience and enthusiasm is acknowledged by the member confidence in our assembly to drive our ambitious new agenda,” Staal Axelsen, said in a press release.
Aligning on the interests and meeting the needs of over 280 members is a complex yet ultimately rewarding challenge. It is heartening to know that we share values that our renewed focus on sustainable and innovative solutions, and transparent business practices demonstrates.”
The governors elected as new board members are: Cédric Ballay, EVP & general manager EMEAI, Berry Global, Spain; Roger Chantillon, executive board member & EVP sales & marketing, RKW Group, Germany; Sophie Rasmussen, business leader essential health EMEA & Global Women’s Health, Johnson & Johnson, UK; Patricia Sargeant, vice president, sales, Composite Fibers, Glatfelter, Canada; and Markus Westerkamp, executive vice president BA advanced solutions, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Germany.
The team of officers is reinforced by executive governors, co-opted by the board: Thorsten Habeck (head of business management, Fiber Bonding EMEA, BASF, Germany), Ulrich Hornfeck, board member & chief commercial officer, Sandler, Germany), Krzysztof Malowaniec (senior vice president, Paul Hartmann, Germany), Jörg Ortmeier (CEO, TWE Group, Germany) and Mark Thornton, vice president, Global Materials, Procter & Gamble, Germany).
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)