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EDANA elects board

EDANA, the 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 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.

The newly elected board will begin its term on July 1, 2017.

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

His ongoing focus will be to ensure that the group’s activities meet the 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.

EDANA provides a comprehensive range of services and supplies its members with the information and data necessary for them to enhance the industry goals and performance.

Formed in 1971, and unifying the diversified interests of over 220 member companies in a unique vertically integrated structure along the supply chain, EDANA is the single, powerful voice of nonwovens, representing, protecting and actively promoting the common interests of nonwovens and related industries throughout the world, with a particular focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa.