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31/07/2013

EDANA Board of Governors appoints additional Officers, strengthening industry representation and giving additional support

Strengthening industry representation and giving additional support is the main objective : Mr Mikael Staal Axelsen (Fibertex Personal Care), and Jelle Westertep (PGI) have been appointed Officers, effective from the 1st July, 2013.

EDANA, the international association representing nonwovens and related materials has announced that Mr Mikael Staal Axelsen (Fibertex Personal Care), and Jelle Westertep (PGI) have been appointed Officers, effective from the 1st July, 2013.  They join the Chair, Patricia Featherstone (RKW), vice-co-Chairpersons Gerd Ries (Johnson & Johnson), and Jean-Marie Becker (Suominen Nonwovens) and Treasurer Paul Eevers (Unilever) in serving to support the Association and representation of its nearly 240 member companies.

This addition comes as part of a new organisational set-up, to reinforce the group whose role is to prepare and implement Board decisions, develop the strategy and provide recommendations to the Board for discussion and approval.

“I thank both Mikael and Jelle for their additional work to support the Association and its services, and welcome their insight and perspective on the industry. Since the Association’s establishment more than 40 years ago, we have been indebted to our Governors for the tireless work they undertake for the benefit of the nonwovens and related industries. Said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA.

The Officers are part of the 2013 Board of Governors for 2013, which, following the election of 5 new members, is the most international Board ever, with representatives from across Europe, the Middle East, United States and Asia, and whose mission is to guide EDANA’s work and approving its policies, priorities and programmes.

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