Carlo Banfi, Managing Director of Sterling Fluid Systems (Italy) and President of Assopompe, the Italian Pump Manufacturers Association, is the new Europump President. He was elected President in Prague, the Czech Republic, in replacement of Dr. Sönke Brodersen.
“I am very honoured to have been elected Europump President” says Mr Banfi. “I have been active within Europump for more than a decade, initially as the SME Commission Chairperson and then as Europump Vice-President. I am pleased to have been the catalyst of many encounters and business discoveries. As a natural progression I will now be leading the way for the association as its President. I will defend and promote our industry in this crucial phase, when energy and resource efficiency, global competition and the economic crisis are challenging us. Europump has grown as a mature and strong organisation in the past few years. I will build on this heritage and make Europump even stronger.”
The election of the new Europump Council took place on 8 June during the Europump Annual Assembly 2013.
Søren SMEDEGAARD (DK), SMEDEGAARD- DK Pumps and Kutlu KARAVELIOĞLU (TR), AYDINER-POMSAD were elected Vice Presidents.
The new elected Council members are:
Sönke BRODERSEN (DE) – KSB-VDMA; Past President
Jan CAPKA (CZ) – SIGMA GROUP-Czech Pump Manufacturers Association
Jérôme DUPREZ (FR) – ENSIVAL MORET-PROFLUID
Ken HALL (UK) – CALPEDA-British Pump Manufacturers Association
Kimmo ISSAKAINEN (FI) – KOLMEKS-The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries
Vladimir KARAKHANJAN (RU) – Russian Pump Manufacturers Association
Pierre PLATEUS (BE) – ENSIVAL-MORET BELGIUM-AGORIA
Daniel ROMMLER (CH) – GRUNDFOS-SWISSMEM
Dietmar SALZGEBER (AT) – XYLEM WATER SOLUTIONS-FMMI
Karl SOHLBERG (SE) – ITT WATER & WASTEWATER-SWEPUMP
Mariola SZYSZKOWIAK (PL) – LESZCZYŃSKA FABRYKA POMP-Polish Pump Manufacturers Association
Ronald DE VRIES (NL) – STERLING FLUID SYSTEMS (Netherlands)-Holland Pomp Groep
About Europump : Europump, the European Association of Pump Manufacturers, was established in 1960. It represents 18 National Associations in 15 EU Member States, Turkey, Russia & Switzerland. Europump members represent more than 450 companies with a collective production worth more than €10 billion and employing 100,000 people in Europe. The ever improving performance of liquid pumps increases the productivity of end user sectors and contributes to competitiveness and growth. Pump manufacturing is a growing and SME-driven sector. With almost half of all world exports and 40% of major patent applications, the Western European pump industry is the economic, commercial and technological leader.