Roelof Veld re-elected as EFIBCA President

The European Flexible Intermediate Container Association (EFIBCA) called members to Mallorca this year for its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Delegates re-elected Association President Roelof Veld of NNZ b.v. for another 2-year term. During his tenure as EFIBCA President, EFIBCA had achieved several ambitious milestones including the publication of the “FIBC User Guide for the Safe Use of FIBC” and the launch of a unique extended-range UV-resistance study on the outdoor weathering of FIBC. In the coming term, Mr Veld plans to continue championing the customer requirement for qualified information and corporate ethics.

The AGM approved the appointment of two new members to EFIBCA’s Executive Council. Seref Orhun, Technical Adviser and Export Director at the Russian FIBC manufacturer Chempack, will assume the office of Vice President for Quality and Technical Matters.  “With almost 40 years of experience in the FIBC industry and a former EFIBCA President and Council Member, Mr Orhun is a strong addition to the Council,” says EFIBCA Secretary General, Dr Isabell Schmidt. He is joined by another veteran of the FIBC Industry, Mr Chris Poole, who draws on 34 years of experience and is Commercial Director for UK and Ireland at the FIBC giant Greif Flexibles.

The former EFIBCA President and previous Vice President for Quality and Technical Matters, Dr. Amir Samadijavan, leaves the Council after many years of service. As an independent Consultant, he will stay in close contact with EFIBCA in future, not least as Project Leader of the EFIBCA UV Project. Mr Mumit Abdul from Dutch-Bangla Pack Limited / Sinobangla Industries stepped down after many years on the EFIBCA Council and numerous contributions to the Association, notably as a contributor to the EFIBCA FIBC User Guide.

The EFIBCA Secretariat reported on the year’s activities and new exclusive resources for members including the release of “Food Contact Guidelines for Practitioners”, the “Ask-an-Expert” help service and the reprint of the successful “FIBC User Guide” which is only available through EFIBCA members.

The next EFIBCA event will be an Open Meeting planned for Fall 2018 in Denmark.  This public conference with a range of speakers on pertinent topics for the FIBC industry is held every one and a half years. All with an interest in the FIBC industry are welcome join the EFIBCA Open Meeting for insightful speeches on relevant industry topics, networking and information exchange.

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