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EDANA elects new board for 2022-23




EDANA, the leading association serving nonwovens and related industries, has elected six new governors and a new team of officers for 2022-23. Mikael Staal Axelsen (Fibertex Personal Care) remains as chair, supported by new vice-chairs Omar Hoek (SWM International, Luxembourg) and Jörg Ortmeier (TWE, Germany) and Treasurer Giorgio Mantovani (Corman, Italy). 

Announced at EDANA’s recent annual strategic review and AGM held in Lyon, the newly elected board began their term on July 1, when Murat Dogru also took over as general manager, EDANA said in a press release.

EDANA, the leading association serving nonwovens and related industries, has elected six new governors and a new team of officers for 2022-23. Mikael Staal Axelsen (Fibertex Personal Care) remains as chair, supported by new vice-chairs Omar Hoek (SWM International, Luxembourg) and Jörg Ortmeier (TWE, Germany) and Treasurer Giorgio Mantovani (Corman, Italy).

“EDANA now has over 310 members and a broader reach and wider scope than ever, after reinforcing its representation even during the pandemic. It is encouraging therefore to welcome new blood with Murat Dogru as general manager and a renewal of expertise to our board,” said Staal Axelsen. “The ongoing member confidence in our association to drive our determined and broad agenda is very rewarding. EDANA’s ongoing successful fostering of an environment beneficial to innovation, and to sustainable and profitable growth, is a great testament to the professionalism of the team and our members.”

The following Governors were elected as new Board members:

  • Matthew Bird, global vice president, Paul Hartmann, Germany
  • Robin Guillaud: EVP sustainability, innovation, marketing, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, France
  • Klaus Hering, vice president sales & business development, RKW SE, Germany
  • Daniel Krumme, managing director, Innovatec Microfibre Technology, Germany
  • Anke Renz, global VP R&D personal care, Essity, Sweden
  • Lori A Shaffer, vice president, Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark, United States

The team of officers is reinforced by executive governors, co-opted by the board namely Thorsten Habeck (business director – Fiber Bonding Europe, Middle East & Africa, BASF, Germany), Ulrich Hornfeck (board member and chief commercial officer, Sandler, Germany), and Mark A Thornton (vice president global materials and packaging, Procter & Gamble, United States).

At the June AGM, special thanks were extended to Krzysztof Malowaniec (Paul Hartmann) who is retiring and leaving the EDANA board of governors after over 25 years, a commitment for which he received an EDANA Life-Time Achievement Award.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (RR)





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