Carlo Banfi Elected New Europump President


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 Karaveliglu (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 WaterR & Wastewater-Swepump

Mariola Szyszkowiak (PL) - Leszczynska Fabryka Pomp-Polish Pump Manufacturers Association

Ronald De Vries (NL) - Sterling Fluid Systems (Netherlands)-Holland Pomp Groep

Picture: Carlo Banfi is new Europump President (Image: Europump)

Source: Europump

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