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Newly elected EPTDA leaders entering new decade

Brussels, Belgium -- The General Assembly of Members of the European Power Transmission Distributors Association (E...


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December 10, 2008
By MRO Magazine

Brussels, Belgium — The General Assembly of Members of the European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) elected its new board of directors at the association’s 10-year anniversary annual convention in September in Brussels.

 

Manfred Beitel (WLB Antriebselemente Handelsgesellschaft mbH, Germany) took on the position of President for the next two years.Beitel was a past PTDA (Power Transmission Distributors Association) member before he joined the EPTDA in 2001.

 

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“I am keen on leading this successful association into its new decade. After 10 years of existence, EPTDA can be proud its exceptional development and growth. I trust that, together with the board of directors and the continuous support of our members, EPTDA has a bright future ahead.”

 

EPTDA’s leadership team for 2009 includes David Bassas Del Rey (Tecnotrans, Spain) – first vice-president; John Westerling (S&N Osakeyhtiö, Finland) – treasurer; and Karl Weindinger (ContiTech Antriebssysteme GmbH, Germany) – Manufacturer Council chair. Directors at large include David Harrow (Godiva Bearings, UK); Henrik Göpert (AB Sverull, Sweden); Mehmet Ali Ülgen (Silkar Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Turkey); and Dick Winkelhuis (Spruit Transmissies, The Netherlands). Immediate past president is Roberto Cugnaschi.

 

Cugnaschi says the EPTDA board of directors is confident that 2009 will be a challenging yet a thriving year. “EPTDA aims to stand as the voice of the PT/MC industry and offers a unique, strong and steady platform for networking, exchanging ideas and seeking support in difficult times.”

 

“EPTDA constantly strives to develop tangible and cost-saving benefits and activities for its members and streamline processes with its web-based applications.”

 

The association’s 2009 calendar of events includes the All Committees’ Days & Executive Development Seminar, March 26-28, 2009, in Malta; a joint EPTDA/PTDA pavilion at Hannover Fair, April 20-24, 2009, in Germany; and its 12th Annual Convention — themed ‘Excellence in Relationships’, September 23-25, 2009, in Rome, Italy.

 

As well, EPTDA will release the 2009 edition of its Blue Book membership directory.

 

For more information, contact Julie Hanson, project manager, tel: +32 2 709 22 12; e-mail: j.hanson@eptda.org., or visit www.eptda.org.