FECC Elects Edgar E. Nordmann as New President
Abma Steps Down as Director General
At their annual general assembly meeting, members of the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC) unanimously elected Edgar E. Nordmann, chairman of the board of Nordmann, Rassmann (NRC), as its new president.
Nordmann succeeds Mauro Di Vito, managing director of Warwick Italy; Italian subsidiary of Warwick International Group, who will remain as member of the FECC board. At the same time, Enea Marchesi, representing the Italian Association (AssICC) was elected as FECC vice president and president of the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations (ICCTA). Peter Skou, Managing Director from R2 Group, was elected as FECC treasurer for a two year period.
On accepting the assignment, Nordmann thanked Di Vito for developing FECC into an Association "that has fully established itself as a cohesive and robust representative of the European Chemical Distribution industry."
As president, Nordman will continue to strengthen the dialogue with European decision-makers to contribute effectively to the policy debate and gain recognition for the benefits of the environment, health and safety standards implemented by the chemical distribution industry such as Responsible Care.
During the general assembly, Director General Hendrik Abma, announced his decision of pursuing a new career opportunity as executive director of a European association in the transport sector in Brussels, therefore leaving FECC later this year. He thanked FECC for the valuable collaboration over the past six years.
The general assembly also welcomed Barcelonesa and Barentz as new company members for 2010 as well as JSC Rushimset and VWR International who joined in late 2009. Last November the general assembly also ratified Telko, Stera Chemicals and Amlin as new FECC members. Membership has significantly grown over the last few years; and FECC now has 37 company members, alongside the 16 national associations and 14 associate members.