Federation of European Producers of Abrasives (FEPA) Announces New Management Committee

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Paris, France – June 19, 2024 – The Federation of European Producers of Abrasives (FEPA) is pleased to announce the election of its new Management Committee, validated by the General Assembly on June 7, 2024. The newly elected members will serve a two-year term, guiding FEPA towards continued innovation and excellence in the abrasives industry.

The presidency is led by Stefan Haag from Husqvarna Group, who has been elected as the new President of FEPA. He is joined by the Vice-President, Eric Verhimst from 3M’s Abrasive System Division in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, further strengthening the leadership team with their extensive industry expertise and strategic vision.

The Individual Members Representative, Alex Henderson from Roxor Abrasives, Netherlands has been re-elected for the second time whereas the independent expert, Reinhard joas, Joas Familien GmbH, Germany has also renewed his one-year term. The seven Direct Members Representatives elected are:
• Dieter Hermann, Imerys, Austria
• Olaf ter Jung, Klingspor, Germany
• Rok Mezgec, Weiler Abrasives, Slovenia
• Fabrizio Peinetti, SAIT Abrasivi, Italy
• Arnaud Saint-Ourens, Saint Gobain Abrasives, France
• Maria Manuel Santos, INDASA, Portugal
• Stefan Sjöberg, Mirka, Finland

“We are at a pivotal moment in the European abrasives industry, with significant opportunities for innovation and growth,” said Stefan Haag, President of FEPA. “I am honored to lead this esteemed group of professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization. Together, we will work tirelessly to create added value for our members and drive the industry forward. The European Green Deal and its subsequent environmental regulations present a unique opportunity and challenge for our industry, and FEPA is a proactive player in supporting the industry in achieving a smooth and successful transition.”

FEPA is committed to representing European abrasive producers, promoting sustainable practices, and fostering a collaborative environment for its members. The new Management Committee is poised to build on the strong foundation established by their predecessors, ensuring continued success and progress in the years to come.

For more information, please contact:
Anne Hagen
General Secretary
Federation of European Producers of Abrasives (FEPA)
email contact

About FEPA
The Federation of European Producers of Abrasives (FEPA) is a leading organization representing the European abrasive industry. FEPA’s mission is to promote the development of the industry, ensuring the highest standards of quality, safety, and sustainability. With a diverse membership base, FEPA provides a platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and advocacy.

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