Madrid - EuroPUR, the European trade association for flexible foam, has restructured its internal structure to help it meet the needs of its member companies, president Ward Dupont said.
Addressing the General Assembly at the association's annual general meeting on 7 June, Dupont outlined the organisation's decision to reduce the board from over 40 members to 10, the appointment of three vice-presidents to represent different sectors of the membership and the decision to split the roll of the secretary general into two separate positions.
Bart ten Brink, ceo, FoamPartner Gruppe, is vice president, representing the interests of smaller foamers; Rik de Vos, Recticel general manager flexible foams, represents larger foamers' interests. In a major departure for the organisation Klaus Steinborn from BayerMaterial Science is the first vice president to represent the interests of material companies in the organisation.
Speaking after the meeting had formally ended, de Vos said he believed that having a materials company represented on the board in this way would help EuroPUR increase its firepower in Brussels.