At its Board meeting of 9 November, ETRMA Members elected Chris Delaney of Goodyear as President of the Association for a two-year term of office starting on 1 January 2024. Mr Delaney is President EMEA of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company andcurrently serves on the Board of ETRMA. Dr Ralf Holschumacher of the German Rubber Industry Association (WDK) was elected Vice President at the meeting.
Following his election, Chris Delaney said ‘I look forward to working with the Secretariat and Members to drive ETRMA’s effectiveness and influence as the industry continues to face increased legislation and regulation’. He continued ‘With elections to the European Parliament and a new European Commission, 2024 will be a crucial year for the industry as we strive to provide safe and sustainable mobility for all, whilst recognising the decisive economic and social importance of the wider rubber and tyre sector”.
ETRMA Secretary General, Adam McCarthy welcomed Mr Delaney’s election saying ‘I am excited to be working with Chris Delaney as ETRMA continues its organisational evolution which will allow the industry to better engage to build a supportive legislative environment’. Both paid tribute to the work of outgoing President, Franco Annunziato of Bridgestone, Chris Delaney said ‘On behalf of the entire Membership I would like to note Franco Annunziato’s contribution and leadership of ETRMA and the wider tyre and rubber sector in Europe. He has shepherded the organisation leaving ETRMA stronger than before’.
Key achievements of Mr Annunziato as President include:
Mr Annunziato said ‘I look back on my time as President of ETRMA with pride and wish the ETRMA and its incoming President and Vice President all the success in the future’.
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