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Martin Brettenthaler set to become EPF President

12.04.2021 − 

The European Panel Federation (EPF) elected Martin Brettenthaler, CEO of Swiss Krono Group, and Tobias Schindler, who has been CSO of Steico since April 2020, to its Managing Board at a general assembly held by video conference on 24 March. Conversely, Max von Tippelskirch from Swiss Krono Group and Boris Buchwald from Steico have stepped down from the Managing Board. Mr Brettenthaler is set to take over the reins from Dr Paolo Fantoni, who will end his third term as EPF President in June. His election to the role of EPF President will take place at the virtual EPF general assembly in June.

Mr Buchwald had only just joined the Managing Board in spring 2020. Pablo Figueroa Lopez from Financiera Maderera (Finsa) was another new addition at that time.

Bernard Thiers (Unilin bvba), Rui Correia (Sonae Arauco), Neil Foot (Medite Smartply), Martins Lacis (Latvijas Finieris), Bernard Retureau (Egger Panneaux & Décors), Stefano Saviola (Gruppo Mauro Saviola), Dr Wolfgang Seifert (Kronospan Group), Erlfried Taurer (Constantia Industries - FunderMax) and Stefan Zinn (Pfleiderer Group) also sit on the current Managing Board.

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