BELGIUM: Raul Corredera Haener, the Systemair Group’s senior director, manufacturing and operations, has been elected as president of Eurovent at the association’s 65th general assembly.
He succeeds Naci Sahin of Friterm, who has held the role since 2018.
Raul Corredera Haener will be supported by newly elected elected vice-president Henk Kranenberg, senior manager of Daikin’s Environment Research Centre.
Speaking following his election, Raul Corredera Haener identified several “vital issues” the industry needed to tackle. “First, while we must build even stronger bridges with EU institutions and member states, we must also look beyond Europe, further sharpening our international footprint and partnerships. While we want to facilitate next-level legislative measures in terms of indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and sustainable cooling, we must also prevent a growing bureaucratisation and national trade barriers. During my presidency, we would like to facilitate a renewed, active partnership with like-minded international associations. Finally, we must complete and enforce the wide-ranging reforms being undertaken by Eurovent.”
The new Eurovent board of directors now comprises:
Bengt Andersson (Lindab, Norway)
David Jacobs (BAC, Belgium)
Eric Jasikas (Carrier, France)
Frank Taaning Grundholm (ABB, Denmark)
Henk Kranenberg (Daikin, Netherlands)
Mariano Covolo (Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems SpA, Italy)
Mikael Borjesson (Swegon, Sweden)
Lennart Oestergaard (VELTEK Ventilation)
Ozan Atasoy (Aiolos Air, Turkey)
Pedro Miguel Abreu Silva (Sandometal, Portugal)
Raul Corredera Haener (Systemair, Spain)
Thomas Schraeder (VDMA)
Torsten Sondergaard (FläktGroup, Germany)
The meeting included a review of the membership structure and preparation of an action plan for the upcoming year. Following the general assembly, Eurovent is preparing to strengthen the secretariat, which includes planning for the retirement of the secretary general Felix Van Eyken and hiring several new team members.