Bridgestone’s Franco Annunziato to lead ETRMA
The Board of Directors of the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has elected Bridgestone EMEA’s Vice President and Senior Advisor Franco Annunziato as President. Thierry du Granrut from the Syndicat National du Caoutchouc et des Polymères has been elected as Vice President for a second term. Both terms are effective as January 1, 2018 for three years. This is the first time that Bridgestone takes the Presidency of the European Association.
“The change at ETRMA’s helm comes at an interesting time for the industry with a new wave of regulatory initiatives that will engage the industry and the European institutions in the near future,” said ETRMA Secretary General Cinaralp
“We look forward to continue the great work done so far by the Association, to deal with the challenges that keep arising as well as to make the most of the opportunities. The path of our industry is clear, we keep innovating to care of our employees, the environment, and the consumers; to ensure the sustainability of the industry and the environment it works in, as ETRMA President I will continue to lead the Association in this direction,” said Franco Annunziato.
The Board of ETRMA also approved the membership of Prometeon Tyre S.r.l., as Affiliate member from September 2017.