EFDA announces new president 13 May 2022

The EFDA Assembly of Delegates have elected Andreas Bertaggia, vice-president, head of global supply chain of Bossard Group, as the new president of EFDA. He has been a member of the Assembly of Delegates since 2019 and leader of the EFDA Task Force.

Andreas Bertaggia succeeds Dr Volker Lederer as president, who successfully held this office for ten years and had decided not to run for another term. The Assembly of Delegates also re-elected Gian Marco Dalpane, general manager and owner of the Italian fastener distributor La Bulloneria Emiliana and delegate of EFDA’s Italian member association UDIB, as vice-president and Vincent van Dijk, secretary of EFDA’s Dutch member association NEVIB, as treasurer.

All officers are elected for a period of two years. EFDA further appointed Luca Bernasconi, shareholder and purchase manager at the Italian fastener importer and distributor VITAL SpA, as new leader of the Task Force.

The elections of officers took place during the 7th European Fastener Distribution Conference held from 11th to 14th May 2022 in Madrid. The conference is the central event for EFDA’s members to discuss major issues and developments regarding the fastener business and global trade developments in general. It is a good platform to make new and further develop existing contacts. More than 75 representatives of leading fastener distributors from several European countries joined the event hosted by EFDA’s Spanish member association ADEFI.

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