At the 63rd FEIBP congress, held two weeks ago in Belfast, Andrew McIlroy (Germany, Perlon) stepped down as FEIBP President after having served for three years. The newly elected president is Alessandro Acquaderni the CEO of SIT Brush in Italy. Acquaderni’s father Andrea also previously served as FEIBP president.
Acquaderni says he is honored to start serving as President and looks forward to working alongside industry leaders and experts to uphold the rich heritage of brushes and drive innovation, sustainability, and excellence in our field. He will be supported in his role by new vice President Simon Lorillière (France, Brosserie Brenet) and the FEIBP board.
Together, we can shape a brighter future for the brush industry across Europe and beyond.
Alessandro invites every member to take an active part in the future of FEIBP and the brush industry starting with the active participation in the World Brush Expo in May 2024 in Bologna in addition to other meeting opportunities across our industry, like the ABMA Convention in March 2024 in Florida and the 64th FEIBP Congress in to be held in Ibiza, Spain, in 2024.
“Here in Belfast we started a journey across three congresses where we analyze the concept recalled by John Donne’s poem of ‘no man is an island’ under three different lenses in progress: individual loneliness (no leader is an island), company leadership (no company is an island), and federation/association success (no federation is an island),” says Acquaderni. “After Belfast, the preparation for Ibiza 2024 already started with great success as people are willing to keep walking the path that we have just started, together…”
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