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Europump held its Annual Meeting 2015 in Dresden


Jun 23, 2015

 Past President Carlo Banfi and President Kutlu Karavelioglu

During its Annual Meeting 2015 on 9 May, Europump members elected Mr Kutlu Karavelioğlu as new President. The three-day congress was hosted by VDMA Pumps and Systems in Dresden, Germany.

Mr Karavelioğlu has been deputy chairman of the SMS and Layne Bowler pump, valve and DI pipe companies since 1990. He is also a long-standing member of the Europump Executive Council on behalf of the Turkish Pump and Valve Manufacturers' Association. In his acceptance speech, Mr Karavelioğlu recalled the positive feelings and the assurance of deeply laid foundations from the many past Europump meetings, and said he was looking forward to protecting the values of Europump, and to add more.

The General Assembly also endorsed the changeover of Secretary General from Mr Guy Van Doorslaer to Mr Thijs de Wolff. Mr Van Doorslaer, now retired, received special recognition for his 25 years of outstanding service to Europump from 1991 to 2015.