Martin Harvey has been appointed President of Euralarm at organisation’s 50th General Assembly, succeeding Enzo Peduzzi who has served in the role for the past three years. A new general manager – Paul van der Zanden – to represent the association in Brussels was introduced. He’ll begin in post during Q3.
New chairs were elected for the Euralarm Sections and will also join as members of the Euralarm Board. Lance Rütimann (Siemens) will chair the Fire Section of Euralarm with, as vice-chairman, Michael Scharnowsky (Hekatron). Tornbjörn Laursen (SikkerhedsBranchen) will chair the Extinguishing Section and Alan Elder (of the Fire Industry Association) will serve as vice-chairman. Jon Könz (Siemens) has been elected chair of the Services Section with Philippe Lecuyer (DEF) taking the role of vice-chairman. David Wilkinson of the British Security Industry Association is to carry on as chairman of the Security Section. Milan Ceeh (AGA) has been elected as Wilkinson’s vice-chairman.
Euralarm’s 2018 General Assembly was hosted in Bucharest by Euralarm’s Romanian Member ARTS, a body representing the security industry in that nation. The event coincided with the end of the Euralarm Board’s three-year mandate and offered a review of progress achieved during that three-year period. Delegates from national associations and blue chip companies who were in attendance acknowledged that the security and fire sectors are now more unified and better integrated into European decision-making processes.