Members of the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc) have elected Lars Wallstein as its new president for the next two years during the general assembly.
He is succeeding Neville Prior, chairman of UK-based Cornelius-Group, who led the organisation over the past 10 years.
Prior said: “As my term comes to an end, I want to express my profound gratitude to the incredible individuals who make up the Fecc family. We’ve faced market fluctuations, regulatory complexities, and global crises. Through it all, we’ve stood strong together, reinforcing the bonds that define our industry’s character.”
Wallstein commented: “I am grateful for the trust and look forward to serving another term, this time as president. Especially in these challenging times, it is crucial to remain optimistic.
“This requires courage and confidence in our problem-solving abilities to ensure we can drive a future-proof and sustainable transformation together. The partnership along the entire value chain is critical for this.
“As a European federation, it is important for us to be a strong partner for the national associations and direct company members by not only listening carefully to our industry and its stakeholders, but also by giving them a voice to drive change.”
Fecc´s core leadership team is completed by Oliver Fox (Board Member of AssICC, the Italian Association of Chemical Trade) as Vice-President-Elect and the new Treasurer Mikko Pasanen, board member of TKL, the Association of Finnish Technical Traders.