Dear CECE members,

“New Secretary General at the helm of CECE” said the press release that CECE issued this week, marking an important moment in the existence of the association. After a twelve-year tenure as Secretary General of CECE in Brussels, Ralf Wezel has moved back to Frankfurt, entering a new role within VDMA. And I have joined the Brussels team, on the first of July, to represent the European construction equipment sector towards the EU institutions and facilitate the smooth running of the association. 

I will be picking up where Ralf has left. In the words of Eric Lepine, President of CECE: “Ralf has strengthened the role and influence of CECE throughout his time with the association.” That role is bound to increase even further.

EU legislation has a direct impact on the ability of the sector to stay competitive. I look forward to working together with you, CECE members, as well as with the partner associations and other stakeholders to make the industry’s voice heard and pursue common goals.

Sigrid de Vries, 
Secretary General

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