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EUEW Elects a New Praesidium and Appoints a New President and General Secretary

The General Assembly of EUEW confirmed Mr. Ulrich Liedtke, as its new President. To support its ambitious transformation journey, EUEW has appointed Mr. Hans Hanegreefs as its new General Secretary.


The General Assembly of EUEW confirmed Mr. Ulrich Liedtke, as its new President.

Mr Liedtke serves as the Executive Vice President of Würth Elektrogroßhandel GmbH & Co. KG.

He takes over the position from Mr. João Bencatel, General Director of the company Electrorayd, member of FEGIME from Portugal. Mr Bencatel served as the EUEW President for the past 2 years. Mr. Bencatel and Mr. Alexander Dewulf (CEO Sonepar Belgium) will complete the Presidium as Vice Presidents.

Mr. Ulrich Liedtke

I am honored to be chosen to lead this important organization, that strives to set the best operational and ethical standards in the electrical wholesalers industry across Europe. I am looking forward to further building on the legacy of my past leaders, and position EUEW as the leading community of expert electrical wholesaler executives and companies in the European Union. The Board of Directors and newly formed Advisory Council of EUEW are focusing on a transformational strategy that will help EUEW stand closer to the electric wholesalers.

Hans Hanegreefs is a seasoned, international association management professional with over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Over the past 15 years, he has served as the Executive Vice President & CEO of EPTDA (EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association), the leading association for the mechanical power transmission & motion control (PT/MC) industry across EMEA. EPTDA currently has a membership of nearly 260 leading companies in 34 countries across EMEA. Its membership represents over 26 billion euros annual sales volume and 250,000 employees.

Mr. Hans Hanegreefs

I feel privileged to take over the position of General Secretary of the EUEW. I was truly honored to attend the Annual General Convention in Krakow, where I had the opportunity to meet so many members in person, and better understand the challenges as well as opportunities that lie ahead. It is remarkable that most trade associations are facing similar concerns, and with our past experiences, I am looking forward to adding value in helping answer some of these challenges, and support EUEW in its future journey. As the only pan-European organization representing the electrical wholesalers, I am confident the potential for further development and growth is enormous.

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