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New President for Committee for European Construction Equipment

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From 1 January 2014, Eric Lepine, General Manager of Caterpillar France SAS in Grenoble, will take over the presidency of CECE, the Committee for European Construction Equipment, for the coming two years. Mr Lepine takes over from Johann Sailer, who chaired the association for the last two years.

Lepine’s main goal for his presidency will be to ensure the implementation of the 10 Points listed in the CECE-CEMA Industry Manifesto, which was presented during the 2013 CECE summit in Brussels to the members of the European Parliament and the European Commission. Lepine believes that CECE should focus on three main priorities during his Presidency:  Achieving a harmonisation of road safety requirements for non-road mobile machinery within Europe; ensuring that industry’s needs are duly taken into account within the current revision of the exhaust emission legislation and finally the association should work for the final approval of the market surveillance legislation review, currently stuck at the European Council level. He would continue and step up dialogue with decision makers in Brussels at all levels and wants to avoid unnecessary complexity in laws and regulations.

Christian Stryffeler, Executive Vice-President for the machine segment of Ammann AG and Giampiero Biglia, Business Director at CNH Industrial, will act as deputy chairmen over the two-year term. CECE represents 1200 mainly medium-sized European construction equipment manufacturers from 14 countries who are members of CECE via their national associations. The European construction equipment industry achieves a turnover of €25 billion and employs 130 000 people.

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