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  • Jun 25, 2018

Naci Sahin Elected as President of Eurovent Association

Long-term Eurovent Board member and Managing Director of FRITERM succeeds Alex Rasmussen…


 During the Eurovent Annual Meeting in Oslo, members have confirmed Naci Sahin as their new resident. The MD of the Turkish company FRITERM has been member of the Eurovent Board of Directors since 2011 and succeeds Alex Rasmussen. Sahin used to be President of Eurovent’s Turkish member association ISKID from 2013 to 2014 and has been playing a leading role in shaping the internationalisation of the Turkish HVACR industry over the past decades.

  With Naci Sahin, Eurovent welcomes its first-ever President from Turkey. The association is representing associations and manufacturers from all over Europe (not only EU Member States). Turkish manufacturers have been actively participating in Eurovent activities since the Turkish sector federation ISKID has joined Eurovent in 1997. The outgoing President Alex Rasmussen, who had been successfully leading the association for the past three years, is going to continue as first Vice-President and will remain responsible for European Union policy matters.

  Following his election, Naci Sahin stated: “It is a great honour for me to have been elected President of Europe’s leading HVACR sector association. Over the past decades, Eurovent has brought the European industry together, reduced trade barriers, actively shaped legislation and standards while motivating and pushing our industry to think ahead in terms of energy efficiency, product quality, indoor air quality and many other issues. In the specific case of my country, Eurovent has supported us in complying with EPBD and Ecodesign legislation, which are also applicable in Turkey. The Eurovent Certification schemes have pushed the industry to set the bars higher. Throughout my Presidency, I would like to continue the development path initiated by my predecessors Christian Herten and Alex Rasmussen. A particular focus will be put on further increasing European industry cooperation and unity.”