DUBAI, UAE, 22 March 2022: HVACR association, Eurovent Middle East conducted its annual meeting on March 22 in Dubai. It re-elected into office Tariq Al Ghussein, Chairman and CEO, Taqeef, as President; and Rafael Van Eijcken, General Manager, Baltimore Aircoil Middle East, as Vice President, during the meeting. It also introduced three new members to the Board – Marco Duarte, who takes office as Managing Director, ebm-papst Middle East from April 1, 2022; Matteo Zanesco, Managing Director, CAREL Middle East; and Ismail Serhan Ozten, Business Development and Technical Support Director – TMA region, Danfoss.
The other members of the Board are: Andrea Cavalet, General Manager, Epta Middle East; Dani Elamana, Technical Director, Camfil Middle East; Frank Taaning Grundholm, VP – Global HVACR Sales, ABB; Morten Schmelzer, Head of Public Affairs, Systemair; and Rangan Srinivasan, Director of Marketing and Product Management, Rheem MEA
Markus Lattner, Managing Director, Eurovent Middle East, said the meeting represented a happy occasion, as the association was able to bring together members for an in-person event for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic. In all, 40 representatives gathered for the meeting, which Lattner said shows everybody is eager to get back to physical interaction.
The meeting, he said, was an opportunity to analyse the association’s activities and was a validation of the fact that it had weathered the pandemic with resilience. The association is celebrating its fifth anniversary later in the year. Lattner pointed out that of the five years, two years were under the shadow of the pandemic and that it was commendable that the members showed their support to keep the momentum alive. “The purpose to fulfil the needs of the marker is answered with such interest, and it gives us confidence that we have reason to be here,” Lattner said.
He said there was much to look forward to in the course of the year. Eurovent Middle East, he said, will soon introduce new interesting projects to the public. “We are planning to have our industry summit in September,” he said. “It will take place under the theme: ‘HVACR next gen: Rethinking policies and strategies’.”