Pascal Vinzio was elected CEIR president for the period 2015–2017 together with a new Board and a new secretary general. CEIR also welcomed a new member: SEDAL. The CEIR General Assembly met on 13 June 2015 on the occasion of the CEIR Congress, hosted by its British member BMA in Harrogate (UK).
Pascal Vinzio, representing the French association Profluid, was elected as the new CEIR President. He is Research and Innovation Manager for valves at KSB Group, but he is also deeply involved in valve work with PROFLUID, CETIM, LRCCP, UNM, CEN and ISO. He has been active in the CEIR Board for many years and also chairs the CEIR Industrial & Building Valves Technical Committee.
CEIR also welcomed new members on its Board, namely Antonio Pardal (Agrival, Spain), Benoit Smagghe (Profluid, France) and Marco Caleffi (AVR, Italy), whilst Maurizio Brancaleoni (AVR, Italy) and Frédéric Segault (Profluid, France) stepped down. Ugo Pettinaroli (AVR, Italy), who chairs the CEIR Marketing & Communication Committee, was elected first vice president. In addition, CEIR members nominated a new secretary general, Anne Claire Rasselet.
Finally, CEIR members endorsed the membership application of a Spanish company. SEDAL Group is a leading global manufacturer of components for the faucet and sanitary industry.