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European Producers of Laminate Flooring
EPLF Wohlbefinden

About

The top decision-making body in the Association is the EPLF® Meeting of Members which convenes once a year at an international location. They are responsible for selecting the Executive Board and the chairmen of the EPLF® Working Groups. At the Meeting of Members the Executive Board, the Working Groups and the Executive Unit of the EPLF® members present details of current Association projects and future perspectives for discussion.

The EPLF® Executive Board is responsible for the administration and coordination of all Association activities and for developing Association policy and strategy. It is responsible for contacts with decision-making bodies within and outside the Association and is the client of the Executive Unit.

 

Who are the members of the Executive Board?

Chairman of the board: 
Max von Tippelskirch (Swiss Krono)

Deputy: 
Ruben Desmet (Unilin), Chairman of the Markets + Image Committee

Member of the board:
Eberhard Herrmann (Classen), Chairman of the Technical Committee

Auditor:
Georg Kruse (Windmöller)

The Association is managed by Cambre Associates (Brussels, Belgium), which is also where the Brussels Office is located.

The Managing Director of the EPLF® is Feriel Saouli.
Cambre Associates is also responsible for the press office and public relations on behalf of the Association.

Committees

The association has two Committees: The Markets & Image Committee, chaired by Ruben Desmet (Unilin) and the Technical Committee, chaired by Eberhard Herrmann (Classen). The Committees deal mainly with:

Markets & Image Committee

  • Quarterly sales statistics 
  • Press office and public relations work
  • Lobbying
  • International trade fair representation 
  • Internet
  • Trend analyses
  • Market research
  • Monitoring of competition

Technical Committee

  • Development of research and standards, e.g. EN 13329 European standard on laminate flooring
  • Involvement in standardization bodies at both European and international level
  • Preparation of brochures and data sheets on technical issues, e.g. data sheets on laying and cleaning
  • Working parties for special projects, e.g. Working Party on Push and Pull Forces, Working Party on Deep structures, Working Party on Castor Chair Test.
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