ELA-General Assembly and Annual Conference in Istanbul
Roberto Zappa (left) and his successor Willem Johannes Koster.

Roberto Zappa (left) and his successor Willem Johannes Koster. (Photo: © ELA)

ELA: New president, new board


The European Lift Association (ELA) has a new president and a new board. The association made the announcement after its annual general meeting and conference, which this time took place in Istanbul.

Dutchman Willem Johannes Koster is the new President of the European Lift Association, succeeding Italian Roberto Zappa, who has held the position since 2018. The Spaniard Lars Axel Gustafsson is the new ELA Vice President for a period of one year, succeeding the Swiss Andreas Wespi.

These are the members of the new Executive Board ((alphabetic order):


  1. Angelo Fumagalli (IT)
  2. René Hermann (CH)
  3. Achim Hütter (DE)
  4. George Jackson (UK)
  5. Apostolos Kalyvas (GR)
  6. Ari Ketonen (FI)
  7. Björn Kollmorgen (DE)
  8. Christophe Maureau (FR)
  9. Antonio Perez Ruiz (ES)
  10. Olivier Rouvière (FR)
  11. Savaşal Sayin (TR)
  12. Gerhard Alfred Schiffner (DE)
  13. Kris Schockaert (BE)
  14. Robert Wójcik (PL)
  15. Roberto Zappa (IT)

The LIFTjournal will report in more detail in the coming issues.

More information:ela-aisbl.eu

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