New President & Vice-President for COLIPED
BRUSSELS, Belgium – The members of the Association of the European Two-Wheeler Parts’ & Accessories’ Industry COLIPED unanimously elected Jan Willem ten Dam as their new President.
At the same meeting the members of COLIPED elected Erhard Büchel as the new Vice-President.
Former Vice-President of COLIPED Jan Willem ten Dam (63) is CEO of Ryde International, the umbrella holding of Ryde BV (the Netherlands), Ryde (Malaysia), Ryde Hungary (Hungary), Bike Parts (Hong Kong), Weinmann Kunshan (China) and Weinmann Huizhou (China). RYDE International supplies leading bicycle manufacturers worldwide with medium and high-end rims & wheels.
“Strengthening our position”
“Strengthening the position of the European bicycle parts’ & accessories’ industry is a challenging goal”, said Jan Willem ten Dam after his election. “I am truly honored by COLIPED’s confidence in me and I am committed to put my experience in the sector at the service of the European association and its members in realizing this objective.”
Erhard Büchel (60) is CEO of Büchel GmbH & Co. Fahrzeugteilefabrik KG. Büchel, a family owned medium size Industrial Corporation. Located on five sites in Germany and three joint ventures in China, the company produces various bike and automobile components.
“Fair trade with emerging markets”
“I want to fight for a fair trade between Europe and the emerging markets, especially East Asia”, said Erhard Büchel. My aim is to help strengthen the co-operation in the European bicycle sector and to promote innovation and to assimilate the still existing different European standards in certain fields of the bicycle industry.”
COLIPED’s former President Moreno Fioravanti is now closely involved in EBMA, the European Bicycle Manufacturers’ Association.