French Machinery: Christian Guinet, new
At last ITMA in Barcelona, the French
Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (UCMTF in French)
announced the appointment of Christian Guinet as Secretary
General. On September 1, he took over from Evelyne Cholet who
had decided to retire.
Christian Guinet, new Secretary
Bruno Ameline, the president stated “it is
a great opportunity for us to welcome Christian. He fits all our
requirements: a textile engineer, he joined one of our members
in 1982, a great part of his experience has been as export
manager in charge of the sales financing and credit insurance.
We know each other very well as, within our organization, he has
been President of our Promotion Committee. In that position, he
organized, with Evelyne Cholet, our road shows, seminars and
National pavilions in many fairs and managed our relations with
the textile press.
The transition with Evelyne Cholet has
been extremely smooth as they had been working together for many
The only sad thing, Bruno Ameline adds is
that we will miss Evelyne. She joined our association in 1985 to
organize ITMA 1987 and then stayed with us for 34 years. All our
contacts know and appreciate her. I am quite sure they will
welcome Christian who shares the same values than Evelyne. He
will be a great asset to our 35 members which are exporting, all
over the world, most of their machines and services worth more
than a billion dollars annually.
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