Kyoto/London - Dr. Carsten Russner, Managing Director of KYOCERA Fineceramics Precision GmbH, based in Selb, Germany, was unanimously elected as the new President of the European Technical Ceramics Federation (EuTeCer) on December 10. He thus also represents technical ceramics on the Cerame-Unie presidium.
EuTeCer is an association for technical ceramics whose members are located in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Romania and Turkey, and which is one of the nine sectors belonging to the umbrella organization of the European ceramics industry Cerame-Unie. Of seven of these ceramics sectors, including EuTeCer, Cerame-Unie provides the secretariat, with the other two secretariats located in Hagen (EEA) and Brussels (EXCA). Members and associate members - both national associations and direct members - are based in 30 European countries, including 27 EU member states. According to its own figures, the ceramics industry comprises around 2,000 companies in the EU, including not only large international groups but also a large proportion of SMEs (80%), which truly embody the European motto "united in diversity".