TEPPFA: Change at Top
The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA), Brussels, Belgium, has a newly elected President and a new General Manager. Niels Rune Solgaard-Nielsen has succeeded Hans Telgen as President and Tony Calton takes over as General Manager from Pierre Favrot.
Solgaard-Nielsen is CEO for the Pipelife Group headquartered in Austria. A Danish citizen, Solgaard-Nielsen holds a Master in Economics and Business Management from University of Aarhus. Before joining Pipelife as COO Region Europe North in 2003 he worked for ABB for nearly 20 years holding various management positions in Denmark and internationally.
Calton has many years of manufacturing and marketing experience with the UK activities of the Aliaxis Group of companies. His particular field of expertise covers the development of plastic pipe systems for sewer, gas and water transportation in the utilities, offshore and industrial markets. He has served on various TEPPFA committees having more recently promoted the technical investigation into the association’s Sustainable Municipal Pipes project.
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