The PDA Europe General Assembly held on the 17th of November elected two new dynamic leaders to our Board of Directors : Hans van der Laan and Gert Hirv.
Board of Directors: Hans van der Laan and Gert Hirv.
Hans van der Laan is Application Development Manager at Covestro. Within the company, he works with architectural and construction binders to provide technical support in Europe and in the Middle East. Hans’ area of expertise is in the building construction area and in particular in coatings with a focus on synthetic flooring for all kind of applications like decorative and protective flooring among ship decks and other specialties.
Gert Hirv is Regional Manager and Director at Polimaris. Within the company, he is in charge of project management where one of the most important services is polyurea application on parking decks, road- railway bridges, flat roofs etc. Gert has experience in leading projects where polyurea systems are the main link in the chain. He is responsible for the quality control of applied materials and for raising awareness in Lithuania and in Estonia of this magnificent coating called polyurea.
Our Board is also composed of Daniel Nan, Corporate Market Development Manager – Liquid Applied Membranes at Sika Services, Marco Quirino, Sales Manager at Magma Macchine, Diego Martinez, Export Manager at Krypton Chemical and David Pont, Technical Manager at Tecnopol.
But that’s not all! On the eve of the General Assembly, the Board members promoted Françoise Maon, Kellen to the position of Secretary General. Françoise has been an invaluable member of our Secretariat for the past 16 years, and her dedication to advancing our organization’s goals is truly commendable. Our Secretariat is also composed of Mélanie Collot, Events Manager and Léa Bartiaux, Administrative Assistant. All three are employees of Kellen, the Association Management Company in charge of our Secretariat. Together, we look forward to shaping the future of PDA Europe and to continuing our commitment to the promotion of excellence in the application of polyurea.