The General Assembly
is composed by delegates of national associations who must each represent a different company and may only be persons who themselves, in an active managing function, represent a manufacturing member company producing machine tools and related manufacturing technologies. These Delegates are accompanied by the Director/Secretary of their national association. The General Assembly meets twice a year.
is composed by 8 industrialists from the General Assembly. It proposes policies and directions to the General Assembly,
and it supervises the implementation of decisions taken by the General Assembly. Their term of office is three years.
Current composition of the CECIMO Board:
Dr. Roland Feichtl
M. Selcuk Baydar
M. Luigi Galdabini
M. César Garbalena
M. Martin Kapp
M. Robert Nefkens
Dr. Hans-Martin Schneeberger
M. Francois Duval
The General Assembly ratifies the appointment of the President by the Board for a period of two years. The current President, elected in 2017 until fall 2019, is Dr. Roland Feichtl (Austria), Member of the Supervisory Board of KRAUSECO Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH.
Four Committees have been appointed by the General Assembly to cover our activities and dossiers.
Chairman Economic Committee:
M. Marcus Burton (United Kingdom, YAMAZAKI MAZAK UK Ltd)
Chairman Technical Committee:
M. Juha Mäkitalo (Finland, FINN POWER OY (PRIMAPOWER))
Chairman Communication and Advocacy Committee:
M. George Blaha (Czech Republic, SCHNEEBERGER Mineralgusstechnik, s.r.o.)
Chairman Additive Manufacturing Committee
M. Stewart Lane (United Kingdom, RENISHAW PLC)
General Commissioner for EMO
The General Commissioner for EMO is nominated by CECIMO as CECIMO owns the exhibition EMO. He/she will be proposed by the Member which organises the exhibition and will be confirmed by the General Assembly.
The General Assembly of 18 June 2019 confirmed Luigi Galdabini (Italy) as the next general Commissioner of EMO 2021.
The Treasurer is elected on the proposal of the Board by the General Assembly. The current Treasurer is M. Tomas Hedenborg (Finland, FASTEMS OY AB).
The General Assembly on the proposal of the Board nominates a statutory auditor of CECIMO.
The Secretary General
The Secretary General is appointed by the Board. The daily management of CECIMO is his/her responsibility and he/she carries also the name of Director General. The current Secretary General/Director General is M. Filip Geerts
On request of the bodies of CECIMO, the General Assembly may set up project teams (also called working groups). The project teams may take over certain tasks over a longer period of time, or take over the responsibility for carrying out a given project. Every member is entitled to delegate participants to the project teams. These may be designated among the staff of national associations or their manufacturing member companies. In addition, experts in specific disciplines (coming from universities for instance) may be co-opted.