ICOMIA approves new leadership

ICOMIA has announced that Udo Kleinitz has been elected as the new ICOMIA secretary general at the recent AGM of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), held during the Annual Congress in Gdansk, Poland on 12th June 2015. This follows the retirement of Tony Rice who led ICOMIA for 13 years as Secretary General.

In addition, the recent AGM also saw a new ICOMIA president appointed. Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) succeeds Peter Methven, OBE, of BMF, after three years as president. Dammrich joined the NMMA in 1999 and has been a member of the ICOMIA Executive Committee since 2003. This included a previous two-year term as president from 2008 to 2010.

An avid sailor, Mr. Kleinitz previously worked as ICOMIA technical manager for five years. He started his boatbuilding career in 1994. After obtaining the German Master Craftsman degree in boatbuilding he moved to the UK to work for ICOMIA in 2008, he then worked for two years as head of technical services at the British Marine Foundation.

According to ICOMIA, Udo’s extensive industry knowledge and expertise will stand the organisation in good stead and enable it to continue to grow in international standing as it did under the leadership of Tony Rice.

For more information, visit ICOMIA.

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