The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) has announced that Dr Lionel Aboussouan is to be appointed as EPMA Executive Director, succeeding Jonathan Wroe who died suddenly late last year.
Aboussouan will officially begin the day-to-day running of the EPMA, its staff and projects, following the association’s General Assembly on April 8, 2016 in Brussels. In the meantime, Dr Volker Arnhold, former GKN Executive Manager and EPMA Board & Council Member, has been recruited as a temporary Executive Director to assist during Aboussouan’s introductory period.
Aboussouan has previously worked at Arcelor Research and the World Steel Association, which represents over 150 steel producers (including nine of the world’s ten largest steel companies), national and regional steel industry associations and steel research institutes.
More recently Aboussouan was employed at ArcelorMittal as the Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality, for one of the company’s business units.
“Many of Lionel’s skills and working practises that he has gained over his working career will be a real asset to the EPMA moving forward,” stated EPMA President Phillippe Gundermann. “Lionel will build on the firm foundations left by Jonathan and work with EPMA Members, staff and stakeholders to continue the success of one of Europe’s leading trade associations.”