We are driven by the following three main principles:

1. Quality

EGMF and its members promote the highest available quality standards for each and every product they sell. Quality, safety and environmental performance are interlinked and of paramount importance to EGMF members. We take great pride in building products which fulfil the promises we make to our customers. They are compliant with ever more demanding EU legislation on safety, ergonomics and the environment.

2. Innovation

We firmly believe that securing growth and jobs in Europe can only be achieved by constant efforts to build the most sophisticated and innovative equipment possible. Maintaining this cutting edge is our answer to global competition. First-class engineering and research leading to innovative solutions means not only safer and better performing machines, but also jobs which focus on highly-skilled employment which, in turn, contributes to the EU competitiveness and sustainable growth agenda.

3. Sustainability

For many years our industry has been developing new solutions to limit the environmental impact of its products. As an industry close to nature, we know full well that we depend on the protection of the environment for our jobs and businesses. Our customers rightly expect to maintain their green areas not only efficiently, but also with minimum impact on the environment in general. Consequently, we constantly aim to push the boundaries with regard to emissions, noise levels and the overall environmental impact of our products and their use.



EGMF Board

Companies and associations represented in this photo are:

VIKING, John Deere, Etesia, Toro, Stihl, Honda, STIGA, Husqvarna, Bosch Lawn and Garden, AXEMA, IVG, AEA, Fedecom, FederUnacoma/Comagarden, Fedagrim

Wolfgang Simmer, President

Wolfgang Simmer, President

Born in Innsbruck, Austria in 1962 and raised in Kufstein, studied at the University of Innsbruck where he graduated with a Master degree in Economics with focus on marketing and languages. He started his professional career at VIKING in 1990, first as assistant of the management, and later as sales manager for Austria and then Europe. After VIKING joined the Stihl company group in 1993, he managed VIKING sales activities for all markets. After an organisational restructuring in 2008, he took over the overall management position for marketing and sales. He lives in Kufstein, is married and has three children.

Eric Stegemyr, Vice-President

Eric Stegemyr, Vice-President

Born in 1967 and lives in Sweden with his wife and 4 sons. Eric obtained a Master of Science degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg , Sweden in 1993. He joined Husqvarna in 1994 as a design engineer and was then appointed project manager and subsequently product manager. He then became a Category Manager responsible for production, purchasing, product planning and product development. Since 2009 he has been Vice President and Global Category Manager with responsibility for strategic and operational product planning and development for various product areas. Eric has been part of the EGMF Board representing Husqvarna Group since 2011.

Fabio Ricci, Technical Committee Chairperson

Fabio Ricci, Technical Committee Chairperson

Born in Rome, Italy, and graduated in Mechanical Engineering at University “La Sapienza” in Rome in 1991. In 2011 attended a six-month training course on Management at LUISS Business School in Rome.
Since 1991 has been working at FederUnacoma for the Technical Department and in 2008 was appointed Secretary of Comacomp and Special Project Manager of FederUnacoma. In 2013 was appointed International Market Manager of the Federation working closely with the Internationalisation Department. Joined the EGMF Technical Committee in 2006 and became its Chairman in 2015.

Michael Leisentritt, Marketing Committee Chairperson

Michael Leisentritt, Marketing Committee Chairperson

Born in 1960 and living with his wife close to Stuttgart, Michael graduated with a Master of Economics from the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim. He started his professional career back in 1986 as a consultant with GfK, a leading German market research company. He joined the STIHL Group in 1988 and in his current position he is head of marketing research and marketing strategy. Michael joined the EGMF Marketing Committee in 2008 and became Chairman in 2017.

Anne Claire Rasselet, Secretary General

Anne Claire Rasselet, Secretary General

Anne Claire Rasselet is a Senior Adviser at the Orgalime Partnership, where she is notably in charge of the European environment and energy policies. Anne Claire was nominated as EGMF Secretary General in April 2018. A French native, Anne Claire has worked in Orgalime – the European Technology Industries association – for more than 10 years and specialised in the representation of engineering industry interests. She holds Master degrees of political sciences and European public management from the University of Louvain (UCL) and the ISMAPP Institute.


Cooperation at European and International level

EGMF cooperates closely with the following European and international organisations:

European organisations:


Europe’s Technology Industries


The European Power Tool Association


The European Association of Internal Combustion Engines Manufacturers


European Agricultural Machinery

International organisations:

the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute in the USA


International Internal Combustion Engine Manufacturers Associations