EGMF welcomes new Secretary General

During EGMF’s annual General Assembly on 24 April, EGMF members unanimously elected Ioana Smarandache as the new Secretary General, taking over from Anne Claire Rasselet.

Ioana has held the position of Internal Market Advisor in EGMF since 2014 and brings with her vast knowledge and experience of not only the garden machinery and outdoor power equipment industry but also of EGMF as a federation.

In addition to the election of Ioana, the Board also elected Paul Trowman as its newest member, replacing Carlos Aragones.

The Board now consist of the following members:

  • Andreas Rangers (President – Husqvarna)
  • Thomas Meyer (Vice-President – Etesia)
  • Paul Trowman (John Deere)
  • Franco Bastasin (Stiga)
  • Marcel Berben (Briggs & Stratton)
  • Jonathan Broome (Stanley Black & Decker)
  • Rudolf Harrer (Honda)
  • Gary King (Bosch)
  • Anthony Natalin (Toro)
  • Wolfgang Simmer (Stihl)

Members paid tribute to Anne Claire for her highly valued contribution and dedication during her time, while welcoming the new Secretary General and Board Member.

Andreas Rangert, President of EGMF stated: “It is with great pleasure I welcome Ioana Smarandache to be the new Secretary General for EGMF. Ioana has many years of experience with the detailed work within EGMF and will be able to manage the important role EGMF plays, and will play, for the coming years which will see a lot of movement in many strategic areas for the Outdoor Power Industry. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Anne-Claire Rasselet for her great work and dedication she has shown while working for EGMF.”

Following her election, Ioana stated ‘’I am delighted and honoured to take up the position of Secretary General of EGMF. It is an exciting time for the lawn and garden industry, with the EU elections at our doorstep and many key topics for us placed high on the EU policy agenda. I look forward to helping to shape the narrative and strategy of EGMF, making sure the voice of garden machinery manufacturers is heard. ’’