Eurobitume Announces Election of New Senior Officers
The European Association of Bitumen Producers (Eurobitume) announced the election of three new senior officers at the association’s virtual spring meeting in Brussels. Frédérique Cointe from ExxonMobil, pictured here, is now Eurobitume’s president. Christophe Jacquet from Total is vice president and Dave Foster from Shell is treasurer. In their new roles, Cointe, Jacquet and Foster will champion the efficient, effective and safe use of refined bitumen in road, industrial and building applications throughout Europe.
Cointe, who is ExxonMobil’s EAME asphalt technical manager, had served as Eurobitume’s vice president for the previous 12 months before she replaced OMV’s Markus Spiegl as president. She is an experienced bitumen and asphalt industry professional who has built up a wide pool of expertise during spells in R&D, sales and marketing, planning and technology, and asphalt technology.
The association also welcomes global energy and commodities company Vitol to its ranks. Head of Bitumen for Vitol, Nick Fay, explained: “We applied to become a member of Eurobitume so we could access their wealth of valuable technical and HSE research, studies and guidance.”
Eurobitume Director General Siobhan McKelvey commented: “I am delighted to welcome Vitol into our organisation. With an active bitumen refining and marketing business in Europe, they meet the criteria perfectly for being a Core Member of Eurobitume. They bring a wealth of additional experience and expertise which will be invaluable to the Association and our other members in helping shape the future of the bitumen industry in Europe.”