TEPPFA Welcomes Tom Van Gyseghem as its New President

Category: Press release, Date: 28 May 2020


Today, TEPPFA, the leading European trade association representing plastic pipe manufacturers in Europe, is pleased to announce that Tom Van Gyseghem will join as the new president for the next two years with immediate effect.

He was nominated by the TEPPFA Executive Committee and unanimously approved by the 28 members represented at the 2020 Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) held virtually today.

Tom is the Chief Growth Officer and a member of the Executive Committee at Aliaxis, a global supplier of advanced plastic piping systems. He joined Aliaxis in 2005 and has held several roles including Divisional CEO Asia based in Singapore. Tom is relocating to Brussels next month to lead the marketing and innovation activities for Aliaxis.

Tom holds a Master Commercial Engineer from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and a Master in International Business from the Universitaet Konstanz (Germany) and brings to TEPPFA a vast range of experience in the plastic pipe industry. Before joining Aliaxis, Tom has worked in strategy consulting and in the global automotive industry. Tom takes over from Fausto Bejarano who has retired from Aliaxis and is moving to the Americas. Tom will continue to build on the great work done in the Circular Plastics Alliance to increase the uptake of recycled content into new products.

Tom Van Gyseghem: “I am honoured and delighted to be taking on this new role and to be working with the TEPPFA team during an incredibly important time for the plastic pipes and fittings industry, which is considered an essential industry in these uncertain times. Since TEPPFA’s foundation in 1992 Aliaxis has been a strong supporter of jointly promoting the benefits of plastic pipes with the European decision makers. TEPPFA has a proud legacy as one of the leading voices for our industry in Europe and I look forward to taking on a leadership role as the team takes on a key challenge to further develop and increase the awareness of the sustainable credentials of plastic pipes.”

The TEPPFA Executive Committee would like to warmly welcome Tom and wish him all the best in this role. They sincerely thank Fausto for his contribution during his Presidency and wish him much success with his future endeavors.

Tom Van Gyseghem, Chief Growth Officer, Aliaxis

Tom Van Gyseghem, Chief Growth Officer at Aliaxis, is appointed president of TEPPFA.

About TEPPFA

TEPPFA is The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association founded in 1991 with headquarters in Brussels. TEPPFA’s 12 multinational company members and 15 national associations across Europe represent 350 companies that manufacture plastic pipes and fittings. TEPPFA’s members have an annual production volume of 3 million tonnes directly employing 40,000 people with € 12 billion combined annual sales. TEPPFA positions itself as polymer neutral.

Its final products are subdivided into 3 application groups: 1. Building (above ground systems for hot & cold-water supply, surface heating & cooling, waste water discharge and rainwater drainage) 2. Civils (below ground pipe systems for sewers, stormwater management and sub soil drainage) 3. Utilities (below ground pipe systems for distribution of drinking water, gas, energy and telecommunications).

Press contact: Ludo Debever, General Manager T:+32-488 920 145/+32-273 62406; E:ludo.debever@teppfa.eu/info@teppfa.eu

About Aliaxis

Aliaxis is a global leader in advanced plastic piping systems for building, infrastructure, industrial and agriculture applications. The company provides communities around the world with sustainable innovative solutions for water and energy, leading the industry in a way that anticipates the rapidly evolving needs of its customers and of society. With a global workforce of about 16,000 employees, Aliaxis offers specific solutions that meet our customers’ most demanding needs across the globe. Aliaxis is active through leading local brands and operating in over 45 countries, combining local solutions with global innovation and operational excellence. The company is privately owned, with its global headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

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