Bart J. ten Brink new President of EUROPUR

16 December 2014

On 27 November the Board of Directors of EUROPUR unanimously elected former association Vice-President Bart J. ten Brink from FoamPartner as new President of the Association, effective as from 1 January 2015. Ten Brink succeeds long-standing President Ward Dupont. Charles Schulpen, from Multy Foam, was elected as successor Vice-President for Bart ten Brink.

At the last Board of Directors meeting of EUROPUR, Bart J. ten Brink, CEO of FoamPartner and Member of the Group Executive Board at Conzzeta AG, was elected as new President of the association. His mandate is effective as from 1 January 2015.

Ten Brink succeeds Ward Dupont who has been serving for 15 years on the Board of Directors, including 13 years as President. Bart J. ten Brink has already been a member of the association’s Board since 2009 and served as Vice-President since 2012. He was born in 1964 and absolved his major studies at the University of Tilburg (VAT) Netherlands and at Stanford/NUS Singapore (Executive Management). He has been working in the polyurethane industry for more than 24 years. Ten Brink is looking forward to his new role: “As an association our aim is to make flexible polyurethane foams more visible and it will be my pleasure to lead EUROPUR’s focus on issues crucial for our industry. We will work actively on regulatory developments. These include current discussions at EU level regarding materials used in our industry and the end-of-life of flexible polyurethane foam containing products.” 

Charles Schulpen new Vice-President

Charles Schulpen, Director of Multy Foam, was elected Vice-President as successor for Bart ten Brink. He was born in the Netherlands in 1968 and studied at the University of Leiden, the London School of Economics and the University of Heidelberg. In 1992, he obtained his Master degree in Law and started working in the industry.

The Board of Directors thanks the outgoing president Ward Dupont for his leadership and major commitment to EUROPUR throughout the years and looks forward to continued support from him as a consultant to the association.

For further information, please contact

Michel Baumgartner, Secretary General, Tel: +32 2 741 82 83