Roland Albers, president of FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry, recently announced that the FEICA executive board has unanimously appointed Kristel Ons the incoming secretary general of the association, effective June 15, 2020, succeeding Philip Bruce. Ons has been with FEICA for over 10 years, previously as its Communications and Events director, responsible for the organization of the annual FEICA Conference & EXPO, as well as internal and external communication. She has reportedly been instrumental in the roll-out of FEICA’s strategy. She served as deputy to Bruce for the last four years and has been involved in all secretary general duties since the beginning of 2020 to ensure a smooth transition to the new role.

“I am excited to be appointed as the next Secretary General of FEICA,” Ons said. “I very much look forward to continue working with the staff, members and external stakeholders to promote and strengthen our industry.”

Bruce, director of PJB Chemical Consulting Ltd., took charge of FEICA over four years ago. “Kristel knows FEICA through and through and I wish her all the very best,” he said. “The Association will have a bright future in her capable hands. I want to express my deep appreciation for the opportunity to work with so many talented members, colleagues and external stakeholders, all very dedicated to our industry.”

Prior to joining FEICA, Ons worked in global business development across a range of industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications, a postgraduate diploma in corporate finance from K.U. Leuven, and an executive master’s degree in international association management from the Solvay Business School. In addition, she is a certified Prince2© Foundation project manager.

“We are delighted that Kristel is assuming the position of Secretary General at FEICA and wish Philip a very happy retirement after very productive years of leading the Association,” said Albers. “Building on FEICA’s excellent reputation in the public domain as well as with the European bodies, the board and I are confident that Kristel will take the Association to new heights.”

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