CECE, the Committee for European construction equipment industry, has hired a new Secretary General as of the first of July. It secured the commitment of Sigrid de Vries, partner in the public relations agency Quick Communications, to represent the sector towards the EU institutions and manage the association’s Brussels office. The new Secretary General succeeds Ralf Wezel who leaves, after a twelve-year tenure with CECE, in order to undertake new responsibilities within the industry association VDMA in Frankfurt. Sigrid de Vries is an experienced EU governmental affairs and communications professional, who served many years as director of communications at ACEA (the European Automobile Manufacturers Association) in Brussels and later led the institutional relations activities of CNH Industrial in Europe.
Eric Lepine, president of CECE and Managing Director of Caterpillar France SAS, welcomed the new secretary-general to CECE and thanked Wezel for his commitment.