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CECIP elects Nick Parsons as new President


During its online General Assembly CECIP elected Nick Parsons as new President of the association. Nick Parsons is a British national and currently Deputy Chief Sales Officer at Minebea Intec. He has held numerous positions within weighing industry and was active in weighing industry associations in the UK, Ireland and USA. His knowledge of the industry and experience within associations made him an excellent candidate for this role.

The election of Nick Parsons means Urs Widmer will step back as CECIP President, a position he held during the last six years. In his last General Assembly as CECIP President Urs Widmer thanked the CECIP members for their support and was glad to leave CECIP in good hands. “It was a great pleasure to be the CECIP President over the last years. I believe we represented the European weighing industry well due to the great support from all CECIP members in the different working groups. I’m confident Nick will be an outstanding CECIP President leading CECIP in a new decade.”

The handover took place during an online meeting and Nick Parsons’ new role is effective immediately. In his speech Nick Parsons mentioned that he was glad Urs Widmer left him CECIP in the position it is currently in. “First of all, I would like to thank Urs for his passion and commitment to CECIP over the last six years. Thanks to his leadership, the activities of CECIP were brought to the next level. I hope to continue the great work started by Urs during my term, including CECIP’s vision for the European Weighing industry by 2030 and our relationships with the various authorities. I am looking forward to the continued cooperation with the CECIP members, the authorities and our international co-operation partners.”

New President of International Cooperation Group & Business & Trade Group
Next to the new CECIP President a new President of the CECIP International Cooperation Group (ICG) and Business & Trade Group was elected. Luis Cachón, Head of Legal Metrology of the Mettler Toledo Group, will replace Roland Nater as ICG President who retired last year as President. Luis Cachón: “The ICG group wouldn’t be where it is now without Roland’s continuous efforts and contacts. Therefore, I’m keen to take this new role and built on his work. There are some great ideas to develop the international cooperation further and I’m enthusiastic to start working on them.”
The CECIP International Cooperation Group focusses on the cooperation with industry associations outside Europe. At the moment CECIP has partnership agreements with associations in US, Japan and China.

Furthermore, Juan Román (CEO of Dibal) was elected as new President of the Business & Trade Group (BTG). Although BTG President Richard Herbert will step back as President he will remain active within the working group. The CECIP General Assembly showed great confidence in Juan and is confident he will be the right person for this position.


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    CECIP is the European association for national trade organisations representing the European manufacturers of weighing instruments.
    Founded in 1958, CECIP has today 14 members. These include 11 national member associations from: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom and three company members from Portugal, Sweden and Turkey.

    The weighing industry has gone through tremendous changes in the past decades with new technologies and techniques being introduced in all sectors. Nowadays weighing instruments plays an important role in every industry, contributing to the quality of the final product.

    Today, CECIP is playing its role within Europe, striving for common and harmonised standards to be adopted at European and International levels. These standards and legislation should provide safety and quality to both consumers and users of weighing instruments. CECIP aims to provide valuable contributions to improve the quality of legislation and standards.