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Award winners comment on recognition

June 23, 2016

A number of industry veterans were recognised for their contributions at The Recycler’s Focus on Europe conference earlier this month.

David Connett and Christian Wernhart at the awards presentation at Focus on Europe

David Connett and Christian Wernhart at the awards presentation at Focus on Europe

Triton Precision Engineering’s outgoing CEO Colin Davison, ETIRA President and Embatex CEO Christian Wernhart and new Triton CEO and former Editor of The Recycler David Connett were all presented with awards at the Focus on Europe event, which took place in Libson, Portugal on 16 and 17 June – you can read our reports here and here.

Davison was presented with ‘The Recycler Lifetime Achievement’ for his efforts and work in the remanufacturing industry, while Wernhart was awarded for ’10 Years as President of ETIRA’ by the association, and Connett was recognised with a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award from ETIRA as well. All three were presented with their awards at the event’s evening dinner.

Stefanie Unland presents Colin Davison with his award at Focus on Europe

Stefanie Unland presents Colin Davison with his award at Focus on Europe

Wernhart stated: “I was very happy because it was unexpected, and I did not remember that already 10 years have passed – it was a very nice surprise.”

Connett said: “It has been a fantastic experience to be involved with ETIRA from the very beginning, when we asked the industry to pay €1,000 a person to attend the then IF conferences to raise funds to lobby for a better WEEE Directive, and to launch ETIRA and to see it grow and develop into a truly effective trade association that challenges the EU, national governments and organisations and the OEM community to promote remanufacturing as an active part of the office imaging industry.

“The award was a complete surprise to me, and I would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts in making the award and their support over the years. The award travelled home safely and sits in pride of place on my desk.”

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