Christophe Lautray, CSO of Linde Material Handling, was elected President of FEM on the occasion of the FEM Biennial Congress on 6-7 October 2016 in Bordeaux. He takes over from Jan van der Velden, who stepped down after 4 years.
Born in 1962, Christophe Lautray started his career in the Saft – Alcatel Group before joining Fenwick Linde in 1991. After taking over the general management of Fenwick, he moved to Linde Material Handling where he has been a Member of the Management Board and Chief Sales Officer since 2009.
He said: “It is truly an immense honour for me to be elected as president of our organisation representing the great Material Handling industry, one of the very few using all the technologies which are required in the automotive industry.”
Christophe Lautray explained that he would “bring across [his] passion for our industries” and base his mandate on 4 key topics:
- Attractiveness of our industries
- Stronger links with Orgalime
- More presence of high-ranking executives at the FEM Congress and in working groups