During FEM’s Congress on 21-23 September in Italy, members unanimously elected Christophe Lautray, Executive Vice President Sales & Service of Linde Material Handling GmbH and STILL GmbH, as President of FEM.
Members paid tribute to the outgoing President, Jos De Vuyst, CEO of stow, and thanked him for his highly valued contribution and dedication, while welcoming the new President.
Christophe has been member of the FEM Board since 2014. This is his second term as President of FEM, having previously held the role from 2016-2018, and he comes to the position once again bringing a wealth of experience.
In his current role, Christophe has been a member of KION ITS EMEA Executive Board since 2020, in charge of Sales & Services activities in EMEA. He has also been a member of the Executive Board of Linde Material Handling in Germany since 2009. Previously he has held Executive positions at Fenwick-Linde in France and other technology companies for several years.
Following his election, Christophe stated ‘’I am excited to take the role of FEM President once again. Our industry is faced with many challenges including the energy crisis, record inflation and geopolitical instability. At the same time, we are experiencing a tsunami of EU legislation that directly impacts our businesses. In these demanding times, I am more convinced than ever that FEM’s work is crucial for protecting our companies’ interests and creating conditions that support innovation and competitiveness in Europe.’’