Web Exclusive | October 2019
Christian Guinet heads UCMTF
At last ITMA in Barcelona, the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (UCMTF in French) announced the appointment of Christian Guinet as Secretary General. On September 1, he took over from Evelyne Cholet, who had decided to retire.
Bruno Ameline, President, UCMTF, stated “it is a great opportunity for us to welcome Christian. He fits all our requirements: a textile engineer, he joined one of our members in 1982, a great part of his experience has been as export manager in charge of the sales financing and credit insurance. We know each other very well as, within our organisation; he has been President of our Promotion Committee. In that position, he organised, with Cholet, our road shows, seminars and national pavilions in many fairs and managed our relations with the textile press.
The transition with Cholet has been extremely smooth as they had been working together for many years. The only sad thing, Ameline adds is that we will miss Cholet. She joined our association in 1985to organise ITMA 1987and then stayed with us for 34years. All our contacts know and appreciate her. I am quite sure they will welcome Guinet, who shares the same values than Cholet. He will be a great asset to our 35 members which are exporting, all over the world, most of their machines and services worth more than a billion dollars annually.