Frank Schouten becomes Honoray President of the ICDLI
The International Committee of
the Decorative Laminates Industry (ICDLI) has appointed Frank
Schouten, who was managing director of the member Trespa
International B.V. for many years, to its Honorary President.
The acting president of the ICDLI, Markus Höchli, presented the honorary
diploma to Schouten at the Plenary Assembly on October 8th 2009
in Prague. He thanked Schouten for his dedication, through which he
had a great share on the development of the ICDLI to an attractive
platform for manufacturers of decorative laminates and their suppliers.
Frank Schouten had been elected president of the association several
times. At last he held the office from 2004 to 2007. It was his initiative
who made the transformation of the ICDLI from an association of associations
to an association of single members a successful one. At his
instigation public relations became an important part of the work of
the ICDLI. He also introduced an industry analysis which still provides
the members of the association with important information about the
development of the laminates’ market.