Einar Gottskalksson New President Global Flooring Alliance
Earlier this month, the members of the Global Flooring Alliance (GFA) voted Mr Einar Gottskalksson (company Egill Árnason, Iceland) as their new President. He will succeed Mr Carlo Cavinato (company Cavinato S.p.A., Italy) who served as President for a number of years. Mr Matjaz Stefan (company Alpod d.o.o., Slovenia) stays on as Treasurer and Mr Jos Krijnen as Secretary.
Mr Einar Gottskalksson was unanimously elected as President by the participants in the last GFA-meeting in Hannover on January 14th 2018. The election of Einar Gottskalksson as GFA-President is very special. Fifteen years ago, Einar’s father Gottskalk Eggertsson also served as President. For the first time therefore, the second generation now joins the board of the association.
During the meeting which was held simultaniously with the Domotex fair several topics were discussed. GFA was impressed by the high standards and the quality of the products that were shown by the exhibitors at Domotex 2018 as well as the upbeat mood at the fair. The quality in its view ranges from ‘good’ to ‘exceptional’. Marketing will therefore be a key succes factor in the trade. GFA noted that, given the increasing number of exhibitors in this segment, LVT products continue to play an important role in the flooring trade.
GFA membership is open to one parquet importer/distributor per country to avoid conflicting national interests. Global Flooring Alliance organizes two meetings per year. One at the Domotex trade fair in Hannover and one in the country of one of the members. The aims of the association are to promote hard surface flooring products in general and to exchange product, market and technical information in the broadest sense. The members also give each other mutual assistance in strategic purchasing opportunities.
Photo: New elected GFA-President Einar Gottskalksson (left) shakes hands with predecessor Carlo Cavinato
The next GFA meeting will be in Finland, June 15th 2018.
More information can be acquired via the website www.globalflooringalliance.com