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OITAF under new management

In the framework of the 10th World OITAF Congress for Transportation by Rope in Rio de Janeiro, the organization also held its 21st General Assembly and elected its officers for the next six-year term up to 2017.

Following the opening address by Jean Charles Faraudo and determination of a quorum, proceedings continued with approval of the minutes of the last General Assembly in Oslo and the finances, which included a proposal for a 10% increase in the membership fee. The assembly also approved an amendment to the statutes providing for a substitute for every member of the Management Committee. President Jean Charles Faraudo then presented a brief overview of the last few years’ activities of OITAF and especially of the Work Committees and of the recommendations made by the Work Committees and implemented during his term of office. He expressed thanks for the trust that had been placed in him and for the excellent climate in which all the working sessions had been held. He expressed his special gratitude to the outgoing Secretary General Heinrich Brugger, who had run the OITAF secretariat to the satisfaction of one and all for no fewer than 27 years.

Elections were then held for the seats on the Management Committee on the basis of a list of candidates submitted by the outgoing committee, and also for the auditors. The new members of the Management Committee are listed below.

At the subsequent meeting of the Management Committee, Martin Leitner was elected President of OITAF, with Jörg Schröttner and Laurent Reynaud as his two Vice-presidents.

Martin Leitner expressed his thanks for the trust placed in him and stressed that he hoped to be able to further intensify the international orientation of OITAF. In this context the New President said he felt that the choice of Rio as the venue for the Congress was a symbolic step in that direction.

In the election held for the Executive Committee, to which the President, his two Vice-presidents and the Secretary General belong ex officio, Francesc Cullerè was elected to represent the authorities, Sandro Lazzari the operators and Werner Inderbitzin the manufacturers.

Following the election of the new members of the Executive Committee, Dr. Ing. Markus Pitscheider of the Ropeway Office of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano (I) was appointed as the new Secretary General, and Dr. Ing. Claudio Canessa, of the same organization, was confirmed in office as Treasurer.

The new OITAF leadership: President Martin Leitner and Secretary General Markus Pitscheider with former Secretary General Heinrich Brugger. Photo: OITAF

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