The Board and General Assembly of the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) have decided to end cooperation with the EPAL CEO, Martin Leibrandt. He left EPAL after more than 6 years on June 30th, 2018.
The EPAL Board will decide on a successor in due course. Until then the President, Robert Holliger, and the Vice-President, Dirk Hoferer, will jointly manage the association with the deputy CEO, Mrs Claudia Töller.
At the same time as his departure from EPAL, Martin Leibrandt’s position as Managing Director of Gütegemeinschaft Paletten e.V. (GPAL), the German National Committee, is also terminated. As usual, Mrs Sabine Dresbach and Mrs Suzane Giurlando are available at Gütegemeinschaft Paletten e.V. (GPAL).
The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) ensures a smooth flow of goods in the logistics world with over 500 million EPAL Euro pallets and 20 million box pallets in the world’s biggest open exchange pool. Founded in 1991 as the umbrella association of licensed producers and repairers of EPAL load carriers, EPAL is globally responsible for their consistent quality.
EPAL pallets are produced from sustainably grown wood, can be repaired and recycled, and reduce transport distances thanks to their high level of availability. As a registered association, EPAL does not pursue commercial interests and makes its decisions in the interests of its industry, retail and logistics partners.