For those attending the AGM in May we announced that as a result of a Blue-Sky-Day meeting, involving many people from within the ESA, we had decided to employ a full time Technical Director. We are pleased to confirm that Ralf Vogel, a previous chairman of the Packing Division, will be joining the ranks of the ESA from the 1st January 2020.

Ralf’s main function will be to spearhead the technical projects within each division supporting overall the ESA’s aims and values. He has extensive experience in the field of packings, gaskets and mechanical seals and we look forward to working with him.