Board Members

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Meet Our Team

Get to know Board Members and our Executive Committee.

The governance of IMPCA is overseen by the IMPCA Board, which is composed of members elected by the IMPCA general membership. The Board, in turn, elects key leadership positions, including the President, Vice President, and Treasurer, forming the Executive Committee. This hierarchical structure allows for efficient decision-making and leadership within the association.

Board Members

Paula RAMIREZ

Board Member

Kirstin KETTLER

Board Member

Andrew MITCHELL

Board Member

Urban SVENSSON

Board Member

Edson JONES

Board Member

Christoph GRIMM

Board Member

Travis HEMPHILL

Board Member

Edson JONES

Board Member

Christoph GRIMM

Board Member

Travis HEMPHILL

Board Member

Executive Committee

Keiichi NAKANO

Vice President

Christian MEINECKE

Treasurer

Ralph GROTE

Director & Secretary General

René BUTZELAAR

President

Keiichi NAKANO

Vice President

Christian MEINECKE

Treasurer

Ralph GROTE

Director & Secretary General

René BUTZELAAR

President

Alignment

IMPCA Board Drives Targeted Communication and Quality Standards

One of the key areas of focus for the IMPCA Board is effective communication. This involves the identification of topics of broader value to the methanol industry. By pinpointing these topics, the board ensures that IMPCA’s communication efforts are targeted towards issues that hold significant relevance for industry stakeholders. Moreover, the board also oversees the development and dissemination of IMPCA methanol reference specifications and methanol sampling methods, which are essential for maintaining quality standards within the industry.

In addition to communication, the IMPCA Board is dedicated to the promotion of various activities within the industry. This includes overseeing the IMPCA Board and Sub Committee structure, ensuring that the association’s internal organization is conducive to achieving its goals. Furthermore, the board is actively involved in organizing conferences, which serve as crucial platforms for industry professionals to exchange knowledge, network, and foster collaborations.

FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about methanol and IMPCA’s role.

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What is the Board?

The Board is the governing body of IMPCA, responsible for overseeing the association’s activities and decision-making processes.

What are the Board's functions?

The Board is responsible for directing efforts towards industry-wide topics, ensuring relevance and quality standards. It also organizes conferences and events for professionals in the methanol industry to connect and collaborate.

What is the role of the Board?

The Board directs efforts towards industry-wide topics, ensures relevance and quality standards, and organizes conferences for professionals to connect and collaborate.

How can I join the Board?

To join the Board, you must be a representative of a member company and participate in the election process during the Ordinary General Meeting (OGM).

What are the benefits of being a Board member?

As a Board member, you have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the methanol industry, network with professionals, and stay updated on the latest industry developments.