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December 23, 2021


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Jon Könz announced as new Euralarm President

During the 51st General Assembly of Euralarm, the European association representing the fire safety and security industry, members chose Jon Könz as new President of Euralarm.

Jon Könz, Head of Industry Affairs at Siemens Smart Infrastructure

The 2021 General Assembly was held in Brussels where the new President praised the work that was done in fostering internal communications in times when more and more people were bound to their (home) office.

Jon succeeds Martin Harvey who was President for the past three and a half years.

Before being elected President, Jon was chair of the Services Section of Euralarm. He is head of Industry Affairs at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.

Nevertheless, the association succeeded in aligning opinions and developing clear priorities shared across the whole scope of the industries represented by Euralarm: product and system manufacturers, installers, integrators, service providers, and national associations from all over Europe.

The General Assembly also elected Anja Schäfer (JCI) as chair of the Marketing Committee, while Dominique Taudin (Carrier) remains chair of the Advocacy Committee.

On the following day, section chairs and vice chairs were elected or re-elected by their respective section members. Neil Budd (FIA) was elected vice chair of the Fire Section, Milan Ceeh (AGA) will be the acting chair of the Security Section with Oscar Feijo Jimenez (Verisure) as vice chair. Robert Thilthope (FIA) will succeed Jon Könz as chair of the Services Section with Victoria Ferrera Lopez (Verisure) as vice chair. Alan Elder (JCI) and Tornbjörn Laursen (SikkerhedsBranschen) will remain as chair and vice chair of the Extinguishing Section.

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