LONDON - The British Coatings Federation’s (BCF) Chief Executive Tom Bowtell has been appointed to the European Paint Federation (CEPE) Operational Board, after a unanimous vote from the CEPE Board of Directors.

Jan van der Meulen, Managing Director of CEPE, said, “The UK are a very important part of the European coatings community, and we are delighted to have them back on the board after several years of absence. The UK has been instrumental in helping develop sustainability initiatives for the industry and is also very proactive in areas such as lobbying, education and training.”

Tom Bowtell added, “Regaining the UK’s rightful position at Europe’s top table will be instrumental in helping the continued drive to increase our lobbying effectiveness from the BCF, and I look forward to contributing to the work of CEPE in the coming years.”