New members, new leadership

With the addition of two new members from Benelux and South-East Europe, the DHYS Group has once more expanded its strategic position on the international professional hygiene market.
During a meeting at GVS Group headquarters in Friedewald, outgoing President of the Executive Board Klaus Agsteiner presented the membership certificates to Dick van Dijk from Exclusiva (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) and David Vukelić from Tapess (Croatia).

Exclusiva Group operates sites in Amsterdam, Zwolle and Antwerp, while Tapess d.o.o. maintains a presence in Kastav, Zagreb and Dalmatia.
Both will join the trade network on 1 January 2019, further swelling the DHYS Group’s reach to over 140 members in 28 countries.

This meeting also saw the latest membership certificates handed out to strategic partners including Diversey, Duni, Ecolab, Essity, Kimberly-Clark, Unger, Vileda, Wepa and Werner & Mertz.

Following the scheduled election of the new committee, Philippe Scemama has been named President of the Group’s Executive Board. Matthias Ikas, Managing Director of the GVS Group, has succeeded Scemama as Vice President. Graziano Roma, President of We Italia, and Jan Butze, Member of the GVS Group Supervisory Board, will share the role of Assessor on the committee with immediate effect. Marc Ceron will remain in post as Secretary, with Pedro Rodrigues being retained as Finance Director.

At a small celebration to mark the new appointments, new President of the Executive Board Philippe Scemama thanked his long-time partner Klaus Agsteiner for his exemplary dedication in leading and growing the DHYS Group since 2014. Scemama also paid tribute to the many crucial decisions taken by his predecessor that have guided the trade network from strength to strength.

The new DHYS business management. Pictured (l. to r.) Graziano Roma (Assesor), Jan Butze (Assesor), Philippe Scemama (President), Matthias Ikas (Vice President), Pedro Rodrigues (Finance Director) and Marc Ceron (Secretary).
The new members received their certificates. Pictured (l. to r.): David Vukelić (Tapess), Klaus Agsteiner (former DHYS President), Dick van Dijk (Exclusiva) and Philippe Scemama (New DHYS President).
New president Philippe Scemama (left) hands the present to former president Klaus Agsteiner (right) thanking him for his dedicated work.