New senior officers and board of directors elected

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Following the election of new senior officers at Eurobitume’s recent Spring Meeting in Brussels, Francisco Lucas from Repsol is the new Eurobitume President, Dave Foster from Shell is Vice President and Vicente Perez Mena from Cepsa is Treasurer.

In their new roles, Francisco, Dave and Vicente will continue to help drive Eurobitume’s vision ‘to be the first reference for bitumen in Europe’.

On behalf of members, they will also educate and promote the efficient, economic, effective, safe and sustainable use of refined bitumen in road, industrial and building applications; provide information and guidance on technical, health, safety and environmental matters, based upon proven data; and create a positive image and environment for a sustained bitumen demand, based on communicating the product benefits to key audiences.

Francisco Lucas, the new Eurobitume President, is Repsol’s Technical Assistance and Asphalt Business Development Manager. An experienced bitumen and asphalt industry professional, Francisco was Eurobitume Vice-President for the previous 12 months.

Eurobitume’s new Vice President Dave Foster is Country Business Manager for Shell’s Bitumen business in the UK and Ireland. A former Eurobitume Treasurer, Dave chaired Eurobitume’s local representation in the UK for a number of years and sits on the committee of the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) - an alliance between Eurobitume UK and the Mineral Products Association.

Vicente Perez Mena, Eurobitume’s new Treasurer, is Technical Manager for Cepsa’s bitumen business, where he oversees quality control, technical assistance and research and development. He is a member of a number of bitumen industry associations in Spain, including PIARC’s Spanish mirror association (ATC), a Spanish delegate at CEN and since 2012 has been a member of Eurobitume’s Technical Committee, which he chaired between 2020 and 2022.

Board of directors
At the same time as electing new Senior Officers, Eurobitume members also elected a new, 10-strong Board of Directors:

From Core Member companies:

  • Johanna Andreasson (Nynas)
  • Frank Biel (TotalEnergies)
  • Sergio Bovo (Alma Petroli)
  • Roberto Cipolletta (ENI)
  • Dave Foster (Shell) (Vice President)
  • Pavel Kriz (ExxonMobil)
  • Francisco Lucas (Repsol) (President)
  • Vicente Perez (Cepsa) (Treasurer)
  • Markus Spiegl (OMV)

From Associate Member companies:

  • Mario Sandor (BASF)

Eurobitume would like to welcome and congratulate the newly elected Board for the coming year, which includes some first time member representatives to the Board of Directors. We would also like to thank the previous Board members for their support and leadership over the past 12 months.


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