Our Technical Work
Statement on the aim of the work of FEC Senior Experts
Under the roof of FEC the Senior Experts of member companies join and coordinate their forces for all issues which are related to regulations of the European market.
For this purpose, FEC Expert Teams:
- elaborate a common FEC point of view on specific legal requirements,
- present and defend this point of view in European and national commissions and workgroups and
- provide consolidated information to the members.
Food-Contact Expert Team
The Food-Contact Expert Team:
- tracks all food contact regulations relevant to our industry in Europe,
- promotes harmonized test methods, limit values and legislation and
- creates antitrust legislation compliant structures and documents, which allow FEC members to test their products and provide documents of conformity in an efficient way.
Vice-President | Head of Product Compliance, ZWILLING J.A. Henckels AG
At Zwilling he is responsible for product compliance on a global level with a special focus on food contact and chemical legislation. Within the Senior Expert team in FEC metals & alloys as well as ceramics and enamel are his key interests.
Product Compliance Officer, Fissler GmbH, Germany
After completing her studies (Lebensmittelchemie/ food chemistry) at Technical University in Kaiserslautern in 2009 she worked in the Product Compliance Department of a printing ink manufacturer with focus on food packaging inks. In 2014 she promoted the certification of this printing ink manufacturer according to food safety management as HACCP-officer.
From 2010 till 2019 she gained experience in association work by participating in the EuPIA PIFOOD Technical Committee.
Group Quality Manager, Amefa, Germany
2016-2018 Quality Manager at framas Kunststofftechnik in Vietnam, responsible for quality standards, process implementations, quality control, test laboratory and management systems.
2011-2016 PhD and Postdoc at the University of Wuppertal with focus on quality engineering.
Product Compliance Manager, Zwilling Group, Germany
Most recently, she worked as a Product Compliance and Sustainability Manager at the Prym Consumer Europe GmbH. She was in charge of national/international regulatory affairs and process implementation with a particular focus on product risk management systems.
Integrated System Manager Guardini Italy
Since 1998 he holds the position of Quality Manager, Integrated System Manager and Regulatory Compliance Manager for Chemicals and Food Contact for the Bakeware business of Guardini.
Quality Compliance & Laboratory Manager, Kuhn Rikon, Switzerland
Worked for TüV Rheinland in Shanghai (laboratory, technical expert).
Since September 2013 at Kuhn Rikon AG in Rikon, Switzerland (laboratory, compliance).
Head of Regulatory Affairs, Industrielack AG, Switzerland
As a recipe developer, he has been able to build up 10 years of expertise in the material optimization of the laser marking properties of plastics, most time as a project manager of state and privately funded university research studies.
In the course of his career in the plastic converting and automotive industry Paul Englert has focused on chemical product safety and is involved in leading positions with regulatory topics of plastics, adhesives and coatings for almost 20 years.
Food Chemist/Regulatory Affairs, Weilburger Coatings GmbH, Germany
Bianca Warkentin has been working as a food chemist in product safety at Weilburger Coatings GmbH since July 2022.
She completed her Master of Science (Food Science and Economy) at Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, with the thesis “Analysis of antimicrobial surface coatings on water dispensers”.
Parallel to her studies, she was able to gain valuable experience in the food and non-food sector. In addition, Bianca has acquired the qualification as a quality management representative.
R&D Manager, Weilburger, Germany
Special focus : Global food contact regulations chemical regulations globally indoor air regulations.
From 1978-1982 : Education as paint lab assistant at Weilburger Lackfabrik.
Since 1982 : Weilburger Lackfabrik, now Weilburger Coatings in several R&D functions like Coil coatings for bakeware, Non stick coatings, Global Technical service, Lab Manager for high temperature and non stick coatings.
Standardization and legislation manager, Francéclat, France
She obtained a PhD in materials science and engineering from Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France) after being graduated of a master in chemistry from the University of Lyon, France.
Within the senior expert team in FEC, metal & alloys – and particularly alloys used in silverware and tableware – are her key interests.
Consumer Technical Marketing Manager Global Cookware/Bakeware, PPG, USA
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Regional Manager, Food Contact Regulatory Compliance, EMEA. PPG
Prior to joining PPG, Kate spent over 30 years in the metal food and beverage packaging industry, firstly as an Analytical Chemist and then transitioned into managing food contact regulatory compliance support.
Kate has a Masters Degree in Packaging Technology from Loughborough University in the UK.
M. Sc. Chemistry
Food Contact Specialist, ICIM Consulting S.r.l.
Sustainability-Development Expert Team
The Sustainability-Development Expert Team:
- tracks all sustainability regulations relevant to our industry in Europe,
- promotes harmonized legislation and
- creates antitrust legislation compliant structures and documents, which allow FEC members to comply with the requirements of the regulations in an efficient way.
CSFO, De Buyer Group, France
After completing his engineering studies at Ecole Polytechnique Paris (mechanics and economics) and Imperial College London (transport engineering), he got an MBA at College des Ingénieurs. He first worked for large companies as project manager, BU director and business control director. In 2015, he joined the investment team of Edify, a private equity holding, and was member of the board of directors of 3 companies (de Buyer, Sirem and Thermo Technologies).
Candice Le Louarn
Manager Affaires Publiques et Européennes, Groupe SEB
CEO, Kuhn Rikon, Switzerland
After his studies and his doctorate at the ETH Zurich as a natural scientist, he worked at the EPF Lausanne on solar cells. His industrial career led him to Bruker in Fällanden in the field of NMR, Optrel, a leading company for welding helmets, in Toggenburg, and Glas Trösch in Bützberg, where he took over the management of the glass in interior work in 2007. In 2010 Tobias Gerfin was appointed CEO of Stoll Giroflex AG in Koblenz in the office furniture sector.
CEO, Amefa, Netherlands
Aurora Alessia Bosio
QHSE and Sustainability Manager, Mori 2A
In 2022she graduated in Political Science and International Relations with the thesis “Theory and Practice of Stakeholder Engagement. The case study of the Mori 2A Cares project.”
She obtained the Quality Manager certificate in 2020 and the Social Change Manager open badge issued by POLIMI Graduate School of Management in 2023.
Global Sustainability Director, LeCreuset
Head of Global Sustainability Management, Zwilling
Food Chemist and Regulatory Manager, FEC
Alessa Maria Lübke studied food chemistry at the university of Hamburg, Germany and and completed her first state examination in 2021. Her second examination as state-certified food chemist followed in 2022. Alessa is currently working as food chemist scientific regulatory officer at Polymer Comply Europe. Her professional field of activities includes among others several sustainability projects as well as regulatory consulting with focus on REACH and CLP. Since October 2023, she has been supporting the FEC office in Brussels as well as the Sustainability Development Team and the Food-Contact Expert team of FEC.
Jean-Yves Crauser Delbourg
Operations Director / Industrial Strategy VP, Groupe SEB
Jean-Yves is in charge of industrial strategy and strategic projects at Groupe SEB since 2021. He graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris in 2008 and worked for Saint-Gobain and McKinsey & Company in end-to-end operations. Among other topics at Groupe SEB, he is looking after programs of regionalization and relocalization of production, as well as strategic sustainability projects.
Executive Director | International Tax & Legal, Le Creuset
Kristina Krisciunaite has joined Le Creuset Group AG in 2021 as a Group Tax Director. She is also a member of the Executive Management Committee. She obtained master’s degree in law at the Vilnius University in 1996 and economist’s degree at the same university in 1999. Kristina is a certified Attorney at Law. She has over 20 years’ experience in tax and legal fields at various roles in PwC Lithuania and PwC Switzerland. She worked as a Country Managing Partner and the Chair of the Board at PwC Lithuania. Before joining Le Creuset Group, she led global outbound tax compliance services at PwC Switzerland.