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Peter Mita named president of Euralarm at 2024 General Assembly

10 June 2024

DURING THE 2024 General Assembly of Euralarm held in Prague, the members selected Peter Mita to become the new president of the organisation. The commercial head of Honeywell Fire in Southern Europe, Mita succeeds Jon Könz who has served as president for the past three years.

Könz praised the work that has been transacted in the arena of information sharing, supporting members with regulatory expertise and guiding standardisation processes through the work of the Technical Committees.

Euralarm has succeeded in aligning opinions and developing clear priorities that are now shared by practitioners across the scope of those industries represented by the organisation: product and system manufacturers, installers, integrators, service providers and, indeed, national associations from all over Europe.

Under Euralarm’s umbrella model, different industry disciplines are represented by distinct Sections with separate membership, but they work together in their high-level dialogue with institutional players and other European stakeholders.

Elected positions

The General Assembly also elected Christian Schmitz (Honeywell) as chair of the Fire Section, Brian Cunningham (Drax 360) as vice-chair of the Services Section, Victoria Ferrera Lopez (Verisure) as chair of the Advocacy Committee and Rodger Reiswig (JCI) as chair of the Horizontal Compliance Committee.

The full Board of Euralarm now comprises Alan Elder and Gerd Hülsen (chair and vice-chair respectively of the Extinguishing Section), Christian Schmitz and Neil Budd (chair and vice-chair of the Fire Section), Oscar Feijo Jimenez and Milan Ceeh (chair and vice-chair of the Security Section), Robert Thilthorpe and Brian Cunningham (chair and vice-chair of the Services Section), Victoria Ferrera Lopez (chair of the Advocacy Committee), Rodger Reiswig (chair of theHorizontal Compliance Committee), Anja Schäfers (chair of the Marketing Committee) and Nikolaos Stamoulis (chair of the Finance Committee).

Leadership and expertise

Euralarm represents the electronic fire and security industries, duly providing leadership and expertise for industry, the market, policymakers and standards bodies alike.

Its members companies make society safer and more secure through the delivery of systems and services concentrated on fire detection and extinguishing, intrusion detection, access control, video monitoring and alarm transmission. Alarm Receiving Centres are very much part of the mix.

Founded in 1970, Euralarm represents upwards of 5,000 companies within the fire safety and security industries collectively valued at 67 billion Euros.

Euralarm‘s membership comprises national associations and individual companies from right across Europe.

*Further information is available online at www.euralarm.org