Organisation

Board of Directors

Elretur’s highest authority is the board of directors. The board of directors is elected at Elretur’s annual membership meeting. The board consists of seven members. The founding organisations – APPLiA Denmark (formerly FEHA), the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and the Danish Chamber of Commerce (DE) – each appoint a member to the board. The other four board members are elected by the member companies at Elretur’s annual membership meeting. The board of directors consists of a chairman and a deputy chairman.

Søren Bang Thomsen

Chairman, Electrolux Home Products Denmark A/S, appointed by APPLiA Denmark

Thomas Hedin

Lenovo (Sweden) AB, Deputy Chairman

Bjarne Palstrøm

Appointed by the Confederation of Danish Industry

Carsten Braagaard

Hitachi Vantara, appointed by the Danish Chamber of Commerce

Brian Asmussen

Gorenje Group Nordic A/S

Jørn Brinkmann

iGuzzini illuminazione

Brian Wirges

Robert Bosch A/S

Administration

Elretur’s administration handles the daily operation and development of Elretur. The tasks include servicing the member companies, managing suppliers, and dialogue with municipalities, waste companies and recycling centres.

Morten Harboe-Jepsen

CEO of Elretur

Member sections

Elretur’s members are organised into eight sections, corresponding to the seven product categories in the EU WEEE directive, as well as a section for batteries. Which section(s) a company is registered to with will depend on the products it sells. Section managements are elected for each section. The election takes place at the annual membership meeting. The section management elect their own chairman. The section management represents the section members’ interests in relation to Elretur, and determine the environmental contributions for the section. The contributions are sent for approval by Elretur’s Board of Directors. Elretur’s individual sections must be financially self-sufficient, and separate accounts are kept for each section. Elretur and the section managements hold regular meetings where the section’s accounts are reviewed and Elretur informs about relevant matters, and section management provide Elretur with input on behalf of the section’s members.

Section 1

Temperature exchange equipment

Section 2

Screens, monitors and equipment with screens > 100 cm2

Section 3

Lamps

Section 4

Large equipment with an external dimension exceeding 50 cm

Section 5

Small equipment – no external dimension of more than 50 cm

Section 6

Small IT/tele equipment – no external dimension of more than 50 cm

Section 7

Photovoltaic panels

Section 20

Batteries

Section members

Section 1 (Temperature exchange equipment)

  • Johnny Juul Hansen, Gram Domestic A/S
  • Henrik Egede, Applia
  • Michael Jensen, Electrolux Home Products Denmark A/S
  • Niels E. Petersen, Miele A/S
  • Aiki Linette Dyring, Harald Nyborg
  • Per Clemmensen, Grohe A/S
  • Søren Bang, Electrolux Home Products Denmark A/S
  • Ebba Glückstadt, Ninolab

Section 2 (Screens, monitors and equipment with screens > 100 cm2)

  • Aiki Linette Dyring, Harald Nyborg
  • Henrik Egede, Applia
  • Rene Nielsen, Lemvigh-Müller A/S
  • Mogens Nielsen, MNP A/S

Section 3 (Lamps)

  • Willy Goldby, FABA
  • Frank Elvin Hansen, Solar Danmark A/S
  • Morten Wind Lübker, Retail Light Denmark ApS
  • Aiki Linette Dyring, Harald Nyborg
  • Jørn Brinkmann, iGuzzini illuminazione
  • Michael Gade, Elworks

Section 4 (Large equipment with an external dimension exceeding 50 cm)

  • Henrik Egede, Applia
  • Willy Goldby, FABA
  • Michael Jensen, Electrolux Home Products Denmark A/S
  • Thomas Saabye, Philips Danmark A/S
  • Thomas Laursen, Xerox A/S
  • Ebba Glückstadt, Ninolab
  • Niels E. Petersen, Miele A/S
  • John Holst, Siemens A/S
  • Morten Hequet, Kriss A/S
  • Per Clemmensen, Grohe A/S
  • Erling Markussen, Biolab A/S
  • Johnny Juul Hansen, Gram Domestic A/S
  • Aiki Linette Dyring, Harald Nyborg
  • Tom Mølgaard, Brother
  • Michael Gade, Elworks

Section 5 (Small equipment – no external dimension of more than 50 cm)

  • Willy Goldby, Faba
  • Aiki Linette Dyring, Harald Nyborg
  • Michael Jensen, Electrolux Home Products Denmark A/S
  • Jan Petersson, JVC Denmark
  • Bente N. Nielsen, Dandiag
  • Søren Carstensen, Metabo Danmark A/S
  • John Kornmaaler, Adexi A/S
  • Per Clemmensen, Grohe A/S
  • John Holst, Siemens A/S
  • Morten Hequet, Kriss A/S
  • Thomas Saabye, Philips Danmark A/S
  • Erling Markussen, Biolab A/S
  • Henrik Egede, Applia
  • Sonny Raaholt, Black & Decker
  • Brian Wirges, Robert Bosch A/S
  • Lene Hedegaard, Makita
  • Michael Gade, Elworks

Section 6 (Small IT/tele equipment – no external dimension of more than 50 cm)

  • Aiki Linette Dyring, Harald Nyborg
  • Rene Nielsen, Lemvigh-Müller A/S
  • Mogens Nielsen, MNP A/S
  • Michael Gade, Elworks
  • Tom Mølgaard, Brother

Section 7 (Photovoltaic panels)

  • Frank Elvin Hansen, Solar Danmark A/S
  • Rene Nielsen, Lemvigh-Müller A/S

Section 20 (Batteries)

  • Willy Goldby, Faba
  • Brian Wirges, Robert Bosch A/S
  • Christian Nyborg, ACTEC
  • Aiki Linette Dyring, Harald Nyborg
  • Sonny Raaholt, Black & Decker
  • Denni Lou, Spectrum Brands A/S
  • Lene Hedegaard, Makita
  • Michael Gade, Elworks

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