EXECO – 2015

May 29, 2015

At the recent WE AGM, the following Members were voted on to the Governing Board of WE – known as the EXECO.

Francois Gilleron, Chateaud’Eau, France


François  was elected President of the French Watercooler Associaiton (AFIFAE) in January 2014.   After gaining an Economics degree, he started his career in 1989 as Sales Manager at Lyovel Nord, Darea Group. Specialising in automatic distribution, this company developed a specific department dedicated to watercoolers in 1994.  In 2001, Francois moved to Chateaud’Eau as an Agency Manager, becoming Regional Director before being appointed Sales & Marketing Director.  Chateaud’Eau is a subsidiary of Eden Springs Group.

Sönke Roche, Aqua Vital Quellwasser & Revos, Germany


Sönke joined the German Watercooler Association (GWCA) in 2003 and has been Chairman since 2009.  After gaining a degree in business administration and a number of years working for Elopak, in 2001 he moved to Revos Watercooler GmbH as General Manager and later became a business partner.  After 13 years expansion, the business was sold to Aqua Vital.  He remains as General Manager of both Revos and Aqua Vital, servicing approximately 65,000 bottled & POU watercoolers in Germany, Austria and Hungary.

Michal Zys, Nestle Waters Direct, Warsaw, Poland


In October 2014, Michal became Chairman of the Polish Association, PLBWA, having been an active board member since 2012. His entire professional career has been associated with the HOD business joining Nestle Waters Direct 12 years ago.  In that time he has held many positions in technical and production management.

Watercoolers Europe would like to thank the two members of the EXECO who have now left the Committee, Matthew Lee of ICON Technology Systems and Igor Pastukh of Greif, for their support and time devoted to the EXECO in the past.