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Thomas Sedran becomes new Chairman for Light Commercial Vehicles at ACEA, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association

  • ACEA and its committees represent members' interests towards the European institutions
  • Thomas Sedran: "Achieving climate targets is a key priority for our industry"
Thomas Sedran becomes new Chairman for Light Commercial Vehicles at ACEA, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association.

The Chairman of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Board of Management, Thomas Sedran, has been elected Chairman of ACEA’s Light Commercial Vehicles General Management (LCV-GM) committee. In this role he will represent all manufacturers of light commercial vehicles who are members of ACEA.

The recently-appointed Director General of ACEA, Eric-Mark Huitema, welcomed Thomas Sedran's election: "I look forward to working closely with him, especially on our industry's key issues for the future." The heads of all European manufacturers of light commercial vehicles sit on the LCV-GM committee. They include the CEOs and business leaders of Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Iveco, PSA, Renault and Toyota. In his new role as Chairman, Thomas Sedran will represent the interests of ACEA members in the LCV segment, particularly when dealing with the European institutions.

Thomas Sedran thanked ACEA’s LCV members for the trust they placed in him. "I am looking forward to the collaboration with my colleagues. What we need to do now is address the key strategic issues for the industry in Europe." These include the legal framework for new mobility and transport solutions and for increasing levels of automation in the sector, leading up to self-driving vehicles. "Also high on the agenda is ongoing reductions of CO2 emissions in our sector in order to help achieve climate targets. With the newly-elected European Parliament and newly-formed European Commission coming into place, now is precisely the right time to discuss these important issues and to work on solutions."