The World Foundry Organisation (WFO) has elected Umur Denizci of the Turkish Foundry Denizciler Dokumculuk as the organisation’s new president for 2020 and 2021.
The honorary role will see Denizci work with the WFO secretariat team, its executive board and the WFO member associations to further develop the organisation in the coming years. He takes over the role from outgoing president Mark Fenyes of Omega Sinto Foundry Machinery Ltd.
Having worked in the foundry industry for 48 years, Umur Denizci has a wealth of technical, practical and business experience. He is the current president of the Turkish Foundrymen’s Association, TUDOKSAD, and has served on the WFO executive committee for more than 10 years, providing him with ample understanding of the global marketplace. He has a BSc, MS degree in metallurgical engineering and established the jobbing foundry Denizciler Dokumculuk in 1978.
He has been actively involved in the recent progress of the WFO and is keen to continue the positive advancement.
“It is a great honour to be elected president of the WFO and I am delighted the membership has faith in our abilities as an executive board and secretariat. It is an important period for the WFO. We have been in the process of some important structural changes over the past five years to further enhance our commitment to our member associations and enrich the service we provide them and their members. We have a strong secretariat team with increased resources and have thus been able to develop our social media presence and general communication abilities,” said Denizci.