The Association is administered by an Executive Committee comprising the President, Vice-President and from two to nine members. The actual number of the members is fixed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The President and Vice President are elected for two-year terms of office by the AGM on the recommendation of the Executive Committee, which also appoints the Secretary-General.
The HSE Committee manages health, safety and environment issues for the Association. Its Chairman serves as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee which is responsible for the appointment.
ITIA announces the appointment of Burghard Zeiler as the new Secretary-General, to succeed Michael Maby on 1 January, 2012 following the latter's retirement.
Zeiler joined Wolfram Bergbau und Hütten AG in 1991 and became the CEO in 2000. He was an ITIA Executive Committee member from 2000 to 2011 and served as the ITIA President from 2006 to 2008.
Maby has worked in the tungsten business since 1975 and was a key member of the team which founded the ITIA in 1988. He has been honoured with the title of Emeritus Secretary-General after his retirement.
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