VIPA International leadership & structure

All regular members of the association (manufacturers and suppliers) have a seat at the Board of Directors. This is the latest composition as decided in the General Assembly of 28 September 2018 in Vienna, Austria:

VIPA International Board of Directors: 
  • Gregor Erbenich, Porextherm, VIPA International President 
  • Sebastian Baars, Vaku Isotherm, VIPA International Vice-President
  • Geert Houvenaghel, Microtherm, VIPA International Treasurer
  • Yoash Carmi, Avery Dennison Hanita   
  • Vladimir Pogač, Turvac,    
  • Roland Caps, va-Q-Tec
  • Richard Burnley, Kingspan Insulation
  • Uroš Cotelj, Knauf Insulation
  • Zhai Chuanwei, Qingdao Kerui New Environmental Materials
  • Michel Chauvois, Rexor 
  • Gary Chalkley, Camvac 
  • Tom Heckard, CSafe
VIPA International Organisation Chart 


The main bulk of the work of the association is carried out by five Working Groups (see chart).

These provide a structured platform whereby member representatives can discuss matters relevant for the industry. 

For more information about VIPA International governance and operation rules, please download the Bylaws of the association here