I hope that our new board of directors formed after the 4th General Meeting of the Plastic Industrialists’ Federation (PLASFED) held on June 20, 2019 will do good things for our industry and our country. First, I would like to extend my thanks to Mr. Hüseyin Semerci, Mr. Selçuk Aksoy and their board of directors who were in charge during the previous terms for their service to our industry.
Among other things, I think that we should not forget other NGOs. On behalf of our industry, I would like to extend my gratitude to all the chairmen and boards of directors who served, particularly to Muammer Yüceler, Honorary Chairman of our Plastics Industry. In particular, we should not forget Mr. Reha Gür and Mr. Selçuk Gülsun (PAGDER), who have recently worked devotedly.
I also thank Mr. Yavuz Eroğlu ( PAGEV ), Mr. Burak Önder ( Evsid ), Mr. Zeki Sarıbekir ( ASD ), Mr. Osman Acun ( SEPA ), Mr. Fahri Özer ( FASD ) and Mr. Barış Pakiş (Composite Industrialists’ Association) as well as active Anatolian association chairmen of our federation – Mr. Şener Gençer ( EGEPLASDER ), Mr. Hakan Atalay ( APSD ), Mr. Yusuf Özkan ( KAYPİDER ), Mr. Hakan Efe ( BURPAS ), and Mr. Selahattin Onatça, former Chairman of Çukurova Plastics Industrialists' Association – and their board of directors for the values they contributed to our industry.
I have to mention about Mr. İlker Biliktü, former chairman of Burpas, who have passed away recently. May God rest his soul and let him rest in peace.
I would like to remark that I do not doubt that we will overcome most of our problems in the shortest time possible as soon as our industry and NGOs believe in the power they have. This is an essential power and we will need to use it very well. Remember, "Power Comes from the Heart".