Meet the Committee

We operate a Steering Committee and an Executive Committee.

The committee members are elected by vote every 3 years. 

Place your mouse over each picture to learn more about us.

 
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SEBASTIAN KUTZNER
CHAIRMAN

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GLORIA VETA
VICE CHAIRMAN

Born Canadian, Gloria relocated with her family to Italy to discover a century old tradition of balloon manufacturing in the very town that would soon become her new home.

She joined GEMAR in 1997 as sales manager and progressively managed different posts before becoming the Chief Commercial Officer of the company. Gloria’s deep passion for balloons and the industry is an influential driving force that has made her an active member and strong promoter of the EBPC.

Gloria is one of the co-founders of the European Balloon & Party Council and has held various positions within the executive committee.  

DOMINIK CZERMAK
TREASURER

An Engineer by trade, Dominik specialises in technology for process engineering focused on technical chemistry and control.

His area of expertise is in developing rubber-compounds and methods for production in the rubber-textile-paper-industry and producing medical equipment. His experience of this trade started as a student at the Technical University in Graz going on to be a leading engineer in various international organisations.

Dominik now leads the technical department of the family-run business Gummiwerk Czermak & Feger and was appointed Managing Director in 2011.

Dominik joined the European Balloon & Party Council Committee in 2013.

BART VAN NUFFEL
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

As a lawyer by training and banker by trade, Bart has always loved entrepreneurship. After 10 years of professional practice, this father of four set out to make his dream a reality and started a search for a buy-in opportunity. When Belbal’s founder was looking to hand over the baton to young entrepreneurs, the stars aligned and Bart acquired the business in 2015 along with his partners.

He currently serves as CEO of Belbal and joined the Executive Committee of the EBPC in January 2017.

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GERARDO ALARCON
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A family man, father of four children, financial by trade.

 

Gerardo started as a banker, and after 10 years he joined an important Mexican Corporate as CFO for 12 years. 

In 2017, Gerardo is invited to serve as CEO of Latex Occidental Exportadora.

 

He joined the European Balloon and Party Council Executive Committee in 2018.

JOHN HEATH
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

John is a senior Sustainability Director at Corrie MacColl.

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RALUCA RUNCIANU
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

With an MSc. In International Business and background in logistics, Raluca pivoted to work within Product Safety following a growing interest in this area. She thoroughly enjoyed working as a Quality Manager for a large German department store retailer before moving on to lead the Product Integrity team at Amscan Europe. As a seasoned professional, she is now responsible for the integrity of thousands of party products across the EU.

Jokingly called by their colleagues “the Party Crashers”, Raluca and her team are always there to make sure that you can party without worries.

SUTEESH CHUMBER
DIRECTOR GENERAL

Suteesh has extensive operational and small business experience and has been involved in various strategy realisation projects.

With a passion for intricate detail and ensuring projects are realised with a well structured approach, he also holds a B. Sc. (Hon's) in Chemistry, NEBOSH and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Following graduation he practiced as a chemical and process engineer for several years.

A well rounded and globally experienced professional with a focus on strategy and delivery management. Suteesh is responsible for delivery of growth of the EBPC and new projects on behalf of the Steering Committee.