EU – After 18 years Stephan Koziol, CEO of koziol, is handing over the chair of the EVL (European Lifestyle Association) to Lars Adler, CEO of Hoff Interieur. The members unanimously voted Adler to the position of Chairman at the general meeting held in Germany on June 9, 2017. Under the direction of Stephan Koziol the association has increased its membership up to 180 members representing a turnover volume of more than 2.5 bil. Euros.
The following new members were voted onto the executive board: Axel Gottstein (Sigikid), Sonja Kawlath (KCG Creativ) and Markus Hussmann (House of Emotion). The following remain members of the board: Stephan Koziol, Susanne Stahlschmidt (Troika Germany), Hamid Yazdtschi (Gilde Handwerk Macrander), Oliver Kleine (Leonardo), Reinhard Vollmer (Inpetto), Florian Berger (Donkey Products), Christian Schmidt (Giftcompany) and Stephan Burghard (sompex).
The EVL is a network of family businesses from the living, gifts, furnishing and tableware segments.