BEYSAD holds its 21st Ordinary General Assembly Meeting
13 May 2014

BEYSAD held its 21st Ordinary General Assembly Meeting for 2014 at the Marriott Hotel Şişli on Tuesday, 13 May 2014.

Attended by almost 140 people, the meeting hosted Levent Çakıroğlu, Head of Koç Holding Durable Goods Division and General Manager of Arçelik A.Ş., as the guest speaker in the second session, who was accompanied by Oğuzhan Öztürk, Assistant General Manager; Polat Şen, Purchasing Director; Evren Albaş, Supply Product Director as well as other purchasing managers.

Levent Çakıroğlu, Head ofKoç Holding Durable Goods Division and General Manager of Arçelik A.Ş., gave information about Arçelik's success and its activities carried out based on the Company's feeling of responsibility towards Turkey. He focused upon the importance of technology, innovation, quality, design, branding as well as highly-qualified and well-equipped human resource that forms the basis for all these factors. Underlining the Company has been providing products and services in more than 130 countries, Çakıroğlu asked BEYSAD members to expand their operations to global markets and position themselves close to Arçelik in the geographies where Arçelik exists. He told the capacity of suppliers should not rely on a single product and brand. He further noted Arçelik expected its suppliers to contribute to the organization in the field of innovation and care a lot about environment, quality and sustainability in their activities, just as Arçelik does.

In the Q&A session of his slot, Çakıroğluresponded to questions very frankly. At this interactive session, the attendees also spoke about their shared memories. At the end of his speech, BEYSAD Chairman Bahadır Balkır presented Levent Çakıroğlu a thank you plaque.

The first session of the meeting which included an election in the agenda began with opening ceremony, one-minute silence and chanting of the Turkish national anthem. The presidency tribunal consisted of Murat Önay, Hüseyin Darıcı and Tarık Özdemir.

Bahadır Balkır, Chairman of BEYSAD Board of Directors, made the opening speech at the event and presented the 2013 Annual Report. "We did our best to work in collaboration with our BoD members and BEYSAD members as a team in all of our activities", told Bahadır Balkır and thanked BEYSAD BoD members as well as BEYSAD personnel. Balkır listed BEYSAD activities performed in 2013 as follows:

  • BEYSAD 2012 Ordinary General Assembly Meeting
  • BSH Supplier Day
  • Visit to 3M USA
  • Visit to Arçelik R&D Center
  • BEYSAD-InoTec Training Program
  • BEYSAD-TET Training Program
  • Production-Development Project - Trip to Brazil
  • BEYSAD Call Conference
  • Monitoring and Steering Committee Meetings
  • Presentation of the Strategy Paper to Arçelik and Vestel
  • Visits to clusters in Iceland
  • Trip to Berlin by young BEYSAD members upon the invitation of BSH
  • Visit to BSH R&D Center
  • Visits to 138 BEYSAD members

Platforms where BEYSAD is represented

  • International Competitiveness and Collaboration Conference / Ankara / 04.06.2013
  • Stars of Export Award Ceremony / Istanbul / 2013 and 2014
  • TET R&D Project Market Organizations / Istanbul / 2013 and 2014
  • Production-Development Project Brazil Pre-Delegation Program / Brazil / 14.07.2013
  • Production-Development Project Mexico Pre-Delegation Program / Mexico / 17.03.2014
  • TET Union Development Workshop / Şile / 06.12.2013
  • Indesit Company Investment Opening Ceremony / Manisa / 26.02.2014
  • BEYSAD Vice Chairman Besim Oktayer's participating a TV program at Dünya Ekonomi TV / 13.08.2013 
  • BEYSAD magazines (97 issues have been published)
  • Weekly newsletters (200 newsletters have been published)
  • 8 new members joined BEYSAD
  • Shell TTS continues to offer 3% discount to BEYSAD members
  • Joint purchasing activities to start with Zer A.Ş.
  • Visit to be made to Liebherr's facilities in Bulgaria on 15-16 May 2014
  • Five Target Committees set up after the finalization of the Strategy Paper held monthly meetings and 1st Revised Draft has been prepared as a result of one-year work

In line with the agenda, Birnur Yenier, BEYSAD's Financial Adviser, presented the balance sheet and income-expense account statements for 2013. The audit committee report was read aloud by Murat Fırat, Chairman of the Audit Committee. Draft budget for 2014 activity schedule was discussed and voted. An increase to monthly membership fees was discussed. An amendment to the bylaw was discussed to reduce the number of BoD members from 11 to 9. All the discussion topics were unanimously accepted. Moreover, it was unanimously resolved that monthly membership fees should be increased by 10%.

Election was made to elect the members to Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Disciplinary Board for the 2014-2016 period.

BEYSAD Board of Directors was unanimously approved and consists of following members for the 2014-2016 period:

PRINCIPAL MEMBERS                                           ALTERNATE MEMBERS
1. BAHADIR BALKIR                                               1. HASAN BAYRAKTAR
2. HASAN DANİŞMENT                                          2. TUNÇ YELOĞLU
3. BURAK ÖZAYDEMİR                                          3. SEDAT CAN AR
4. HAMDİ EREM                                                      4. SAYAT ÇAKIR
5. SEFA BÖYET                                                       5. OKAN TAŞPINAR
6. BERRAK ÇEKİN                                                  6. TUNÇ ULUSOY
7. MURAT ÖNEY                                                      7. ZEKİ YALIN
8. TOLGA BALLIK                                                    8. LEVENT KÜÇÜKŞENER
9. ERDOĞAN KALAY                                               9. KORAY DEMİR


PRINCIPAL MEMBERS                                           ALTERNATE MEMBERS
1. BESİM OKTAYER                                                1. ATİLLA EREN
2. HASAN BASRİ AKSU                                          2. ORHAN YELOĞLU
3. SEMAVİ YORGANCILAR                                    3. UĞUR ÖZGÜÇ          


PRINCIPAL MEMBERS                                           ALTERNATE MEMBERS
1. HAKKI BAYRAKTAR                                            1. HANDAN HASİPEK  
2. MURAT FIRAT                                                      2. GÜLAY GÜZEL
3. HASAN TAHSİN KARAAĞAÇLI                           3. FATİH KÖYMEN            

In the hopes and wishes section, Bahadır Balkır took the floor and thanked all the members and guests. Then, a number of members took the floor and conversation started about the birth and development of BEYSAD and its activities. The event ended with a cocktail attended by many people including guests from Arçelik.

BEYSAD thanks all its guests who attended the General Assembly Meeting followed by a cocktail.

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