Brussels-based CIRFS, the association representing the European man-made fibers industry, announced the appointment of Omer Sabanci as president. He succeeds Giancarlo Berti on the approval of the CIRFS general assembly. Mr. Sabanci is chairman of DuPont-SA, the largest European polyester producer, with production facilities in Germany, Turkey and the U.K. and corporate headquarters in The Netherlands. He is the president of the Chemical Group of Sabanci Holding, of which he is also a Board of Executive Committee member. Sabanci Holding holds a 50% share of DuPontSA, and other man-made fiber subsidiaries and associate companies are active internationally in polyester industrial yarn and in polyamide industrial and textile yarns.