Paul Jarquin, current president of Fibois Île-de-France, was elected this Wednesday, May 26, as president of the national network, Fibois France, for a three-year term. He thus succeeds Christian Ribes.
The election of Paul Jarquin at the head of the national Fibois network comes in a context of supply tensions for the timber industry. In addition, there is an increase in demand for wood, a material that meets the requirements of reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, within the framework of the future Environmental Regulation 2020 (RE2020).
“This context has brought to light the need for greater structuring of the European and French timber industry from downstream to upstream so that there can be better coordination of stakeholders and the greatest possible solidarity in the event of a crisis. », Underlines Fibois in a press release. “ It is in this spirit of strategic cooperation that Paul Jarquin, a seasoned timber construction entrepreneur, intends to exercise his mandate at the head of Fibois France. », Adds the association.
Paul Jarquin began his career with a first entrepreneurial experience by founding REI Habitat, in Montreuil, in 2009. With this real estate development company, specializing in the construction of collective housing in wood structure, he concretized his commitment to reducing the footprint sector carbon. ” He is one of the ardent promoters of the radical transformation of the construction industry, from classic materials to bio-based materials. », Specifies Fibois.
President of the association for the Île-de-France region since 2019, he is also general secretary of ADIVBois, an association which promotes high-rise wooden buildings.
« I thank the members of Fibois France for the confidence they have placed in me. And I would like to salute Christian Ribes who has accomplished essential work for the 2,400 member companies of Fibois France, which today benefit from a clear roadmap built around four strategic axes. I would add that we must also focus our efforts on raising the general public’s awareness of the interests and challenges of our timber industry. », Reacted the new president of Fibois.
Photo of one: © Fibois