2018 Coffee Technicians Guild Leadership Council Election Results Announced

The Nominating Committee of the Coffee Technicians Guild put forth three candidates for the 2018 Leadership Council elections, and we are pleased to confirm that the slate was approved by the CTG membership. Our newly-elected Leadership Council members are Richard Muhl of Five Senses Coffee (Incumbent), Erika Mondadori of Nouva Ricambi SRL, and Simon Green of Bunn UK!

The new members of the Leadership Council may be found below and may be contacted here.

Thank you to all Coffee Technicians Guild members who voted in this election.

We would also like to extend a thank you for the service of Michael Anderegg and Damian Marshall, who are cycling off the Leadership Council this year.

For more information about elections, see the CTG Bylaws.



Richard has been a service technician since 1984 when at 17 years of age, he commenced his apprenticeship in the Australian Navy as a Weapons Electronics Specialist. He served for 11 years, spending the last 3 years as a Metrology technician seconded to the Air Force repairing and calibrating electronic test equipment. After the Navy, he spent 15 years as the Service Manager for Kodak Australasia Service and Support where he led a team of Field Engineers working with cutting edge advanced digital imaging and radiology products. After the Kodak closed down in Australia, he began a new career in the coffee industry as the founding technician soon after as the Service Manger at Five Senses Coffee. He is a life long, hands-on service technician with a passion for developing teams and individuals, increasing the level of professionalism, competence and most importantly, safety. 

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Born in Emilia Romagna, in a little town near Reggio Emilia, I always had passion for foreign languages, travels, and being in touch with people. After university, I worked in tourism, 5 years in Morocco where I learned the Arabic language and specialized in French. When I returned, I managed the customers care at Barilla Spa in Parma, and for the last 4 years, I covered the Export Manager position for Nuova Ricambi srl, following different markets: France, Greece, Scandinavia, northern Africa, and the Middle East.

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30 years’ experience in the coffee industry in both HORECA and Speciality Coffee Brewing. I started my career as a technician and currently hold the position of European Technical Manager for EMEA and India. With my passion for coffee, I became an SCA AST covering Introduction to Coffee and Brewing in 2014. Through education, participation and support we are all empowered.