As we already informed, during the Norwich Conference we have elected new members of the board and significantly altered the way the ECMD works. We have introduced 12 months rotational Presidency (starting with Italy) and extended the board to include additional Vice President and Spokesman/International Project Coordinator (elected every 3 years in the same manner as our Treasurer). Let’s now take a closer look at people behind the current ECMD team:
ECMD President: EDOARDO MEACCI
Born in 1965 in Rome, he spent his childhood between Italy and Germany (9 years) and when he was 19, joined the Italian Air Force as Air Defence Controller. During his army career he had the opportunity to work inside the NATO structures, twice on foreign assignments (Belgium and Germany). Still in active service today, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and currently assigned to the Italian Centre for Defence Innovation, inside the General Defence Staff, he deals with space and cyberwarfare issues at strategical and political level.
Since early childhood in love with sunken ships & treasure hunting stories, archaeo-discoveries and mysteries; all dreams and passions that later have been transformed into a deep interest in scientific, archaeological and historical matters. Detectorist since 1982, when he bought his first “Coinmaster 1000 Series-3”. Currently a Vice President of the Italian Metal Detecting Federation (FIMD). Loves his XP Deus and White’s V3i and, of course, his GPS 😉 Also known on the web as Eddie and “Asmix”.
ECMD Vice President: ROBBIN ASK
33 years old, born in Sweden. Metal detecting since 2010. One of the founders of Sveriges Metallsökarförening main Swedish metal detecting organisation. For the past 4 years Chairman of the SMF. Created a number of organized club events, with special permission allowing the participants to search for older artefacts than current legislation actually allows. Promotes and takes part in Sweden’s first pilot project, where museums, county administrative boards, the Riksantikvarieämbetet RAÄ (National Heritage Board) cooperate actively in the field, which is seen as very promising also for the future of metal detecting in Sweden. He works at the nuclear power plant. His hobbies include aerial/drone photography and gold prospecting (with own dredge). Uses two main machines – Minelab Excalibur and XP Deus.
ECMD Vice President: ILIYA ILIEV
Favourite Metal Detector – Minelab GPX4000.
ECMD Treasurer: REG MEAD