Ertan SOYDAN

1953, Tire-Peşrefli, Turkey

Upon completing his elementary and secondary education in Tire, he entered Istanbul Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1970. He graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1974, and started to work at Alarko Company as a department engineer. In 1977, he completed his graduate degree at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, and Department of Industrial Engineering and achieved the title of Industrial Engineer.

He became a sales manager at Izmir branch of Alarko in 1977, and in 1979 he became a PVC construction supervisor of Alarko during the establishment of Petkim.

In 1982, Mert Teknik A.Ş. Izmir branch, which is in the business of hydraulics and pneumatics, and since then, he has been working as an Izmir Regional Director of the company.

At the beginning of 1999, he was in negotiations to join into the partnership, and after the partnership went through he acted as a CEO and member of the Executive Board for EFE Endüstri A.Ş. in 1999-2002.

He took part in 1st National Hydraulics and Pneumatics Congress held in 1999, and 2nd National Hydraulics and Pneumatics Congress held in 2001 as the Chairman of the Executive Board for the Congress. Later on, he acted as a member for the 3rd Congress held in 2003, 4th Congress held in 2005, and 5th Congress held in 2008. In 2011, at the 6th Congress, he resumes his role as the Chairman of the Executive Board. He was also the panel moderator at the 3rd and 6th Congresses where the concerns of hydraulics and pneumatics sector were discussed.

He has been a President of Izmir Chamber of Commerce Hardware Professional Committee from 1991 to 1999. He has been a Council Member of Izmir Chamber of Commerce in 1999-2005, and member of the Disciplinary Board of Izmir Chamber of Commerce in 2005-2009. He is currently a council member of Izmir Chamber of Commerce since he was elected in February 6, 2009.Also; he has been a member of Izmir Provincial Vocational Education Board on behalf of Izmir Chamber of Commerce in 1999-2009. He is still a member of Izmir Chamber of Commerce Education and Health Foundation and also a member of the IUE Board of Trustees.

He is married with three children. He speaks English.