VDMA Glass Technology: Board Confirmed in Office
Existing President Dr Bernd-Holger Zippe – Managing Partner of Zippe Industrieanlagen GmbH, Wertheim – was confirmed in office by association members and is to shape the history of the sectoral association for the next three years. Residing in the post of Vice President is Dr Harald Jodeit, Managing Director of JSJ Jodeit GmbH Jena. Newly elected to the board is Egbert Wenninger, Board Management Member at Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH, Asbach-Bäumenheim. Other board members confirmed in office are Alfred C. Beimdick, Managing Director of Klöpper Maschinentechnik GmbH, Siegfried Glaser, Managing Director of Glaser FMB GmbH & Co KG as well as Andreas Gruhle, Managing Director of Glamaco Maschinenbau GmbH, Coswig. Dr Bernd-Holger Zippe and Siegfried Glaser represent the glass technology sector on the board of the German Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association (Fachverband Bau- und Baustoffmaschinen) which Glastechnik belongs to in organisational terms. The German Engineering Federation (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau – VDMA) represents over 3000 medium-sized enterprises in the machinery and plant building sector. Forum Glass Technology represents the glass sector within the VDMA and has 60 member firms. These produce machinery and facilities for the flat, hollow and special glass industry. This export-oriented sector generates an annual turnover of some EUR 800 million (2011) and employs about 5000 people. A total of some 150 member firms in the VDMA are involved in the glass sector (11/2011).