During its general assembly on September 1 and 2, 2022 in Munich, the VDMA Valves Association elected a new board. Axel Weidner, Mankenberg GmbH, was again elected chairman of the association. The new vice chairman is Oliver D. Gessert, KWC Aquarotter GmbH.
In addition belong to the executive board of the association: Rolf Kummer (Armaturenfabrik Franz Schneider GmbH + Co. KG), Martin Leser (LESER GmbH & Co. KG), Johannes Rump (Oventrop GmbH & Co. KG) and Elisa Sasserath-Kentsch (Hans Sasserath GmbH & Co. KG).
Turning point in Europe
On the occasion of the event in Munich, Professor Dr. Carlo Masala commented on the topic “War in Europe – What does it mean for the world community”. In his presentation, Professor Masala shed light on the framework conditions of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and addressed possible long-term consequences for world politics.
“Over the next four years, we will have to deal with the implications of the new geopolitical situation for the global economy together with the executive board,” emphasized Wolfgang Burchard, Managing Director of the VDMA Valves Association. “In parallel, the topics of digitalization and sustainable business are driving us and will require a rethink in many areas. This poses numerous challenges for the medium-sized valve industry, but the sector believes it is well prepared for them.”