VDMA Committee Gets Dual Leadership

Merz (l.) and Doehner, © VDMA

The Battery Production steering committee of the VDMA, the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, has had two new spokespersons since early September 2016. Both work for KUKA Industries, an Augsburg-based provider of fully automated battery production systems. The votes for Paul Merz, sales director of technology solutions EMEA, and Joachim Döhner, vice president of technology solutions, were unanimous. They took over the tasks of Peter Haan from Siemens, who resigned after having led the steering committee since 2012. Döhner explained: “As spokespersons of the steering committee, we intend to maintain and strengthen the role of German mechanical engineering in battery production.” Merz added: “The crucial drivers for market success will be the integration of different battery production segments and cooperation of the businesses involved.”

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