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Obituary – University Professor Dr.-Ing. Rolf Dieter Stoll (1938 – 2021)

On 1st November 2021, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Dieter Stoll (Figure 1), director emeritus of the Institute of Mining Engineering III at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen/Germany, passed away at the age of 88. Prof. Stoll studied mining at RWTH from 1954 onwards, after graduating from high school, completing a period of practical training as a miner in the USA, and graduating ...

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New chair of the board of management at the Working Group on Energy Balances

The Working Group on Energy Balances (AG Energiebilanzen) elected Michael Nickel as the new chair of the board of management and as a member of the management at this year’s general meeting in Berlin/Germany. Nickel has been deputy chair of the AG Energiebilanzen since 2004. Before that, he had worked for the Federal Association of German Energy and Water Management ...

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Ready for new challenges

BEUMER Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, the German regional company of BEUMER Group in Beckum, has a new managing director since May: Jörn Fontius (Figure 1). He succeeds Norbert Stemich, who after eight years in this position is now focusing on the activities in the Product Business area. In 2013, Jörn Fontius joined BEUMER and was in charge of the ...

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Ulrich Wessel becomes the new Managing Director at DMT Lehre und Bildung

Ulrich Wessel (Figure 1) will become Managing Director of DMT-Gesellschaft für Lehre und Bildung mbH (DMT-LB) in Bochum/Germany, as we make the transition from 2021 to 2022. The German Industrial Union for Mining, Chemicals and Energy (IG BCE), chaired by Michael Vassiliadis, named him Director of Labour Relations in the executive committee in agreement with the company’s Advisory Council. As ...

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Competence in the right place

Since the beginning of this year, Alexander Tigges has been head of sales at the Center of Competence (CoC) for Conveying & Loading Systems (CL Systems) at BEUMER Group, Beckum/Germany. The mechanical engineer can draw on many years of experience in international plant design. Before joining BEUMER, he was, among other things, product manager and sales manager for large-scale plants ...

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New professor at WH Gelsenkirchen

The Westphalian University (WH) of Gelsenkirchen/Germany has appointed Daniela Gutberlet professor for the field of Environmental Technology and Logistics in the Mechanical Engineering, Environmental and Building Technology Department. Gutberlet, who previously worked in the Mining Engineering business segment of the DMT Group, Essen/Germany, started at the beginning of the summer semester 2021. (WH Gelsenkirchen/Si.)

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New Managing Director for STEAG Fernwärme

With effect from 1st January 2021, industrial engineer Matthias Ohl (Figure 1) has taken up the post of Technical Director at STEAG Fernwärme GmbH, an Essen-based subsidiary of the energy company STEAG GmbH. “STEAG Fernwärme is remarkably customer-focused. That provides an ideal breeding ground for new business models,” Ohl remarks in explaining what motivated him to take on a new ...

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Death of Alfons von Bronk

Alfons von Bronk, former Member of the Executive Board of Bergbau AG Lower Rhine, died on 2nd December 2020 at the age of 91 (Figure 1). “We have lost an exceptional person, to whom we owe a great deal. We will cherish his memory”, said Peter Schrimpf, CEO of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany. Von Bronk dedicated his entire career to coal ...

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New Labor Director at RWE Power

At its meeting on 17th December 2020, the Supervisory Board of RWE Power AG, Essen/Germany, appointed Kemo Raza­nica with effect from 1st February 2021 as RWE Power AG’s HR Director and Labor Director for a period of three years. He took over the position from Ralf Giesen, who left the company on 31st January 2021. (RWE/Si.)

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Siegfried Russwurm elected as new BDI President

The general meeting of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Berlin/Germany, has elected Siegfried Russwurm as President (Figure 1). Russwurm is chairman of the supervisory boards of industrial companies thyssenkrupp AG and Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA. He was a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG from 2008 to 2017. Russwurm succeeded Dieter Kempf on 1st January 2021, whose ...

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