At its annual meeting on 16th May 2017 the German association for refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps (Zentralverband Kälte Klima Wärmepumpen – ZVKKW), elected Meinolf Gringel as Vice-President. Gringel is a publicly appointed and sworn expert for technical refrigeration systems and manages the Testing Body for Refrigerating, Heating & Air Conditioning Engineering at DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Essen/Germany.