SCHOTT’s Konz Named glasstec 2016 President
Hans Joachim Konz, Ph.D., has been appointed president of glasstec 2016, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products. The glasstec presidency alternates every two years between the Federal Association of the German Glass Industry (BV Glas) and the Federal Association of the German Glazing Trade (BIV). The two organizations are conceptual sponsors of glasstec, along with the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). glasstec will take place September 20-23 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Konz graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from Aachen University. In addition to his functions in the SCHOTT Group and his presidency of BV Glas, he is a member of advisory councils at various universities and colleges, as well as a Board member and member of the Committee for Research and Technology Policy of the Federation of German Industry (BDI), and a member of BDI’s Energy and Climate Policy Committee.
“glasstec is the world’s leading trade fair for the glass industry and also the platform for innovations and their premières,” said Konz. “This makes it an important stimulant for the industry. I am therefore particularly pleased to represent the entire glass industry as president of glasstec 2016.”
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