DVGW Executive Committee Newly Appointed


Dr. Thomas Hüwener and Dietmar Bückemeyer have been elected new vice-president gas and vice-president water of the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW). The unanimous election was performed by the DVGW Federal Executive Board in Nuremberg at September 30th, 2013.

Hüwener and Bückemeyer succeed Dr. Jürgen Lenz and Dr. Georg Grunwald, who did not run for office again. Confirmed in their function were DVGW president Dr. Karl Roth and third vice-president Michael Riechel.

Dr. Thomas Hüwener has been a member of the management of Open Grid Europe GmbH with the main focus on engineering since March 2013. Before he became area manager piping technology at the long distance pipeline operator of Essen in 2010, he held different technical executive positions at E.ON Ruhrgas AG. In the context of DVGW members meeting, Hüwener was elected into the association s federal executive board. In addition, he is chairman of the DVGW s technical committee "Gas transport". Hüwener (42), born in Haltern, has studied mechanical engineering in Bochum and College Station (USA) and has received his doctorate with a paper on turbo machines at the University of Essen.

Dietmar Bückemeyer has been technical director of Stadtwerke Essen AG since 2002. Besides that, he is managing director of Essener Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH. Before Bückemeyer changed to the executive board, he was head of department and company officer with statutory authority in the planning and construction division of Stadtwerke Essen AG, where he has been working since 1988. Bückemeyer has been a member of the DVGW federal executive board since 2004. In addition, he is chairman of the board of the DVGW national committee North Rhine-Westphalia and chairman of the DVGW steering committee "Water supply systems". Bückemeyer (53), born in Gelsenkirchen, has obtained his diploma in engineering sciences in the field of mechanical engineering.

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