Johannes Schiel, formerly managing director of VDMA’s Fuel Cells working group, left the German association of machinery and equipment suppliers at the end of April. His successor, Gerd Krieger, used to be his mentor and had been deputy director of VDMA’s Power Systems department. Krieger has worked for the association for 25 years.
Schiel, who had a thirteen-year career at VDMA, took on a job at Vestas Central Europe on May 1. He describes his work there as representing the interests of the wind power industry. Besides Schiel, Andreas Frömmel was the second one to leave the Fuel Cells working group.