Sept. 10, 2020 - The General Assembly of German Refractories Association (VDFFI) elected Ulf Frohneberg, Steuler-KCH Material, as the new Chairman of the board. He succeeds Thomas Seger at RHI Magnesita, who has been at the head of the association since 2009 and is leaving the Board of Management after a total of 18 years.
Ulf Frohneberg has been part of the management of Steuler-KCH Materials since 2019
The German Refractories Association (VDFFI), with its headquarters in Höhr-Grenzhausen, represents the interests of the German refractories industry. It is active at international, European and national level to take position for its manufacturing members and affiliated companies. The association consists of 30 companies from the refractory industry and 21 companies from the supply industry and plant construction.
At the General Assembly held in the Ransbach-Baumbach town, Dr.-Ing. Harald Zender from Calderys Deutschland GmbH, together with the already incumbent Vice Chairman Michael Wiessler from EKW GmbH, now completes the Executive Board. Marcus Blumenberg, Managing Director of Knöllinger Keramische Wearteile GmbH, and Peter Schreyer, Plant Manager at RHI Magnesita Deutschland AG, were newly elected to the Board. Another board member is Christian Wasmuht from PD Refractories GmbH, as Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board.