Germany’s BV Glas association has elected Schott CEO Dr. Frank Heinricht CEO as its president.

Its new Vice-Presidents are Stefan Jaenecke, CEO of Verallia North Europe, and Dr. Christian Quenett, CEO of Pilkington Germany.

Dr. Hubertus Müller-Stauch, managing partner of Müller + Müller-Joh and Dr. Dieter Simon, Managing Director of Auer Lighting will continue to work as Vice-President for two more years.

Dr. Frank Heinricht said: “The energy and environmental challenges are a major issue for the glass industry. We must not slacken our efforts to provide information about the production processes in glass production and to create an awareness of technical feasibility. Finally, glass is the basic material for many products that contribute to achieving climate protection targets."

BV Glas (The Federal Association of the Glass Industry) represents the economic interests of the glass manufacturing industry in Germany. These include the areas of flat, container, special and fibre glass.

The industry includes about 400 companies and approximately 53,000 employees. Total sales in 2014 amounted to around €9.1 billion.