Dr. Georg-Nikolaus Stamatelopoulos new Chairman of the VGB PowerTech
- New Chairman of the Board of Directors of the international technical association for generation and storage of power and heat
- Dr. Hans Bünting hands over the office of Chairman to Dr. Georg-Nikolaus Stamatelopoulos
Dr. Georg-Nikolaus Stamatelopoulos is the new chairman of the international technical association VGB PowerTech e.V. The Doctor of Energy and Process Engineering was elected to this office by the Board of Directors during the VGB Congress “Innovation in Power Generation 2019” in Salzburg/Austria. Stamatelopoulos succeeds Dr. Hans Bünting, head of the association since 2016.
“I would like to thank my colleagues for their confidence and Hans Bünting in particular for the modernisation achievements they have carried out so far at VGB. I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance the efforts and interests of the industry in the VGB PowerTech and to further develop the important, central contributions of technology in the development of the new energy system. Technology offers the solutions that are required for the shift of the energy system and VGB PowerTech is the right address for all those involved from the industry as well as from politics and society”, said Stamatelopoulos after his election.
Hans Bünting, former Chairman of VGB PowerTech: “In the past three years we have further developed VGB towards renewable energies and successfully implemented and made visible the urgently needed synergies between renewable and conventional generation. VGB is thus setting an example for technology and its implementation in the energy turnaround. With Mr Stamatelopoulos, we have been able to gain an outstanding personality from the energy industry as my successor in this office.”
Dr. Georg-Nikolaus Stamatelopoulos (49) studied mechanical engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and received his doctorate for the calculation and optimisation of power plant cycles at the Technical University of Brunswick. He started his professional career with leading international plant constructors, where he worked for over 13 years in various management functions. In 2010 he moved to EnBW, where he has been Senior Vice President Generation for Renewable and Conventional Generation since 2014.
The further members of VGB´s board in addition to Dr. Stamatelopoulos are Dipl.-Ing. Hubertus Altmann (Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG, Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG), Markus Bagert (Uniper Technologies GmbH), Helge-Uve Braun (SMW Stadtwerke München GmbH), Dr. Udo Brockmeier (Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG), Wim Broos (ENGIE), Dr. Wolfgang Cieslik (Steag GmbH), Umberto Dotta (EDF), Prof. Dr. Reinhold Elsen (RWE Power AG), Michael J. Frank (Uniper Technologies GmbH), Dr. Michael Fuchs (PreussenElektra GmbH), Dipl.-Ing.Dr. Karl Heinz Gruber (Verbund Hydro Power GmbH), Dr. Günter Hilken (Currenta Gmbh & Co OHG), Jörg Huwyler (Axpo Power AG), Jörg Michels (EnBW Kernkraft GmbH), Roger Miesen (RWE Generation SE), Dr. Maren Petersen (BDEW e.V.), Dr. Hansjörg Roll (MVV Energie AG), Kristian Ruby (eurelectric), Ladislav Štĕpánek (ČEZ a.s.), Gerard Uytdewilligen (GKM AG), and Pieter Wasmuth (Vattenfall GmbH).