At the General Assembly held on 18 June 2009 in Frankfurt/Main, the member firms of the VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association (VDMA: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau - German Engineering Federation) elected Peter Wellenhofer, CEO Brückner Group, in their new board. He looks forward to this new role amidst such a prominent circle of fellow board members under the direction of the newly appointed Chairman, Ulrich Reifenhäuser, and his Deputy, Peter Steinbeck.
During his inaugural speech, Ulrich Reifenhäuser addressed an appeal to the branch in the light of the prevailing cost pressure attributable to the crisis, emphasizing that under no circumstances should the quality of the German Machinery Industry highly acclaimed all over the globe be called into question. Brückner also feels strongly about this issue and shall consequently continue to live this commitment.
Peter Wellenhofer regards this appointment first and foremost as a gesture in acknowledgement of the appreciation towards the Brückner Group.