VDMA’s Executive Director Thilo Brodtmann takes over Orgalime Chairmanship


Thilo Brodtmann, VDMA`s Executive Director, takes further responsibility to strengthen the interests of industry at European level.

At the Orgalime General Assembly on 14 November, Brodtmann was elected as the new Chairman of the European federation for the engineering industries, starting in January 2019. In this function, the VDMA Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors over the next two years to develop and implement Orgalime's strategic direction and priorities. Brodtmann has previously served as Vice-Chairman of Orgalime. Now he succeeds the Dutchman Peter Bongaerts as Chairman.

Orgalime represents 40 European industrial associations at European level. In addition to mechanical engineering, Orgalime also covers the electrical engineering and metalworking industries. The industries represented by Orgalime employ a total of 11 million people in Europe and account for more than a quarter of all industrial products in the EU. The VDMA Executive Director takes over the chairmanship of Orgalime at a crucial time for European industry: During Brodtmann's term of office the UK`s withdrawal from the EU next March, the European elections in May and the formation of a new European Commission at the end of next year will take place.