Verein Deutscher Zementwerke

German cement industry: Hirth reelected

The member companies of the Association of German Cement Works (VDZ) have elected a new Executive Board in Berlin. Following the scheduled tenure of three years, VDZ President Gerhard Hirth (of Schwenk Zement KG) was once again confirmed in office. Christian Knell (HeidelbergCement AG), Dr. Dirk Spenner (Spenner Zement GmbH & Co. KG), and Eric Wittmann (Cemex Deutschland AG) were elected as Vice Presidents.

Following some difficult years for the German cement industry, the old, new President has a positive outlook and expects growing demand for cement in 2014, given the favorable development in...

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