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Siebel Institute of Technology appointed John Hannafan to Vice President, assuming responsibility for the operational management of campus education as well as general day-to-day school operations.

An institution | For almost 150 years, the Siebel Institute of Technology of Chicago has played an influential role in the brewing industry not only in the US, but on the world stage. Alumni hailing from more than 60 countries can be found in virtually every major brewery around the globe. At the beginning of the year, Christian von der Heide was chosen to serve as the new president and CEO of the venerable brewing school. His curriculum vitae includes experience at breweries and suppliers, all of which are active on an international scale, and also a stint as EBC president. BRAUWELT International spoke with the classically trained brewer and maltster about his new role.


BrewingScience announces personnel changes in its editorial board. The panel serves as a source of inspiration for the further development of the journal BrewingScience, provides support in the search for suitable authors and advises on the selection of the winner of the Ludwig Narziß Award for Brewing Science. So far, it consisted of nine renowned experts from the field of brewing science or related disciplines.


Pavlos Photiades was re-elected President of The Brewers of Europe for a second term at the annual general meeting of the Association in Brussels, which took place on June 6th 2018. Pavlos Photiades commented on his appointment, “I am honoured to continue in this role at such an exciting and challenging time for brewers. I look forward to working with the team on issues affecting our sector at large.”


KHS in Dortmund, Germany, international manufacturer of lines and machines for applications in the beverage filling and packaging industry with over 5,000 employees, belongs to the Salzgitter Group’s high-growth technology business unit. As part of its Strategy 2021 program Salzgitter AG plans to further expand its technology business unit.


Practice-oriented publications | The Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) was founded in 1887 by the leading brewmasters of both North and South America, most of whom at the time were German immigrants or of German descent. Right from the start, the MBAA served as a platform for the exchange of knowledge of brewery practices.


The tanks and process technology expert announced Lars Roed as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). The 48-year-old will thus account for the company’s worldwide sales and marketing activities. In doing so, Roed can benefit from his decades of inside experience: The mechanical engineer has been working for the company since 1994.


At KU Leuven’s Laboratory of Enzyme, Fermentation and Brewing Technology (EFBT) (Technology Campus Ghent, Belgium), there is an open position for a professor (Junior/Senior) in the field of ‘Analytical biochemistry for malting and brewing and related technologies’.


Florian Schneider is the new Head of Sales EMEA at Ziemann Holvrieka. The 41-year-old Schneider is responsible for the regions Europe, Middle East, Africa and Central Asia at the expert company for tanks and process technology for the brewing, beverage and liquid food industry. “We are pleased that we were able to win such an industry-experienced expert for this responsible position”, emphasized Lars Roed, Managing Director.


The Brewers Association (BA) announced on January 23, 2018 that founder and past president Charlie Papazian will exit the BA on January 23, 2019, marking his 70th birthday and 40 years building the craft brewing community and inspiring brewers and beer lovers around the world.


On December 31, 2017, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Niemeyer, chairman of the Executive Management Board at the manufacturer of filling and packaging systems, is leaving the company at his own request to face new challenges elsewhere. In his years in this post he has sustainably furthered technological product development, made an important contribution to significantly increasing sales and bringing about a number of considerable improvements for both the KHS Group and its customers.The Supervisory Board of KHS GmbH thanks Prof. Niemeyer most sincerely for his committed and successful work in the service of the company and wishes him all the best for the future and continued further success in both his private life and professional career.