neon sign of a handshake (Photo: Charles Deluvio, Unsplash)

VLB Berlin | Jan Biering took over the operational management of the VLB Research Institute for Beer and Beverage Production (FIBGP). He succeeds Dr. Roland Pahl, who left the VLB at the end of January at his own request. Dr. Pahl will join Pall Corporation, a global specialist in filtration, separation and processing.

Malt (Photo: Amit Lahav, Unsplash)

Editorial board | BrewingScience is pleased to announce two new additions to their team: In the past three months they were able to find an additional reviewer and a new member of the editorial board.

European Flag (Photo: Markus Spiske, Unsplash)

European Brewery Convention | On the 17th of November, the Board of The Brewers of Europe appointed Benet Fité as President of the European Brewery Convention (EBC), Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Fité succeeds Mr. Tiago Brandão, who has served as EBC President from 2015 to 2020.

Cider sign (Photo: Andy Holmes on Unsplash)

Ireland | The maker of Magners cider, C&C Group, has appointed Heineken UK’s Managing Director David Forde, 52, as its new CEO. Mr Forde will join C&C at the latest in early 2021.

Ryan Hopkins, YCH’s new Chief Executive Officer

A Yakima Valley native | Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a 100% grower-owned global hop supplier for the craft brewing industry, has introduced Ryan Hopkins as YCH’s new Chief Executive Officer, promoting Hopkins from Chief Sales Officer.

BrewingScience | The scientific journal BrewingScience published by Fachverlag Hans Carl in Nuremberg is looking forward to active support from science and practice: Four new experts from Germany and abroad have been strengthening the international group of experts since January 2020.

Direct point of contat | Ziemann Holvrieka GmbH is further expanding its international sales network. In the future, Gustavo Acioli will be the direct point of contact for the brewing, beverage, ethanol and liquid food industry in Brazil.

KU Leuven | The long-standing vacancy as successor to Prof. Guido Aerts at the Ghent Technology Campus of KU Leuven, Belgium, has now been filled. After the tragic passing away of the initially appointed successor Prof. Koen Goiris, Florian Weiland was appointed on 1 October 2019.

Heinrich Joh. Barth has passed away

Obituary | Heinrich Joh. Barth, for many years a managing partner of Joh. Barth & Sohn, died on December 10, 2019 at the age of 93.

Obituary | Prof. Gabriela Basařová, DrSc, MSc, died on 16 October 2019 after a tragic traffic accident. Prof. Basařová was born on 17 January 1934 in Pilsen to a family of teachers.

Martin Falkenstein and Johann Angres (right) manage the company today

Professional exchange | Johann Angres, Managing Director of Steinfurth Messsysteme in Essen, Germany, received a great honor in April of 2019. He is the first German ever to be elected to the board of the ISBT. Never heard of the ISBT? The International Society of Beverage Technologists is the MEBAK or EBC of the soft drink industry. And because we also were not familiar with the ISBT, we decided to visit Johann Angres in Bochum to find out more about the association, his appointment to the board and the changes currently taking place at his company.

Norbert Broger (Photo: Viktor Smidt, Göppingen)

30 years of expericence | At the Supervisory Board meeting of 25 September 2019, Norbert Broger was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Krones AG with effect from 1 January 2020.

Campden BRI | Derek Orford has 36 years in the industry, during which he qualified as a master brewer in 1991 while at Whitbread. He then went to work for Heineken in several international postings before joining Lion, in Australia. More recently he has provided consultancy services to craft brewers, including technical leadership for the rapid growth of Toast Ale.

BrewingScience | Dr. Scott Lafontaine is currently exploring the chemical and sensorial drivers of American consumer preference towards beer and wine as a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Hildegarde Heymann’s laboratory at the University of California, Davis in the Department of Viticulture and Enology.

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