On September 1st, the Executive Board of the VDMA Surface Technology unanimously elected Sebastian Merz as the new Chairman of the Board. He has been a member of the board since 2009 and will take over as chairman with immediate effect.
At the board meeting, Merz thanked the board for their trust: "I am looking forward to advancing surface technology together with the board and the support of VDMA".
Merz is owner and managing director of b+m surface systems GmbH, a technically leading supplier of fully automated painting plants and paint application systems. The company has been a member of the VDMA for over 20 years and is actively involved in the committee work of the VDMA Surface Technology.
Manufacturers of surface technology components, systems and plants as well as product-related services are organized in the Surface Technology of the VDMA. Important customer industries include the automotive industry with its numerous suppliers, mechanical engineering and other metalworking industries, the plastics and furniture industry and the skilled trades. Through exchange of experience, specialist information, individual case advice and statements, the department creates a competitive advantage for its members.