The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), representing the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump industry in Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefan Thie as the Technical Consultant for the association.
Stefan Thie’s main task will be to provide technical support to the Secretariat on all HVACR matters. He will also contribute, from a technical perspective, to the longer term vision of the association, and represent EPEE at external events if required. His will mostly work on Ecodesign but will also cover energy efficiency, F-gas, and any other technical issues that are critical for the association.
Andrea Voigt, EPEE Director General, said: “EPEE has grown quite substantially over the past years. Today we have nearly 50 members and cover a broad range of topics with a very strong focus on energy efficiency. Extending our team has therefore become a necessity as in this fast evolving context, where energy is a top priority, it is more important than ever to combine political intelligence with in-depth technical expertise. We are delighted to welcome Stefan, who will provide great added value to our association. He combines broad technical knowledge with more than 20 years of experience in the HVACR sector and knows our members very well.”
Following his appointment, Stefan Thie said: “Being as passionate as I am about the HVACR sector, the possibility to work with EPEE is a great opportunity. I look forward to working with the EPEE team and the EPEE family, helping to bridge between the technical world and the EU policy context wherever necessary.”
Before joining EPEE, Stefan Thie was Deputy General Manager at Fujitsu General (Euro) GmbH. His responsibilities included sales, technical and environment issues, product management and certification. As part of this position, he was active in EPEE and was Chair of the Market Surveillance Working Group from 2010 to 2014. Prior to this, he was Head of Design at SEW (Systemtechnik Waermeflußbegrenzung) and a project engineer at Kaelte – und Klimatechnik Risch, Moenchengladbach.