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Dr. Klaus Vieregge heads aluminum R&D

Dr. Klaus Vieregge is new head of Hydro Aluminum Research & amp; Development in Bonn. It is the leading institute of its kind in Europe and the largest industrial research facility in the Bonn area. Dr. Vieregge succeeds Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schneider, who retired at the end of December after more than 34 years at R&D Bonn, the last 12 years as its manager.

Klaus Vieregge is a physicist and has a degree as Dr. rer. nat. at the University of Münster. Since October 1991 he has worked in various positions in the aluminum rolling company Aleris, since April 2013 as Director Research & amp; Development. Dr. Vieregge also holds a technical MBA and was a post-doctoral fellow at the renowned & nbsp; IBM - T.J. Watson Research Center in New York / USA in the Department of Physics.

Wolfgang Schneider has further developed Hydro-R & amp; E Bonn with its 120 employees as an innovation driver for the rolling mill network in the Neuss Rhine district. He holds numerous patents and read at RWTH Aachen and the Technical University of Aachen. He also intensified collaborations, in particular with RWTH Aachen University and the University of Applied Sciences Bonn Rhein-Sieg. Schneider is co-founder of Aachener & nbsp; Metal research cluster AMAP from RWTH institutes with several industrial companies and headed the IHK Innovation Forum in Bonn for several years. TMS - The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, the world's leading association of experts in mineral and ore mining, metallurgy and materials science, was the first non-American to be the vice president and 2012/13 president. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;

Dr. Pascal Wagner, spokesman for the management of Hydro Aluminum Deutschland GmbH, thanked Wolfgang Schneider: & nbsp; "With a strategy of differentiation and innovation, he has made R&D Bonn an indispensable part of the Rolled Products division and strengthened R&D Bonn's position as one of the world's leading institutions in aluminum research."

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