Dr. Hans Joachim Konz, executive board member of Schott AG, is the new president of glasstec 2016.

Konz graduated in mechanical engineering at Aachen University and started his career at MAHO AG. After working for mechanical engineering and construction company KHS Maschinenbau und Anlagenbau AG, he joined Schott. In 2003 he was appointed chief representative and member of Schott’s group management, and he has been on its executive board since 2008.

The glasstec presidency alternates every two years between the Federal Association of the German Glass Industry (BV Glas), which Konz also heads, and the Federal Association of the German Glazing Trade. The two organizations are conceptual sponsors of glasstec, together with the German Engineering Federation. glasstec will take place from September 20-23, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In addition to his functions with Schott and BV Glas, he is a member of advisory councils at various universities and colleges, as well as a member of the Committee for Research and Technology Policy of the Federation of German Industry (BDI).