Michael Freiherr is our latest member and chairman of the eurammon board since November 2020. His focus topics are the further increase of applications with natural refrigerants as well as efficiency of energy and resources. After his training as a refrigeration mechanic and further qualification as a master craftsman for refrigeration plant constructions, Michael Freiherr occupied various positions in the refrigeration installation sector. During his engineering course, he had worked in several departments within Güntner GmbH & Co. KG and graduated from the University of Maryland. He currently works as general manager and chief technical officer at Güntner.
Bernd Kaltenbrunner is managing director of KWN Engineering GmbH, an engineering and consulting company for machine construction and refrigeration technology in Seekirchen/Austria. Born in Austria, Bernd Kaltenbrunner has a degree in industrial engineering and a master's degree (MSc) in production management. Bernd Kaltenbrunner was elected vice chair in 2020.
Thomas Spänich, born in 1964, is currently senior director/head of product engineering and product management of the GEA RT Division - BU compoments at GEA Refrigeration Germany GmbH, Berlin. Spänich studied thermal and hydraulic mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Dresden and obtained his degree in refrigeration technology in 1990. He began his professional career that same year as a development engineer with Kühlautomat Berlin GmbH. He held before his current position several management positions within GEA.
Andrew Stockman is the managing director for Europe and the Middle East at EVAPCO Europe Group headquartered in Belgium. Born in New Jersey (USA) in 1976, Andrew Stockman graduated at the Pennsylvania State University in mechanical and electrical engineering in addition to his already achieved degree in computer aided design from the York Technical Institute. After a few, more design focused positions, he started his career at EVAPCO in 1997 with stations in Maryland, in Shanghai, Denmark and Belgium. During his career, Andrew Stockman gained a broad experience in industrial and commercial hvac, refrigeration, ice thermal storage and heat transfer.
Monika Witt, born in 1963, is managing director of the TH. WITT Kältemaschinenfabrik GmbH in Aachen. She studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen and finished with a diploma in the field of process engineering. In 1991 she started as a project engineer for air separation plants at Messer Griesheim GmbH in Krefeld and moved in 1993 to MG Industries USA, a subsidiary of Messer Griesheim GmbH Germany. In 1996 Witt joined the family business TH. WITT Kältemaschinenfabrik where she took over the managing position in 1998.