After ten successful years in office, Klaus-Jürgen Philipp, Haus Rabenhorst O. Lauffs GmbH & Co. KG, is stepping down as President of the Association of the German Fruit Juice Industry (VdF). Heinrich Reuss, Eckes Granini Deutschland GmbH, will take over the office after being elected as the new President at the annual conference in Berlin on 13 June 2024.

Heinrich Reuss
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Source:  Company news

Heinrich Reuss has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of the German Fruit Juice Industry (VdF) since 2023 and headed the Committee for Law, Competition, Food Science and Science until his election as VdF President. In this role, he was able to successfully contribute his extensive legal expertise and his commitment to the industry.

The long-standing President of the VdF, Klaus-Jürgen Philipp, relinquished his office for statutory reasons. In 2010, Philipp was elected to the Association's Executive Committee as Chairman of the Committee for SME Policy, Business Administration and Tax Issues. He held this position for four years until his first presidential election in 2014. As President of the VdF, Klaus-Jürgen Philipp made a significant contribution to the stability of the association. In challenging times such as the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent crises, he led the association with a steady hand and great empathy. His ability to allow other ideas and keep an eye on what was feasible, as well as his feel for the big picture and the details in equal measure, made him an ideal head of the association.

In addition to the change at the top of the association, there are two other new additions to the VdF Executive Committee: Andreas Reimer, riha Wesergold, and Guido Kühne, Refresco Germany. The association's executive committee is therefore well positioned for the challenges ahead.

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