Dr. Elmar Pongratz and Tobias Becher with new responsibilities

After Klaus Wasmuht went into his well-deserved retirement, ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA GmbH has realigned the Engineering and Technology/R&D departments in terms of personnel and structure. In the course of this realignment, Tobias Becher was appointed Head of Technology, Research and Development. Recognising the importance of the assigned field of activity and the associated responsibility, Tobias Becher was also granted power of attorney. He now reports to Dr. Elmar Pongratz, who joined ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA in April 2016 and has been Head of the Engineering department (EPC) since then. Until now, this division included the Process Engineering, Process Automation including hardware planning, Technical Product Management and Quality Management. With the restructuring, the Technology, Research and Development department was integrated into this division and thus placed under the management of Dr. Pongratz as Director Engineering & Technology/R&D EPC. Klaus Gehrig, Managing Director of ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA GmbH, stated the following: “With this new alignment, we are able to link the very successful work of our technological research and development even more closely with the adjacent divisions. We are already considered an innovation leader in the market, and we will continue our work in the future.”

2020 02 XX PI ziemann holvrieka becher pongratz WebDual leadership: In the future, Tobias Becher (on the right in the picture) as new Head of Technology, Research and Development will report to Dr.-Ing. Elmar Pongratz, Director Engineering & Technology/R&D EPC of ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA GmbH.Tobias Becher (on the right in the picture) studied brewing and beverage technology at the Technical University of Munich / Freising-Weihenstephan, graduating with a degree in engineering. Prior to this, Tobias Becher had completed a training as brewer and maltster. Since 2005, Tobias Becher works at ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA as an expert in process and brewing technology.

Dr.-Ing. Elmar Pongratz studied chemical engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and received his doctorate there. After many years in leading positions at international machine and plant engineering companies, Dr. Pongratz started working for ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA in 2016.