Executive Board

Bernd Kaltenbrunner (chairman)

Bernd Kaltenbrunner is Managing Director of KWN Engineering GmbH, an engineering firm 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 chairman in 2016.



Monika Witt (vice chair)

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. Monika Witt was elected vice chair in 2016.


Andrew Stockman

Andrew Stockman is our latest member of the eurammon executive

board and takes over the offices of Georges Hoeterickx. Currently he 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.



Mark Bulmer

Mark Bulmer is the Global Market Segment Manager in the Food & Beverages Division of Georg Fischer Piping Systems in Schaffhausen/Switzerland. He focuses primarily on the market development of pre-insulated plastic piping systems for refrigeration technology and the development of plastic systems particularly for the food & beverages industry. Mark Bulmer studied mechanical engineering at Newcastle Polytechnic/England before starting his career at Georg Fischer in England. In 1994, Bulmer moved to the company headquarters of Georg Fischer Piping AG in Schaffhausen.


Thomas Spänich

Thomas Spänich, born in 1964, became a member of the eurammon executive board in 2004. The refrigeration engineer is manager for R&D and engineering 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 has worked as a product manager for chillers with Grasso GmbH Refrigeration Technology since 1997 and in addition has supervised the marketing department since 2004.