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APRA Welcomes New European Chairman Dr. Daniel C. F. Köhler

Friday, May 19, 2017  
Posted by: Kat Turner
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May 17, 2017 - APRA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Daniel C. F. Köhler of Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH as the new Chairman, APRA European Board. 


Dr. Daniel C. F. Köhler holds a PhD from the University of Bayreuth where he worked closely with Professor Rolf Steinhilper. In his PhD thesis “Regenerative Supply Chains”, meaning Remanufacturing Supply Chains, Dr. Köhler cooperated with BMW and Bosch, where he resolved the riddle of reman CO2-savings.


Earlier in his career, the business engineer was project and team leader at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (Germany), where he was responsible for many consultancy projects in the reman industry. He then became vice president at Mingjie Group in Foshan (China), and was tasked to set up a remanufacturing plant and to developed the new business field for this Chinese remanufacturing pilot enterprise.

Currently, Dr. Daniel C. F. Köhler has held the position of Director Remanufacturing and Reverse Engineering at Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH in Munich (Germany) for the past four years. In that time Knorr-Bremse made substantial progress in developing their Reman business. They found their own Reman plant, extended the portfolio significantly and set up an own Reman brand called “EconX”.


“Daniel, who has an extensive amount of experience in automotive remanufacturing, is an ideal person for the job of Chairman,” said Fernand Weiland, former Chairman of the APRA European Board. "His experience and understanding of the industry will be crucial for the further development of APRA Europe."


“I am pleased to have him as my successor, a person with a proven track record who will continue to strengthen our association in Europe.” said Prof. Carsten Bücker, the current Chairman.

Dr. Daniel will begin his term as the Chairman of the APRA European Board starting in June of 2017. 

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