Dr Thomas Dietrich has become chief executive officer of the Ivam Microtechnology Network. The board confirmed the appointment of the postdoctoral chemist with effect from 1 January 2014. Dietrich succeeds Monika Kremer who has been responsible for the interim management since mid 2012, with focus on the coordination of investment and financing decisions.
Since 2003, Dietrich has been holding a lectureship for micro process technology at Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences and is also voluntarily active in evaluation activities, committees and stakeholders groups like DIN and Dechema.
Dietrich’s task now is to implement the board’s strategy in the operating day-to-day business. The main focus is to fully tap the potential of microtechnology in relevant target markets. ‘Within the next few months, we will intensively work on improving the access to international markets for our members and enabling networking between international associations and customers,’ explained Dietrich.