The European umbrella organ­isa­tion also presents redesigned web­site

Düs­sel­dorf, 31 Janu­ary 2019

Heiko Lick­fett suc­ceeds Max Schu­macher as Sec­ret­ary Gen­eral of CAEF The European Foundry Asso­ci­ation as of 01.01.2019. CAEF is the umbrella organ­isa­tion of the national European foundry asso­ci­ations. The organ­isa­tion, foun­ded in 1953, has 22 European mem­ber states and works to pro­mote the eco­nomic, tech­nical, legal and social interests of the European foundry industry.

Heiko Lick­fett and Max Schu­macher are from the Ger­man Foundry Asso­ci­ation (BDG) based in Düs­sel­dorf. Lick­fett is also head of the Eco­nom­ics Depart­ment of BDG, while Schu­macher is the association’s Man­aging Dir­ector. Heiko Lick­fett stud­ied eco­nom­ics and polit­ical sci­ence, start­ing his career as an eco­nomic advisor at the Ger­man Steel Fed­er­a­tion fol­lowed by his pos­i­tion  as eco­nom­ist at the Asso­ci­ation of Ger­man Foundries (DGV) in 1991 – which was later to become BDG. He has also been act­ive in CAEF in vari­ous func­tions for more than a dec­ade.

The start of the year is also marked by the relaunch of  CAEF’s inter­net pres­ence. The umbrella organisation’s com­pletely redesigned web­site at offers com­pre­hens­ive inform­a­tion in Eng­lish on the asso­ci­ation and its organ­isa­tional struc­ture. Also on foundry tech­no­logy and its applic­a­tions, stat­ist­ical data as well as a ded­ic­ated mem­bers’ access page, and a down­load area (e.g. for gen­eral con­trac­tual con­di­tions). A pic­ture data­base for media rep­res­ent­at­ives is also in pre­par­a­tion.

Heiko Lickfett (left) succeeded Max Schumacher as Secretary General of CAEF.

Heiko Lick­fett (left) suc­ceeds Max Schu­macher as Sec­ret­ary Gen­eral of CAEF