As of 1 April 2020, Prof. Andrea Büttner is the new Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising. Prof. Büttner joined Prof. Horst-Christian Langowski as Co-Director of the Institute on 1 November 2019, and now takes over the full role as Executive Director following his retirement on 31 March 2020.
After almost 30 years at Fraunhofer IVV, the past 16 of which as Director of the Institute, Prof. Langowski is stepping down and passing on the directorship to Prof. Büttner, who also succeeds him as scientific head of the Competence Center Food and Packaging Technology – Klevertec for Fraunhofer IVV in Kempten. Work undertaken at Fraunhofer IVV tackles key challenges with partners from industry, science, and politics to guarantee safe, sustainable, high-quality foods and to develop innovative packaging concepts. The mission of Fraunhofer IVV is to effectively utilize available raw materials and resources for the benefit of society and the environment.