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Generation change in the coordination committee "Welding of rail vehicles and vehicle parts" - Realignment with regard to the new EN 15085 series of standardsAt its meeting on 06.02.2019, the DVS Coordination Committee (KoA) for welding of rail vehicles and parts decided on a change in management.

Mr. Tino Gurschke (DVS ZERT) was unanimously elected as the new Chairman. The new deputy chairman is Ms Angelika Stangl (TÜV SÜD). Both are closely involved in rail vehicle construction and have been active in the KoA for many years. 

Keitel (SLV Halle), who has chaired the KoA since it was founded on 29.02.1996 and reorganised his duties by being elected President of the Halle-Dessau Chamber of Industry and Commerce on 19.12.2018, will continue to represent the interests of German rail vehicle construction as Chairman of the ECWRV - European Committee for Welding of Railway Vehicles. 

The newly elected leadership duo will focus its work on the new EN 15085 series of standards. With its publication, which is planned for 2020, the rules for the application and interpretation of the series of standards must be put to the test. This requires a strong national body to represent the interests of German rail vehicle construction at an international level.