SPIN elects two new board members

16 April 2024 09:09

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Zurich - The Swiss Power-to-X Collaborative Innovation Network (SPIN) has elected two new board members. Departing board member Jean Marc Lenz was thanked for his committed service.

The Swiss Power-to-X Collaborative Innovation Network (SPIN) has elected two new board members. As detailed in a press release, Stephen Fer, General Manager at STRADE, was elected at a general meeting of SPIN as the successor to Jean Marc Lenz, the former CEO of SR Technics. Thomas Peyer was newly elected to the board. He acts as a representative of the Swisspower Stadtwerke Allianz and Managing Director of Swisspower Green Gas AG.

As the organization writes in the press release, the current co-presidents Martin Bäumle (member of the National Council, the lower house of the Swiss parliament), Patrik Meli (Managing Director of MAN Energy Solutions Schweiz AG) and Markus Friedl (OST - Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences), as well as Thomas Blättler (Business Development Manager at Sulzer AG), Yasmine Calisesi (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne - EPFL), Philipp Furler (Synhelion AG), Andre Heel (OST) and Patrick Lura (Hitachi Zosen Inova AG), will all remain on the SPIN board.

Alongside Jean Marc Lenz, Christoph Beuttler, CEO of Climeworks AG, will also depart the board with effect from the end of May. SPIN is currently in the process of appointing his successor. The SPIN board thanked the departing members for their commitment and wished them all the best in their new ventures.

The SPIN network was founded in 2021 with the mission of promoting exchange between Power-to-X stakeholders from the areas of research, industry, politics, administration and civil society in Switzerland, in addition to creating the suitable framework conditions. An overarching goal is to accelerate the supply of renewable energies in order to achieve the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (especially CO2) in Switzerland by 2050. ce/ww

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