International technical association for the generation and storage of power and heat, VGB PowerTech e.V., has appointed Dr Oliver Then its new Executive Managing Director. The appointment began at the start of this month and also covers the commercial arm of the organisation, VGB PowerTech Service. Dr Then studied at Ruhr and Aachen universities, and spent much of his professional career at RWE before joining VGB PowerTech in 2013. The former executive managing director, Erland Christensen, will continue with the organisation until the end of June this year, enabling a hand-over period after his seven years in charge. The IFRF wishes both men all the best.