German AWP Industry Association Verband der Deutschen Automatenindutrie (VDAI) has appointed Lars Rogge as its chairman with effect from 1 January 2021.
Rogge is currently the managing director of German AWP manufacturer Bally Wulff. He will leave Bally Wulff on December 31.
“Lars is a proven industry and association expert. In view of his decades of experience at all levels of the industry and in his work in various association committees, I am sure that he will shape the work of the association in a future-proof manner in a rapidly-changing environment,” Manfred Stoffers, managing member of the VDAI board, said.
“Lars Rogge is the ideal person for this position. With his creative drive and his experience in dialogue with politics as well as within the vending machine industry, Lars is a widely valued representative of the companies organised in the VDAI and their interests,” Dr Daniel Henzgen, managing member of the VDAI board and member of the management of Löwen Entertainment, said.
“It takes strength for change and the courage to innovate – the machine industry has demonstrated both in the past as well as its willingness to act responsibly in society,” Rogge said.