The association board is adapted to the industry's framework. Prominent personalities from various corporations and medium-sized companies as well as directors of research institutes and training centers are involved in the conceptual design of the association's work as board members.

The tasks of the board are the preparation and execution of all association affairs, as long as they are not subject to management, the main committee or the members' assembly.

The board members are elected by the members at the members' assembly. The term of office of the elected board starts with the day of its election and ends in the second next Annual General Meeting. The members of the board are volunteers and reeligible.



ZELLCHEMING Board and Steering Committee of the Term of Office 2023

The chairmen of the association

  • 2023 – Prof. Dr. Helga Zollner-Croll
  • 2021 – 2023 Dr.-Ing. Ernst-Ulrich Wittmann
  • 2019 – 2021 Dipl.-Ing. Gerrit Lund
  • 2017 – 2019 Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Erich Kollmar
  • 2015 – 2017 Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Xaver Weig
  • 2013 – 2015 Dr.-Ing. Roland Pelzer
  • 2011 – 2013 Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Holger Baumgartner
  • 2009 – 2011 Dipl.-Ing. Claus Palm
  • 2007 – 2009 Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Reibelt
  • 2005 – 2007 Dr. Clemens Bülow
  • 2003 – 2005 Dipl.-Holzw. Robert Hock
  • 2001 – 2003 Dipl.-Ing. Ekhard Beuleke
  • 1999 – 2001 Dr. techn. Hartmut Wurster
  • 1997 – 1999 Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Heinrich
  • 1995 – 1997 Dr. rer. pol. Hansjörg Kessler
  • 1993 – 1995 Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Steinbeis
  • 1991 – 1993 Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Furler
  • 1989 – 1991 Dipl.-Ing. Fritz Holzhey
  • 1987 – 1989 Dr.-Ing. Günter Strittmatter
  • 1985 – 1987 Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Grünewald
  • 1983 – 1985 Dipl.-Ing. Günther Jacobs
  • 1981 – 1983 Dr. rer. nat. Diethelm Brüning
  • 1979 – 1981 Dipl.-Ing. Daan Waubert de Puiseau
  • 1977 – 1979 Dipl.-Ing. Elgar Drewsen
  • 1975 – 1977 Dr. rer. nat. Walter Schoch
  • 1972 – 1975 Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Cornel
  • 1970 – 1972 Dipl.-Ing. Fritz Holzhey sen.
  • 1968 – 1970 Dr. phil. chem. Fritz Opderbeck
  • 1966 – 1968 Dr. rer. nat. Günter Windaus
  • 1964 – 1966 Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Kilpper
  • 1962 – 1964 Senator Dipl.-Ing. Hans Fritz Fischer
  • 1948 – 1962 Senator Dr. Dr. Hellmuth Müller-Clemm

Executive Board

To facilitate and speed up commercial operations, the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, the Treasurer and the Managing Director form a managing board responsible for execution of the members' assembly resolutions as well as the administration of the association's affairs.

To perform these tasks, the association maintains an office. Head of the office is the management, which represents the association in all affairs of day-to-day management.


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Prof. Dr. Helga Zollner-Croll


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Dipl.-Ing. Carsten Melchert


Dr. Frank P. Meltzer

Deputy Chairperson

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Petra Hanke

Managing Director

Main Committee

The main committee consists of its chairman elected by the members' assembly, the chairmen of the technical committees and the heads of the district groups. All scientific and technically supporting tasks are being coordinated by the Main Committee and are carried out within the framework of the individual technical committees.

It is the board that coordinates all the scientific and technically supporting tasks that the association deals with. It joins all chairmen of the technical committees and regional groups.

This also includes deciding the technical general topics for the various lecture sessions of the annual general meeting. The members of the main committee are invariably members of the association; the chairman represents the main committee in the association's board.

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Prof. Dr. Markus Biesalski
TU Darmstadt

Institut für Makromolekulare Chemie und Papierchemie
Alarich-Weiss-Str. 8, L2-04 E306
D-64287 Darmstadt

Phone: +49 (0) 61 51-16 74 75



Petra Hanke


Neckarstr. 3

D-63322 Rödermark

Tel.: +49 (0) 60 74-72 80 85-45


Members' Assembly

The association holds a members' assembly on occasion of the annual general meeting.

Its date will be announced in the members' magazine no later than 6 weeks in advance. Proposals for the members' assembly must be submitted to the Chairman at least 4 weeks before the annual general meeting.

If possible, the association's annual report on the previous year must be sent to the members before the annual general meeting. Among other things, the agenda of the general meeting includes the following items

  1. Acceptance of the annual report and account for the past financial year.
  2. Resolution on annual report and annual financial statement with discharge from liability for the executive board and management.
  3. Acceptance of the report of the Main Committee's chairman on the work of the technical committees and district groups.
  4. Elections to the board.
  5. Elections of members of the Honours Committee.
  6. Election of cash auditors.
  7. Resolution on submitted motions.
  8. Stipulation on membership fees in case of alterations.
  9. Resolution on extraordinary expenses.
  10. Decision on establishment or discontinuation of
    • a) Technical Committees
    • b) District Groups.
  11. Honours.

From § 18 of the statutes of the association ZELLCHEMING