At the International Composites Congress (ICC) in Stuttgart, Aliancys employee Heinz Wilhelm received the AVK Special Award for his great contributions promoting the Composites Industry.


The AVK Special Award is an award for providing outstanding services to the AVK and to the Composites Industry”, explains Professor Jens Ridzewski, member of the AVK Board. “Heinz Wilhelm has been working for more than 47 years in the composites industry and in this period has been the driver behind many great product developments and customer successes.

Heinz continuously supported the AVK in its role promoting Composites in Germany and Europe. He has being speaker at AVK seminars, participating in multiple AVK expert task forces, and greatly contributed to efforts for composites industry standardization.



Heinz Wilhelm is currently Technical Service Manager at Aliancys, supporting customers across markets and applications and has planned to retire in 2018. He started his career in 1970, at that time being employed by BASF in Ludwigshafen (Germany). After several assignments abroad with BASF, DSM and later Aliancys (including in Chile, Columbia, Pakistan, and China), Heinz has contributed to building a strong and sustainable European Composites industry.

We are all very proud that Heinz has received the AVK Special Award”, comments Bert Bakker, CEO of Aliancys. “He is a hard-working person with a lot of passion both for Composites and for our customers, and a great colleague. Receiving such recognition from a well-respected organization as AVK is very special, and in the case of Heinz well deserved!”

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