Karlsruhe. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Hartkopf (59), Chief Technical Officer of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, will leave the company of his own volition and on good terms after 8 February 2007 for personal reasons. Hartkopf has been the Chief Technical Officer of EnBW since November 2002. During this time, he played an important role in the successful restructuring and realignment of EnBW. Once he has left the company, Hartkopf will take on the position of full professor at the Darmstadt University of Technology where he will continue his research in the field of renewable energies. Hartkopf provided significant input and set positive new directions for EnBW thanks to his technical expertise and, in particular, his sound knowledge of power plant technology and in the area of renewable energies.
The individual areas of responsibility of the Technology Division will be divided among members of EnBW's Board of Management as of 9 February 2007 until the successor of Hartkopf has been appointed. In this respect, Prof. Dr. Utz Claassen, the Chairman of the Board of Management, will, in addition to the areas of research and development, innovation management and renewable energies, take on the corporate responsibility for the U-Plus group, which belongs to EnBW. This indicates that Claassen has expressly given top priority to dealing with the topics that arose with respect to the mechanical biological waste treatment plants. Until further notice, Dr. h.c. Detlef Schmidt, Director of Marketing and Sales, will be responsible for central acquisitions, while Pierre Lederer, Chief Operating Officer of EnBW, will take on the responsibility for EnBW Kernkraft GmbH and EnBW Kraftwerke AG.