Rehau’s head of technical for Building Solutions, Franz Huelle, has been appointed to committee roles in both the British Plastics Federation (BPF) Pipes Group and the British Standards Institute (BSI).
German-born Franz has been with Rehau in Ross-on-Wye for more than 20 years, working in a variety of technical roles covering heating and plumbing and building products.
In July, it was announced that Franz would be taking up the position of chair for the BPF Pipe Group’s Building Services application group (AG2 WG1), looking at hot and cold applications for plastic pipes and systems.
Just weeks before, Franz was appointed to chair of the British Standards Institute (BSI) Committee on plastic pressure pipes (PRI/88/2). The committee provides input to CEN, ISO and other relevant standards on plastics piping systems and components for pressure applications, including water and gas distribution and industrial applications.
Franz brings a wealth of technical knowledge and experience in polymer product development and application to his two new tenures, where it’s said that he can positively influence the industry and contribute to its growth.
Franz said: “There is a lot of standards development work going on in plastic pipes and I’m joining these two bodies at an exciting time. I’m very much looking forward to working together across the industry with like-minded people to deliver the best possible standards and guidelines, so installers, consultants and end consumers can always have the highest confidence in plastic pipes.”