We represent the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector in Europe

OUR MISSION

To promote a better understanding of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) sector in the EU and contribute to the development of effective policies for long-term sustainability

EPEE

The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) represents the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump industry in Europe.

Founded in the year 2000, EPEE’s membership is composed of over 50 member companies, national and international associations. Together they represent over 30 billion euros in turnover, over 200,000 direct jobs and millions of indirect jobs.

Our members have manufacturing sites and research and development facilities across the EU, innovating for the global market.

As an expert association, EPEE supports safe, environmentally, and economically viable technologies. Our primary aim is to promote a better understanding of the sector in the EU and contribute to the development of effective European policies.

Become a member

EPEE members are one step ahead of the political and regulatory developments impacting the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat ump industry. They have the opportunity to voice their opinions and expertise through the only pan-European industry-wide association that defends their interests.

To find out more about membership conditions, please contact the EPEE Secretariat: secretariat@epeeglobal.org

We represent the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector in Europe

OUR MISSION

To promote a better understanding of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) sector in the EU and contribute to the development of effective policies for long-term sustainability

EPEE

The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) represents the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump industry in Europe.

Founded in the year 2000, EPEE’s membership is composed of over 50 member companies, national and international associations. Together they represent over 30 billion euros in turnover, over 200,000 direct jobs and millions of indirect jobs.

Our members have manufacturing sites and research and development facilities across the EU, innovating for the global market.

As an expert association, EPEE supports safe, environmentally, and economically viable technologies. Our primary aim is to promote a better understanding of the sector in the EU and contribute to the development of effective European policies.

Become a member

EPEE members are one step ahead of the political and regulatory developments impacting the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat ump industry. They have the opportunity to voice their opinions and expertise through the only pan-European industry-wide association that defends their interests.

To find out more about membership conditions, please contact the EPEE Secretariat: secretariat@epeeglobal.org

OUR LEADERSHIP
                       
/ EPEE Chair:

Andrea Vallejo

(Johnson Controls)

Andrea was appointed Vice President & General Manager of Johnson Controls’ Global Industrial Refrigeration in December 2019 and is a member of Johnson Controls Sustainability Leadership Committee. She joined Johnson Controls in 2008 and has held several Operational and General Management responsibilities in Europe & Africa and Latin America. She is member of the Steering Committee of EPEE since 2018.

/ EPEE Chair:

Andrea Vallejo

(Johnson Controls)

Andrea was appointed Vice President & General Manager of Johnson Controls’ Global Industrial Refrigeration in December 2019 and is a member of Johnson Controls Sustainability Leadership Committee. She joined Johnson Controls in 2008 and has held several Operational and General Management responsibilities in Europe & Africa and Latin America. She is member of the Steering Committee of EPEE since 2018.

/ EPEE Vice-Chair:

Rainer Grosse-Kracht

(Bitzer)

Rainer is the Vice Chairman of the Board of BITZER SE. He is responsible for all research and development departments at BITZER worldwide. Rainer has worked for 25 years with BITZER and even longer experience in the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry. Prior to his current position he had various positions in Application Engineering and Advanced Research Engineering. He has been a member of the EPEE Steering Committee since 2009.

/ EPEE Vice-Chair:

Rainer Grosse-Kracht

(Bitzer)

Rainer is the Vice Chairman of the Board of BITZER SE. He is responsible for all research and development departments at BITZER worldwide. Rainer has worked for 25 years with BITZER and even longer experience in the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry. Prior to his current position he had various positions in Application Engineering and Advanced Research Engineering. He has been a member of the EPEE Steering Committee since 2009.

/ EPEE treasurer:

Luc Dehon

(Climalife)

Luc joined Dehon Group in 2015 after 20 years spent at AccentureHe became Board Member and then Group General Manager and CEO of Climalife, the most important Business Unit of Dehon Group. Climalife is a European market leader for sustainable solutions in cooling fluids for refrigeration and air conditioning. He has been Member of EPEE’s Steering Committee since 2020.

/ EPEE treasurer:

Luc Dehon

(Climalife)

Luc joined Dehon Group in 2015 after 20 years spent at AccentureHe became Board Member and then Group General Manager and CEO of Climalife, the most important Business Unit of Dehon Group. Climalife is a European market leader for sustainable solutions in cooling fluids for refrigeration and air conditioning. He has been Member of EPEE’s Steering Committee since 2020.

OUR WORKING GROUPS
F-Gas Working Group

Chair: Mihai Scumpieru (Mitsubishi Electric)
Vice Chair: Emilie Stumpf (Panasonic)

Ecodesign Working Group

Chair: Els Baert (Daikin Europe)
Vice chair: Dina Köpke (Emerson Climate Technologies)

Energy Efficiency Working Group

Chair: Christina Von Westernhagen (Johnson Controls)
Vice Chair: Stefaan Vanderstraeten (Daikin Europe)

OUR SECRETARIAT
/ Director General
Folker Franz
/ Technical Director
Stefan Thie
/ Senior Policy Director
Federica Rizzo
/ Policy Advisor
Vincent de Badereau
/ Policy Consultant
Eugénie Boulo-Daniel
/ Policy Consultant
Tim Sollberger
/ Policy Consultant
Dominik Flikweert

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