The BKV is a GmbH (limited liability company), with some 50 shareholders from the plastics producing, plastics processing and plastics machinery manufacturing industries.


Advisory Board of the BKV

The Advisory Board is the controlling body of the BKV. It supervises the management and currently consists of the following members:


Matthias Stechhan (LyondellBasell)

Vice Chairman:

Bernhard Borgardt (Ostedruck)


Marc van den Biggelaar (DOW)
Ludger Braukmann (Georg Menshen)
Dr. Martin Engelmann (IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen)
Michael Freutsmiedl (Borealis)
Dr. Christian Haessler (Covestro)
Dr. Tobias Lührig (Bischof + Klein)
Roland Strassburger (Schütz)
Dr. Klaus Wittstock (BASF)


Permanent guests:

Ingemar Bühler (PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V.)
Thorsten Kühmann (Fachverband Kunststoff- und Gummimaschinen im VDMA)

The Technical Committee (TA) consists of experts from the shareholder companies and organisations. It assesses project proposals – including the required budget – and monitors the results. It reports to the Board. The spokesmen of the Technical Committee is Dr. Frank Buckel (Covestro).


The Dialog Circle Strategy (DiS) represents the most important groups of the plastics industry. This  DiS advises the BKV in fundamental matters and allows members of the plastics industry to discuss key issues based on solid facts. In the DiS, representatives of authorities, industry and important industry associations contribute their specific angles of view on plastic-related topics. Honorary chairman of the Dialog Circle Strategy (formerly Political Committee) is Dr. Gottfried Jung (formerly German Ministry of Climate Protection, Energy, Nutrition, and Forestry Rhineland-Palatinate).


Management of the BKV

Managing Director: Dr. Ingo Sartorius, Tel: +49 (0)69 2556-1924

Assistant: Kristina König, Tel: +49 (0)69 2556-1921

Director Projects: Ulrich Schlotter, Tel: +49 (0)69 2556-1922

Project Manager: Stephanie Cieplik, Tel: +49 (0)69 2556-1923

Communications Consultant (freelance): Uli Martin, Tel: +49 (0)2224 1234-653