Jochen Winkler, the long-time ASERCOM President, passed away on June 14 in his adopted home of Berlin shortly before his 89th birthday.
During his professional career as Senior Vice President at DWM Copeland, Jochen Winkler was committed to his customers throughout Europe and to cross-company cooperation in standardization, certification and international cooperation.
ASERCOM was founded in 1992 as the Association of European Compressor Manufacturers with his significant contribution. For the first 3 years as a board member, then 17 years as an independent president, he developed ASERCOM into a strong voice in the European and worldwide Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry. On his initiative, the successful certification programmes for compressors and condensing units were launched.
As a recognized and valued interlocutor, he had been very successful for ASERCOM on all continents. He succeeded in positioning the association as a strong partner in standardization work and in bringing the international standards bodies from the USA and China together at one table in order to jointly establish new product standards.
It is also thanks to his special commitment that the ASERCOM experts are frequently consulted before decisions are made in Brussels, as the association is perceived as having competent and balanced positions in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.
With great regret and in thought for the relatives, the association members and friends say goodbye to Jochen Winkler.
"We are sad to lose with him a great personality and an esteemed advisor."
Rainer Große-Kracht Wolfgang Zaremski
ASERCOM Chairman of the Board ASERCOM President