VIP 3000: New Managing Board and Focus on Digitalization

gempex has been closely linked with the VIP 3000 e.V. association for a long time. At the annual cleanroom trade fair Lounges gempex appears under the umbrella of the "Interessengemeinschaft Pharmabau 3000 e.V.", Ralf Gengenbach, Managing Director of gempex GmbH, is President of the Quality Network for Cleanroom and Pharma Construction and, very recently, confirmed in this position for the 4th term.

The members of the association Interessengemeinschaft Pharmabau meet annually to set the course for further cooperation and to discuss association and industry topics. Technical presentations play an important role in this.

This year's agenda also included the elections of the members of the board.
Due to the age-related retirement of two long-time companions of the VIP 3000, changes have occurred here. Rino Woyczyk and Winfried F. Bolz were no longer available for election after many years of responsible activity in the interest group; their dedicated work was honored. 

The new board is elected for 3 years and is composed as follows:

  • Chairman (Ralf Gengenbach) 
  • 1st deputy (Stefan Göstl) (until now Rino Woyczyk)
  • 2nd deputy (Ingo Sternitzke) 
  • Treasurer (Katrin Mützel) (previously Winfried F. Bolz) 
  • Secretary (Ulrich Fedler) 
  • Coordinator (Ralf Stahl) 

The orientation of VIP3000 with regard to future activities and communication media also played an important role. For example, expert reports and specialist presentations are to be made available in digital form via the association's homepage in the future.

However, the event format "Expert Dialog" is to be continued as a specialist conference with face-to-face participation. A possible time horizon for a next event would be late 2024.

Who would like to get more information about the association, goals and members, finds all information and a short film to the quality network on

By the way:
Companies in the pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries, their suppliers as well as planners and universities, who want to contribute and shape ideas and concepts with vision and participate in the diverse networking opportunities offered by the community, have the opportunity to apply for membership. A link to the membership application is provided under "Contact" on the aforementioned website.