End of an era at Bitzer for ‘living legend’ Hermann Renz

After more than 50 years with German multinational Bitzer, stalwart Hermann Renz has worked his last day for the Rottenburg-based Teutonic titan.

“In five decades and beyond … Hermann Renz has characterised the way in which Bitzer provides technical support and information to its customers,” Bitzer says. “During the years as Director Application Engineering and Product Performance, he developed and held countless trainings on compressor and system technology, oil, refrigerant retrofit and much more. Many of these topics are being taught today in updated trainings in the Schaufler Academy.

“Travels around the world shaped his career and took him to systems and installations in some of the world’s most remote places, and his expertise made him a welcome speaker at events and seminars in Australia, America and Europe. The art of application engineering as well as teaching and conveying the knowledge he has gathered – whether personally, in application manuals or in the Refrigerant Report – was of particular concern to him.

“In the recently published handbook Fundamentals of Refrigeration, he summarised and contributed his experience. And last year he even became a TV star by performing livestream interviews for the Bitzer Refrigerant Web Forum.”

Among Renz’s achievements were training many Bitzer employees in the Application Engineering department in areas such as products and their application and customer service. The knowledge was then used and disseminated throughout the company and industry.

Renz was involved in the development of Bitzer software, website and Refrigerant Ruler App, and represented Bitzer on many industry associations and initiatives.

“Hermann Renz is a role model, both as a person and as an expert, and will be missing as a valued adviser and mentor at Bitzer and in the entire industry,” the firm says. “Bitzer wishes all the best for the well-deserved retirement.”

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