After several years at the head of GEIR, Christian Hartmann stepped down from his role as GEIR President to pass the reins to Marco Codognola, CEO of Itelyum.
Marco, a qualified electronic engineer, spent a significant portion of his career in sales, business development, and M&A, working for the main players in the energy sector (conventional and renewables). He joined Viscolube in 2012, where he headed the growth and diversification process of the company which resulted in Itelyum Group, now active in regenerated base oil production, solvent and chemical purification, and industrial waste management.
His involvement in GEIR activities as a member of the Steering Committee, alongside former GEIR Presidents Detlev Brunhke and Christian Hartmann, coupled with his international and technical experience, make Marco an excellent fit for this leadership position.
As new GEIR President, Marco committed to further the successful work undertaken by his predecessor. In that regard, he is already rolling-up his sleeves to contribute to a decisive technical study on waste oils, the conclusions of which will feed into the European Commission’s related feasibility assessment, which is intended to determine if the EU should establish a waste oil regeneration target. Commissioned by the Joint Research Centre (the scientific body of the European Commission), the study will be conducted by independent contractors over the next six months.