Advisory board

The certification centre advisory board is a steering committee which monitors the activity of the certification centre and is furthermore active in an advisory capacity.

This includes, for example, monitoring and advising on:

  • the professional activity of the certification centre,
  • adherence to the principles of impartiality and neutrality,
  • adherence to the certification centre's principles and rules.

Where there are technical misunderstandings between the certification centre and manufacturers, the advisory board can also be called upon as arbiter. The members of the advisory board represent manufacturers, authorities, authorised specialists from the area of approval and also the management of the certification centre. In so doing, heed is paid to having a balanced proportion of votes so that no one group is capable of a majority.

Name Company Address

Dr. Wolfram Krause


Managing Director

bvfa ‐ Bundesverband Technischer Brandschutz e.V.

Koellikerstr. 13,
97070 Würzburg

René Penno


Product management and technical development

FLN Feuerlöschgeräte Neuruppin Vertriebs‐ GmbH

16816 Neuruppin


Lorenz Grabow

Managing Director

Fabrik chemischer Präparate von
Dr. Richard Sthamer GmbH & Co. KG

Liebigstraße 5,
22113 Hamburg

Michael Schrems

Executive Partner

asecos GmbH
Sicherheit und Umweltschutz

Weiherfeldsiedlung 16‐18,
63584 Gründau

Michael Hanitzsch

Head of Certification Centre

MPA Dresden GmbH

Fuchsmühlenweg 6F,
09599 Freiberg


Uwe Friedrich

Department head of disaster protection and preventative fire protection

Landeshauptstadt Dresden Brand- und Katastrophenschutzamt

Scharfenberger Straße 47,
01139 Dresden