The Remanufacturer of the Year (RotY) award returns this September and entries are now open! What does winning the award mean? And what does it take to win such a prestige prize? We spoke with Rolf Steinhilper, winner of the RotY award 2016.
“This award represents the peak of my career in remanufacturing, which started back in 1982 when I was a young engineer asked to speak at a pioneering conference at the world famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),” Steinhilper recalls. “I was the only participant from Europe invited to make a presentation on design for remanufacturing. My talk was entitled Remanufacturing: Remaking the Future. Renewable power generation like solar and wind energy are booming, and remanufacturing deserves the same attention! That’s why I love and support it with such a passion.”
Rolf Steinhilper's work has contributed significantly to the international reputation of remanufacturing in the political, industrial and academic world. During his extensive career in reman, Steinhilper has brought together many teams of expert engineers who have provided R&D support to the manufacturing and remanufacturing industries in Europe and worldwide. These hand-picked teams didn't only work on projects for the institutions, but later joined the remanufacturing industry and contributed to elevate remanufacturing to even higher levels. “He has allowed the reman industry to share his relevant R&D progress,”
Are you related to the remanufacturing industry and do you think you have what it takes?
Visit our RotY page for information about the Reman of the Year to enter your nomination!