Dr. Heiko Fischer takes over the Presidency of the UIP
On June 02, 2015, Dr. Heiko Fischer, CEO of VTG Aktiengesellschaft, was elected as the new President of the UIP. He succeeds Dr. Eckart Lehmann, who held the presidency during the last four years. "I am delighted with the tasks that lie ahead of me and will start with a comprehensive program”, Fischer said and added: “Together we want to increase the attractiveness of rail freight and find solutions for critical topics such as noise reduction, cost burden, enhancing of competitiveness and harmonization. Our ultimate goal is to bring more traffic from road to rail throughout Europe."