Contact People at VFA-Interlift e.V.

Board Members

Achim Hütter – VFA-Interlift
Achim Hütter

Collaboration with German and Foreign Associations

  • 1989–2013 Managing Partner of Hütter-Aufzüge GmbH, Glinde
  • since 1992 Board Member of VFA-Interlift e.V. (since 1998 Chairman of the Board)
  • 1999–2013 Board Member of the NORDMETALL Employers' Association for Companies in the Metal and Electrical Industry
  • since 2000 Board Member of the ELA European Lift Association
  • since 2005 Board Member of the specialist magazine Elevator World
  • since 2013 Consultant
  • Managing Director at HIEC GmbH since 2015
Michael Gubisch

Vice President

  • since 2005 managing director of SCHAEFER GmbH, Sigmaringen
  • since 2007 member of the VFA Board of Trade Fairs
  • since 2010 chairman of the association of the Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences
  • since 2010 member of the Quality, Safety, Environment & Education Committee of ELA
Andreas Hönnige

Further Education & Training

  • 2003–2009 Managing Director of LiftEquip GmbH
  • VFA Board Member for Training and Further Education
  • since 2008 Member of the Board of Trustees of the Technical Academy Heilbronn
  • 2009–2015 Head of the Business Areas Modernization, Components, spare parts at Thyssenkrupp Elevator Works GmbH. Authorized Signatory of Thyssenkrupp Elevator Works GmbH and LiftEquip GmbH
  • since 2015 Managing Partner at LiFTCORE GmbH
  • since 2019 Managing Director of VFA-Akademie gGmbH
  • since 2020 Head of the 'Safety, Education & Training' Committee at the ELA European Lift Association
Rudolf Ramseier

Member Recruitment

  • since 1994 Part of the Management of Cobianchi Liftteile AG
  • since 2001 Managing Director of Cobianchi Liftteile AG
  • since 2004 Partner of Cobianchi Liftteile AG
  • 2008–2013 Member of the Components Committee of ELA
  • since 2013 VFA Board Member Recruiting
  • since 2013 Member of the EEA Management Committee
  • since 2019 VFA Board Member for Digitization and New Technologies


Nicole Heine - VFA-Interlift e.V.

Nicole Heine
Office Manager
Tel: +49 40 8000473-11

Anja Smieja – VFA-Interlift

Anja Smieja
Academy Organiser
Tel: +49 40 8000473-12

Christella Herzog – VFA-Interlift

Christella Herzog
Administration Membership & Participation
Tel: +49 40 8000473-14


Wolfgang Addinger – VFA-Interlift

Wolfgang Adldinger
Consultant/Advisor Market & Trends

Volker Lenzner – VFA-Interlift

Volker Lenzner
Coordination VFA-Academy