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Dr.-Ing. Roland Folz 
Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei in Berlin (VLB) e.V.
Head of Brewing & Beverage Science and Applications
In his executive function as head of the VLB department Brewing & Beverage Science and Applications (BBSA), Dr. Roland Folz is the man who is involved in driving forward the process of the VLB`s internationalization.The VLB is a German independent research institute and service provider for the brewing and beverage industry. Dr. Roland Folz has built up his brewing profession from scratch starting with his technical apprenticeship as a Brewer & Maltster at the Beck’s Brewery up to his doctorate degree with a thesis about flavor stability and PET topics. In between he has been technical director for Preussen Pils Brewery and plant manager for the Oettinger Group. Under Roland’s leadership and since it’s more than five years of existence, the department Brewing & Beverage Science and Applications (BBSA) at the VLB-Berlin has become to an international standing provider for mission- oriented research and solutions regarding technological topics, global consultancies and international training courses. With his team of experienced engineers, Roland is working on sustainable developments for the brewing industry, future brewing streams and on fermentation & applied microbiological concepts and control mechanisms.Roland is active on the board of Examiners of the IBD (Institute of Brewing and Distilling) and is heading the Working group for Inline Measurement Techniques of the MEBAK (Middle European Brewing Analysis Committee). He is a member of the ISBT (International Society of Beverage Technologists), the MBAA (Master Brewers Association of the Americas) and the ASBC (American Society of Brewing Chemists).
Dr. Roland Pahl
Roland Pahl was born in 1972. He attended an apprenticeship as Brewer and Maltster at the Schultheiss Brewery in Berlin. 2002 Roland received a diploma engineer degree in brewing science from Technical University of Berlin. Immediately afterwards he started working at the chair of Brewing Technology as a scientific assistant. Since January 2004 he changed to work at VLB Berlin in the department institute for engineering and packaging technology which he is heading since 2007. In 2011 he finished his PhD in brewing technology. Roland holds lectureships at the Technical University Berlin and at the Beuth University of Applied Science in Berlin.

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