The Federal Association of the Building Materials, Rock and Associated Products Industry (BBS) elected Andreas Kern, member of the board of HeidelbergCement AG, as new president during the general meeting (Fig.). Kern replaces Dr.-Ing. Gernot Schäfer who managed the association since 2004. Schäfer was elected honorary president. Dr. Erwin Kern (vice president), Peter Nüdling (vice president), Thomas Bremer and Michael Liell were elected further members of the board.