Otto Geisel assumes bigger role at Gault Millau

Saturday, 10. October 2009 | 21:36 Uhr | A.WIRTZFELD | PERSONALITIES
Translator: C.SIEGEL
Otto Geisel resigns from Slow Food as chair member to pursue a bigger role in the editorial department of Gault Millau wine guide

GERMANY (Kassel/Ludwigsburg) - For the time being, Slow Food only has two chair members: For the next few months, Slow Food Germany will be managed by only 2 of its former 5 chair members: treasuress Silke Schneider and chair member Professor Dr. Roman Lenz. For the chair man Otto Geisel, his representative Marianne Wager and the owner Dinah Epperlein, the tenure is now over, without the chance for a general assembly, meeting of delegates or new chair member elections.

The reason: Due to pending cases, the district court in charge in Münster was not able to decide over the record of a new group of members. This group was voted on by the last regular general assembly in June 2009. Lenz and Schneider, however, will remain in office until June 1st 2010.

Otto Geisel, a restaurateur from Bad Mergentheim, had been leading the association since 2006. In that time, the number of members increased from 6.500 to currently 9.500. It was with his initiative, that three Slow-Food-fairs were held in Stuttgart, which counted up to 70.000 visitors. Geisel, who is now playing a much larger role in the editorial department of the GaultMillau wine guide, would like to engage even more in the Slow-Food-movement, however, at a meeting of local representatives in Kassel last weekend did not say clearly how he would do that in detail. Marianne Wager and Dinah Epperlein will remain in charge of important commissions within the association.

Roman Lenz is a professor and course of study coach at the senior technical college in Nürtingen. He is an expert in landscape architecture. Silke Schneider leads the Controlling in a part-division of the German annuity insurance association in Berlin. She is also member of the International advisory body of the Slow-Food-movement, which can be found in all five continents. (aw.yoopress)

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