René de Vries - New Managing Director at Wettermanufaktur GmbH

René de Vries is the new Managing Director of Wettermanufaktur GmbH. Since 1 March 2020, he has been in charge of the internationally active start-up based in Berlin and is responsible for the operative business. Harry Otten, the company's founder and Managing Director, will support him in an advisory and representative capacity.

René de Vries has many years of experience in the international weather business and knows customers, partners and projects very well. Amongst other things, he was Managing Director of MeteoGroup Deutschland GmbH, Regional Director Central Europe and was responsible for setting up the subsidiary in Spain. Most recently he was Strategic Sales & Partnership Director at treibauf AG in Zurich.

Wettermanufaktur GmbH is a subsidiary of Weather Solution B.V. Since 2017, long-time experienced meteorologists as well as researchers and developers have been successfully working on weather solutions for mobility and road maintenance as well as for the energy industry, agriculture, media and events.

With the weather portal, the start-up company offers year-round special forecasts for efficient deployment planning of winter services, road cleaning and green space maintenance. Its customers include municipal, communal and private winter services throughout Germany. Transport companies, airports and real estate companies also use the services.