Ivan Vutov, PhD, is the new chairman of the Management Board of the Srednogorie Industrial Cluster

Ivan Vutov, PhD, Vice President of Geotechmin OOD was elected Chairman of the Management Board of the Srednogorie Industrial Cluster. He has taken up the baton from Tim Kurth, Executive Director and Vice President of Aurubis Bulgaria AD.

“I want to express my deepest gratitude for this vote of confidence. I will invest my time, energy and effort into promoting the continued successful development of the Srednogorie Industrial Cluster,” Ivan Vutov said.

The cluster was created in autumn 2005. The leading companies in it are: Geotechmin OOD, Ellatzite-Med AD, Asarel-Medet AD, Aurubis Bulgaria AD and Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech EAD. The cluster’s objectives include increasing the competitiveness of the industrial sector in the Central Srednogorie region, supporting sustainable development of regional industries and local communities through the use of innovative technologies, promoting business achievements and social entrepreneurship.

According to the President of Geotechmin OOD, Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov, the Srednogorie Industrial Cluster is the “most successful cluster formed in Bulgaria in recent years”, he declared at the meeting. “Making full use of the knowledge, know-how and professionalism acquired on the topics of better resource efficiency and circular economy is paramount. We must also consolidate the business and scientific efforts as well as those undertaken by the Scientific and Technical Union of Mining, Geology and Metallurgy and the cluster which target the development of innovative projects in the mining industry,” Prof. DSc. Eng. Voutov said.