Committees and Working Groups

In the CIVD committees, experts from the member companies and the CIVD departments work on the sustainable design of the holiday form of caravanning.

The committees and expert working groups make important contributions to the development of policy papers and formulate current political demands and statements.

Committees of the Caravanning Industry Association (CIVD):

The Public Relations Committee discusses and approves the association’s cross-manufacturer PR and advertising measures.
wdt_ID Member of the Committee Organization
1 Dr. Holger W. Siebert (Vorsitz) Eura Mobil GmbH
2 Thorsten Erhardt Bürstner GmbH & Co. KG
3 Alexander Wehrmann Carthago Reisemobilbau GmbH
4 Oliver Waidelich DCHV Deutscher Caravaning Handels-Verband e.V.
5 Kai Dhonau DCHV Deutscher Caravaning Handels-Verband e.V.
6 Helge Vester Dethleffs GmbH & Co. KG
7 Tobias Welp Erwin Hymer Group SE
8 Thomas Kamm Fendt-Caravan GmbH
9 Manfred Taedcke Hobby-Wohnwagenwerk Ing. Harald Striewski GmbH
10 Stefan V. Diehl Knaus Tabbert GmbH
Member of the Committee Organization
The Export Committee is made up of sales specialists from building manufacturer and suppliers and prepares export-relevant industry recommendations, guidelines and market analyses for association members.
wdt_ID Member of the Committee Organization
14 Holger Schulz (Vorsitz) Hobby-Wohnwagenwerk Ing. Harald Striewski GmbH
15 Guido Venter Bürstner GmbH & Co. KG
16 Bernd Wuschak Carthago Reisemobilbau GmbH
17 Michael Bosch Dethleffs GmbH & Co. KG
18 Bernd Löher Dometic GmbH
20 Matthias Binder Erwin Hymer Group SE
21 Eric Spieser Eura Mobil GmbH
22 Michel Böger Fendt-Caravan GmbH
23 Bernhard Möller Knaus Tabbert GmbH
24 Christian Geisreiter Truma Gerätetechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Member of the Committee Organization
The Technology and Environment Steering Committee deals with all strategic topics in the fields of technology and environment, in particular with synergy projects within the industrial branch of the caravanning industry.
wdt_ID Member of the Committee Organization
1 Werner Vaterl (Vorsitz) Knaus Tabbert GmbH
2 Markus Kaufmann Carthago Reisemobilbau GmbH
3 Christoph Gawalleck Dethleffs GmbH & Co. KG
4 Bernd Löher Dometic GmbH
5 Frank Lessmann Eura Mobil GmbH
6 Andreas Dirr Fendt-Caravan GmbH
7 Thomas Siegert Westfalen Mobil GmbH
Member of the Committee Organization
The Committee updates the ‘Caravan and Motor Caravan Repair Manual’ on an annual base. It is composed of representatives of building manufacturers, Allianz Zentrum für Technik (AZT), Audatex, Deutscher Caravaning Handels-Verband (DCHV), DEKRA and CIVD. The guide for experts, insurance companies and garages is distributed exclusively on CD-ROM since 2005 and makes it easier for motor vehicle professionals to access the information they need.

The Repair Manual Committee annually updates the guide for experts, garages and insurance companies.

wdt_ID Member of the Committee Organization
1 Reinhard Audorf (Vorsitz) SWSW Gutachten
2 Frank Halke AZT Automotive GmbH
3 Bruno Rauch AZT Automotive GmbH
4 Susanne Venter Bürstner GmbH & Co. KG
5 Jochen Riess Carthago Reisemobilbau GmbH
6 Markus König DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH
7 Alexander Ochs DEKRA Automobil GmbH
8 Gerd Sartor DEKRA Automobil GmbH
9 Klaus Grubert DEKRA Automobil GmbH
10 Eroll Sauter Dethleffs GmbH & Co. KG
Member of the Committee Organization

The CIVD Working Group

In order to allow motor caravans or caravans within the European Union, they must meet the requirements of the so-called EC type approval. The basis for this is the framework directive 2007/46/EC, which refers to a large number of individual directives with regard to technical requirements that refer to assemblies of a vehicle such as brakes, lighting, seats or belts. Some of these directives are very complex, so that their technical implementation requires extensive and forward-looking planning. In the technical working group “Homologation”, the homologation officers of the largest building manufacturers work together on the implementation of new legal acts in order to find industry-friendly solutions.
wdt_ID Member of the Working Group Organization
1 Frank Lessmann (Vorsitz) Eura Mobil GmbH
2 Manfred Kreis ALOIS KOBER GMBH AL-KO Fahrzeugtechnik
3 Michael Lamby Bürstner GmbH & Co. KG
4 Fritz Meidert Dethleffs GmbH & Co. KG
5 Jösef Köber Fendt-Caravan GmbH
6 Marco Steinlein Frankia-GP GmbH
7 Martin Reinholdt Hobby-Wohnwagenwerk Ing. Harald Striewski GmbH
8 Jochen Neff Hymer GmbH & Co. KG
9 Martin Fenzl Knaus Tabbert GmbH
10 Wilhelm Müller LMC Caravan GmbH & Co. KG
Member of the Working Group Organization
The “Logistics” technical working group is made up of building manufacturers and suppliers. Together, they are always looking for projects that optimise cooperation in the supply chain between suppliers and bodybuilders. The working group has already developed the industry recommendations “B2B” and “Shipping Advice”.

The “Standardisation” technical working group is trying to create industry standards that simplify cooperation between building manufacturers and suppliers. For example, the industry recommendation on the traceability of safety-relevant components ensures that a defined label can be used to trace which components have been installed in a vehicle. This makes it easier to coordinate recall actions. The joint approach to the CI bus was also developed by a specialist working group consisting of specialists from body manufacturers and suppliers.

wdt_ID Member of the Working Group Organization
1 Hans-Jürgen Wegscheider ALOIS KOBER GMBH AL-KO Fahrzeugtechnik
2 Philip Roltsch Dethleffs GmbH & Co. KG
3 Michael Wolzenburg Dometic GmbH
4 Stephan Anlauf Fendt-Caravan GmbH
5 Andreas Seilz Fendt-Caravan GmbH
6 Gerd Stammerjohann Hobby-Wohnwagenwerk Ing. Harald Striewski GmbH
7 Hagen Kirchner Hymer GmbH & Co. KG
8 Sascha Ebenhoch Hymer GmbH & Co. KG
9 Robert Wegerbauer Knaus Tabbert GmbH
10 Tobias Schwarze Truma Gerätetechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Member of the Working Group Organization
wdt_ID Member of the Working Group Organization
1 Christian Scherer Bürstner GmbH & Co. KG
2 Bernd Löher Dometic GmbH
3 Andreas Vogt Hobby-Wohnwagenwerk Ing. Harald Striewski GmbH
4 Sebastian Silz Erwin Hymer Group SE
5 Hans-Jürgen Lachmann Knaus Tabbert GmbH
6 Stefan Petry Reich GmbH Regel und Sicherheitstechnik
7 Theiß Marc André Reich GmbH Regel und Sicherheitstechnik
8 Armin Steinmetz Schaudt GmbH Elektrotechnik + Apparatebau
9 Wilhelm Cramer Toptron GmbH
10 Martin Krauß Truma Gerätetechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Member of the Working Group Organization
wdt_ID Member of the Working Group Organization
1 Alois Alt ALOIS KOBER GMBH AL-KO Fahrzeugtechnik
2 Jörg Peter Dometic GmbH
3 Frank Greim GOK Regler- und Armaturen-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
4 Markus Gerster Erwin Hymer Group SE
5 Klaus Peter Würzinger Knaus Tabbert GmbH
6 Peter Gomolla Truma Gerätetechnik GmbH & Co. KG
7 Jonas Waldvogel Vöhringer GmbH & Co. KG
Member of the Working Group Organization
wdt_ID Member of the Working Group Organization
1 Carina Geiger Erwin Hymer Group SE
2 Cathrin Hollstein-Eggers Hobby-Wohnwagenwerk Ing. Harald Striewski GmbH
3 Michael Mross Hobby-Wohnwagenwerk Ing. Harald Striewski GmbH
4 Johannes Haidn Knaus Tabbert GmbH
5 Dörte Tischler LMC Caravan GmbH & Co. KG
6 Michael Olbermann Niesmann + Bischoff GmbH
Member of the Working Group Organization
wdt_ID Member of the Working Group Organization
1 Thomas Nitsch DoldeMedien Verlag GmbH
2 Martin Zöllner ADAC e. V.
3 Jost Krüger Caravaning Industrie Verband e. V.
4 Jürgen Dieckert IRMA - Gesellschaft für innovatives Regionalmarketing mbH
5 Dirk Dunkelberg DTV - Deutscher Tourismusverband e. V.
6 Oliver Waidelich DCHV Deutscher Caravaning Handels-Verband e.V.
7 Reinhard Thomssen THOMSSEN CONSULT
Member of the Working Group Organization
About the Association The Caravanning Industry Association (CIVD) has represented the interests of the industrial branch of the caravanning industry since 1962. Find out more
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