Uwe, you’ve a woman’s name
The following is an actual press release. No, it is. BM hereby hangs up hat.
Press release fromn the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation follows:
Secretary General of ESTIF has married, changed name to Uwe Trenkner
Brussels, 07. May 2007. Uwe Brechlin, Secretary General of the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), has announced his marriage to Ms Tanja Trenkner. In keeping with the dynamic changes in the solar thermal sector, he also announced that he will take on her family name. Uwe Brechlin thus turned into Uwe Trenkner during the wedding ceremony on Saturday the 28 April.
“After 2,5 years of long distance relationship, Tanja gave up her job in Germany and joined me in Brussels – which allowed me to stay with ESTIF. By taking on her family name, I am able to give a little something back to her”, says Uwe Trenkner.
After having met at an Amnesty International conference in Wuppertal, Germany in 2003, Tanja and Uwe quickly realised that they had more in common than an interest in human rights. In January 2006, the two moved together in Schaerbeek, one of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels region.
“The solar thermal market is booming throughout Europe, the industry is growing, and so is its voice in Brussels, ESTIF. And with the newly elected president Gerhard Rabensteiner, everyone will quickly get used to two new names at ESTIF.” adds Uwe Trenkner.
“……………” – (the sound of BM lost for words…)