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Dr. Reinhard H. Wöhlbier , Dr.-Ing.
Sommerkellerweg 20
83671 Benediktbeuern
+49 8857 698 960
+49 8857 698 962
About Reinhard H. Wöhlbier

Studied Mining Engineering at the Bergakademie (Technical University) Clausthal, Germany (1956-1961), with one year scholarship at The Pennsylvania State University, USA (1957-1958) as undergraduate in Mining Engineering. Finished studies towards the Dipl.-Ing. at Clausthal in 1961.

Received the Dr.-Ing. degree at TU Clausthal in Petroleum Engineering with a thesis on in-situ combustion as tertiary oil recovery method (1965).

Started his professional life with Demag Lauchhammer, Düsseldorf, Germany as Sales and Application Engineer (1965). The company was a manufacturer of heavy bulk materials handling equipment like belt conveyors, bucket wheel excavators, bucket wheel stacker reclaimers, etc. for open pit mines, power plants, metallurgical plants, port development and shipping, etc.

From 1965 to 1972 Resident Manager of Demag Lauchhammer in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, located partly in the offices of licensee McDowell Wellman Engineering Company.

Returned to Germany in 1972.

Founded Trans Tech Publications in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany in 1972, President and Publisher of TTP.

Major publishing products were:

1. Series on Rock & Soil Mechanics (books in English language)
2. Series on Bulk Materials Handling (books in English language)
3. bulk solids handling - The International Journal of Storing, Handling & Transporting Bulk (started February 1981)
4. powder handling & processing - The International Journal of Storing, Handling & Processing Powder (started March 1989)
5. Schuettgut - (powder & bulk journal in German language started 1995)

Thanks to all authors, editors and employees who helped to create something worthwhile!

On June 30, 2001 he sold Trans Tech Publications and together with his wife started to build up The PowderBulk Portal on July 1, 2001.

Starting November 15, 2017 our new partner, Marcel Droettboom, formerly Managing Editor of bulk solids handling, concentrates on managing while Reinhard and Ute Wöhlbier will promote the newly founded Powder Bulk Videos Portal at

On September 15, 2018 we added the new Schuettgut-Videos Portal at which features German-language powder bulk videos.

All this would have never been possible without the never ending support of his wife Ute, the soul behind everything.

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2001/7 – Today
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