German consulting engineering firm Lahmeyer International has appointed Dr Thomas Brandstätt as managing director.

Lahmeyer specializes in the energy, hydropower and water sectors and is part of Tractebel, which is owned by the ENGIE Group.

Brandstätt will be responsible for the newly-created position of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Prior to joining Lahmeyer, he was vice-president of Bilfinger Industrial Services North America in Texas.