PRIMET Board and Secretariat

PRIMET is a registered company with a Board of Directors elected by the members.

The PRIMET Board employs a General Secretary to manage the organisation and progress its aims.

PRIMET Chairman
Dennis is the CEO of MeteoIQ, a company that analyses, develops and advises with weather intelligence. He joined MeteoGroup in 1993 starting his career working as a forecaster and in meteorological development before moving into management. Dennis studied meteorology at the Freie Universität Berlin.

PRIMET Board Member
Michal is CEO and innovation enthusiast in Meteopress, Executive Director in Meteosense radar company. Michal is a strong advocate of free data and democratisation of access to weather data. Michal has been in the weather business since 2007.

PRIMET Board Member
Karl is an entrepreneur, manager and university lecturer. He is CEO of meteoblue since 2008, after 25 years of experience in international agri-business, as project and unit leader in development, product management, marketing, business development and information services. Karl has worked for GTZ, DED, Ciba, Novartis and Syngenta. He has lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland, United States, Brasil, Thailand, and China.
Karl holds a PhD in agronomy from the University of Göttingen. In addition to his day job, he teaches courses on International Business Strategy and Innovation Management at the University of Cooperative Education in Lörrach and supervises Bachelor students there, and is member of the Economics and Research Commissions

PRIMET Board Member
Renny is DTN Vice President of Weather Operations, is responsible for developing strategic direction for customers in the aviation, energy, offshore, shipping, transportation, and sports & safety markets, as well as providing leadership to more than 200 operational meteorologists in weather forecast rooms around the world. He started his meteorology career started as a broadcast meteorologist in Meridian, Mississippi and Kansas City, Missouri and holds a master’s degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University

PRIMET General Secretary
Andrew Eccleston
Andrew worked in the UK Met Office in the early 1980’s and then went on to found a private sector weather business which eventually became part of The Weather Company, An IBM Business. After leaving the original business in 2000, he moved in to IT Management and finally to an academic post in Plymouth University. Throughout his career Andrew has supported the profession of meteorology by working with the Royal Meteorological Society and was a key player in the 1990’s dialogue which lead to the formation of PRIMET.