In 1964, Dr. Erwin Hettich joined the management of the Hettich family business in his early 30s. Initially, he was responsible for purchasing and finance. Dr. Erwin Hettich then headed the marketing and sales department and was the company's representative in external contacts, a position he held in high regard by customers. For a total of over 30 years Dr. Erwin Hettich was a member of the management board and took over the chairmanship of the management board in 1990 until his retirement at the end of 1993.
Dr. Erwin Hettich lived customer orientation and his particular talent and strength lay in communication. Thus, during Dr. Erwin Hettich's dedicated work, the company expanded internationally and became one of the largest hardware manufacturers in the world.
The death of Dr. Erwin Hettich leaves us deeply saddened. His family, the shareholders, the advisory board, the management and the entire Hettich team will remember him as a great personality and will continue to develop the Hettich Group in his spirit.