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In Memoriam Prof. Bernd H. Schwank

21 November 2018

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In loving memory, the employees of Schwank bid farewell to their long-standing director, Prof. Bernd H. Schwank. Being the son of the company’s founder Günther Schwank, Bernd H. Schwank had always been interwoven with the company throughout his life. After beginning a degree in mathematics and physics, Bernd H. Schwank joined the company in 1970 and steered it out of a difficult time, to a new success. He founded several overseas branches, including in England, France, the USA as well as in Russia, which contribute significantly to the success of the company even today. Apart from his employment in Schwank, the winner of the prize “Peter the Great” by the Russian Academy of Sciences was always active in a voluntary capacity as well. Among other things, Bernd H. Schwank presided over the European Association of Manufacturers of Gas Infrared Systems [ELVHIS]. In 2005, he was appointed President and just this month the Honorary President of FIGAWA. After a difficult, severe struggle, Prof. Bernd H. Schwank succumbed to his illness on Tuesday, 09.05.2017. Schwank employees bid farewell to their veteran head and the great man whose loss has affected all of us. We wish all members of the Schwank family all the strength and good luck.

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