LEIPA mourns the death of Dr. Hubert Schrödinger
The LEIPA group of companies mourns the death of Dr. Hubert Schrödinger, the long-time thinker and leader as well as owner of LEIPA. Dr. Schrödinger passed away in the night from Saturday to Sunday at the age of 92 surrounded by his family.
We mourn the loss of a visionary and entrepreneur of the old school. Since he took over the management of LEIPA from his father Dr. Hans Schrödinger in 1961 - at that time in the fifth generation - he has shaped LEIPA like no one before him. Many of his decisions, first and foremost the decision to switch to recovered paper as a raw material as early as 1973 and the acquisition of VEB Papier und Karton Schwedt in 1992, have left a lasting mark on the image of our group of companies today and will certainly continue to do so for generations to come. In the spirit of an entrepreneur, he devoted himself not only to the task of working in the company, but above all to working for the company.
With his enthusiasm and commitment, he laid the central foundation so that this year we can not only celebrate 175 years of LEIPA tradition, but also offer a sustainable future with environmentally friendly products and solutions.
But beyond all these entrepreneurial activities, he was always one thing above all: human. He was there for the questions and concerns of his family, as well as for the questions, concerns and suggestions of his employees. This characterized and distinguished him. And that is how we would like to remember him. Like very few others, he always managed to be both a beloved family man and an impressive corporate leader.
“Our employees are the heart and soul of LEIPA. We are grateful for this and will continue to be a family business that cares and looks after all members of the large LEIPA family.“
Dr. Hubert Schrödinger
The award of the Order of Merit of the State of Brandenburg in 2008 and also the award of the Golden Citizen's Medal of the City of Schrobenhausen in 2017 are just two examples and evidence of his social, economic and finally also human commitment.
With Till Huesmann as a member of the supervisory board of LEIPA and Robin Huesmann as part of the management of LEIPA, a seamless and secure transition of the LEIPA group of companies into the hands of the now sixth family generation takes place. LEIPA will thus successfully continue on its path as an independent and innovative family business. With an owning family that stands fully behind the company and will continue the management of the group of companies entirely in the spirit of Dr. Schrödinger.
The LEIPA family