Heinz Trox, the majority shareholder of Trox GmbH, which specialises in handling air, died on 1 October aged 81.
After completing courses in mechanical engineering and economics at Munich University, he worked in the USA as an engineer.
In 1959, he joined Trox GmbH, where he was first responsible for international business. From 1969, and now a member of the board of management, he oversaw international business, product management and R&D. He became chairman of the board of management in 1988, which he left in 2001 to join the supervisory board, of which he became chairman in 2012.
A statement from the company describe him as ‘an old-school entrepreneur, in the best sense of the word, who was committed to his employees and to society.’