We are deeply saddened to announce that our supervisory board chairman and former CEO
Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hans G. Huber
passed away suddenly and unexpectedly the night before Saturday, 15th March 2014, at the age of 71.
Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hans G. Huber took over the family business from his father in 1967 and has built up the HUBER Group as we know it today. Consistently and with determination he has pushed the company's development into a worldwide leading group on the environmental engineering sector and a supplier of solutions for water and wastewater treatment.
After his studies of process engineering at the Technical University of Munich from 1961 to 1967, he took over, together with his brother Karl-Josef, the management of the company Hans Huber GmbH, family-owned for more than 130 years and known as Hans Huber AG from 2003 to 2009 and as HUBER SE since 2009. Owing to the impulses he has constantly given we can be proud on the machines and plants for water treatment we develop, manufacture and sell today. Thanks to his great commitment the HUBER Group has positioned itself as a solution supplier in the field of water treatment, wastewater treatment and sludge treatment. Due to his efforts the company has further developed into a globally active corporation in the course of the past decades.
Beside his entrepreneurial activity Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hans G. Huber has held numerous honorary posts and has been an active member of a number of national and international organisations. He has received a number of awards which he has always understood also as acknowledgement for the whole company and every single employee. Among the awards he received are the German Environmental Award, the Environmental Medal of the State of Bavaria, the Federal Cross of Merit with Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Bavarian Order of Merit. Furthermore, he has been the spokesman of the Bavarian Environmental Technology Cluster right from the beginning in 2006 when the cluster organisation was founded and recently appointed honorary spokesman. In October 2007, Dr. Huber was awarded the honorary doctorate by the Technical University of Munich due to his outstanding achievements in the field of technical environmental protection. In 2006, he further initiated the foundation of the Huber-Technology-Foundation with the goal to increase the public awareness for the element water and symbolise the idea of sustainability.
With great sadness we mourn his passing. His personality and lifetime achievements will always have a place of honour in our company and its history and build the basis for all our future work.
The Board of Directors and Works Council of HUBER SE
on behalf of the whole HUBER Group