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Marketing Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Erema mourns the passing of company cofounder Georg Wendelin

The Erema Group mourns the passing of Georg Wendelin, company cofounder, former Managing Partner and long-time Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Erema Group, who died at the age of 84.

 

In 1983, at a time when plastics recycling was hardly an issue, Georg Wendelin, together with Helmut Bacher and Helmuth Schulz, laid the corner stone for the group of companies that today is the world market leader by founding the company and building the first Erema plastics recycling machine. With his pioneering spirit, his business acumen and his respectful and appreciative management style, Georg Wendelin actively shaped the success of the company, attentively and proudly keeping track of how plastics recycling went from being a niche to a trend and how the Erema Group became the driving force behind the circular economy. In 2019, he was awarded the Golden Decoration of the Republic of Austria in recognition of his work.

 

"We will greatly miss Georg Wendelin as a personality who was closely associated with us for all these years. Because of his humanity, he was a highly respected figure of leadership on all sides," said Manfred Hackl, CEO of Erema Group and himself a long-time companion of Wendelin's.