ONLY eight weeks after the passing of their long-term CEO Werner Doppstadt, the employees of the Doppstadt Group mourn the loss of Hedwig Doppstadt.
The company co-founder and Werner Doppstadt’s wife died on June 15, 2021 at the age of 83 years. She is survived by her son Ferdinand and his family.
Together with her husband and his brother, Hedwig Doppstadt founded the family enterprise in 1965. Thanks to her cool head and her keen sense of the company’s economic development, she was a driving force behind the success of Doppstadt.
Today the group of enterprises with around 700 employees is one of the global leaders in the industry in the field of recycling, environmental technology and resource recovery.
A spokesperson for Doppstadt said: “From the very beginning, the staff was like a family to Hedwig Doppstadt because she understood that the well-being of the company could only be achieved with a committed team. As a trusted person she always lent an ear to her employees and supported them both in job-related and in personal and family matters. With her respectful attitude she created a strong team spirit among the staff so that the employees could feel comfortable and develop.
“Hedwig Doppstadt was always valued as a clever and warm-hearted businesswoman by her employees, but also by business partners, customers and suppliers. Held in high esteem, she leaves behind a staff who have backed her all the way for many decades living her values and thoughts to this day.”