News | April 28, 2014

KROHNE Owner And Former Managing Director Kristian Rademacher-Dubbick Passed Away April 7th At The Age Of 92

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KROHNE, Inc., a global technology leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of accurate, reliable and cost effective measuring instruments for the process industries, announces with deep sadness the death of Kristian Rademacher-Dubbick, former managing director and owner of KROHNE, who passed away at the age of 92.

Mr. Rademacher-Dubbick, grandson of founder Ludwig Krohne, took over the company in 1949, leading the company’s growth and developing innovations that helped it survive the ups and downs of the post-war economy. He developed four key concepts that have continued to guide KROHNE as it rose into the ranks of the leading measuring instrument producers: preservation of the company’s independence, continual growth of its measurement program, loyalty to its customers, and extension of its activities beyond Germany’s borders. KROHNE was one of the first measuring instrument companies to be present on all continents, and was only the second German company after Volkswagen to establish a joint venture company in Shanghai in 1986.

Aside from his achievements in expanding the company’s global presence, Mr. Rademacher-Dubbickalso had immense influence on the development of the company. He insisted on developing a ceramic measuring tube for electromagnetic flow meters as well as straight tube Coriolis mass flow meters even though the industry thought that it would be technically impossible. To convince his employees, he tested prototypes of ceramic measuring tubes in his kitchen at home by throwing frozen tubes into boiling water to test their ability to withstand the type of temperature shock they would encounter in food and beverage industry steam-cleaning applications.

“Mr. Rademacher-Dubbick Kristian will be missed greatly by all members of his personal family and the entire KROHNE family,” said Stephan Neuburger, managing director, of the KROHNE Group. “Since handing over management responsibilities in 1979, he has continued to actively follow the outstanding development of his company in recent years, and was known for warmly engaging with employees at company events.”

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