On the occasion of the 61st birthday of the company’s founder, Rüdiger Dietz, a festive staff meeting took place on 18.07.2014 in his memory. Rüdiger Dietz, who unexpectedly passed away in February 2014, founded the company in the summer of 1992 (see History). In an emotional speech, his son and successor, Simon Dietz, commemorated the founder and unveiled a photo of his father and a memorial stone in the foyer.

In recent years Rüdiger Dietz lived in Sao Tomé e Prinzipe, a group of islands in the Gulf of Guinea, where he was responsible for charitable projects. He was also buried there.