Celebrating 45 years of service: Dietmar Harting, the grandfather of entrepreneurship
Published: 4 July 2012 - Michelle Winny
Those with the determination to strive for more are the very fabric of evolution and this drive eclipsed by raw talent has been the bedrock of many industries especially the electronics sector.
It is not until a milestone is reached that the time comes to stop and reflect and realise the accomplishments of a well trodden journey.
Entrepreneur Dietmar Harting, President and Partner of Harting Technology Group is currently holding a toast to celebrate 45 years of service in the industry. Dietmar Harting reflects: 'An entrepreneur must always be restless.'
Perhaps it is a combination of determination for results, and good old fashioned hard work and commitment, with the right instincts for new technologies that has delivered the Harting Technology Group to its current worldwide market position in electrical and electronic connection technology.
Over the past 45 years, Dietmar Harting now 72-year old has headed the family business founded by his parents in 1945.
In 1973 Dietmar Harting took up the position of Managing Partner at Harting Elektronik GmbH, and since 1996 the father of two and grandfather of six has been active as President and Partner of the Harting Technology Group. In the same year, the company's vision was formulated, which states, among others, 'We want to shape the future with technologies for people.'
This has shaped the determination of Dietmar Harting as an entrepreneur headed by visionary ideas for new products and technologies and a consistently sharp look to the future.
The company is currently generating sales of EUR 481 million and employs a workforce of some 3,400 members of staff in 36 countries and ranks among the top global players in interconnection technology.
Harting Technology Group