SPANGLER – The Plus of Change.
Since the foundation of Spangler in the year 1981 Helmut Graspointner has been part of the company and has managed Spangler for many years as managing director. At the end of 2019 he entered his well-deserved retirement as managing director.
A man of the very beginning
At the beginning he helped in the afternoons in the manufacturing of Spangler. Over the years his field of competence increased until he took over the manufacturing department as authorised representative. He stood out for his spirit of innovation. Hannelore Spangler-Schäfer honoured him with these words: „Helmut Graspointner always had the intuition for important trends and innovations and consistently focused on use for customers and efficiency, without losing sight of the employees.“
The company is in good hands
At the end of last year the time as managing director at Spangler ended. “I will leave with mixed feelings,“ Graspointner said. “I have always liked to work at Spangler, but one day the time has come to step back and pass on responsibility to the younger generation. We have an outstanding staff and a well-prepared management is at the start in order to lead a stable enterprise into the future.“
Honours at the end of the professional life
Before Helmut Graspointner entered his retirement he received some honours. During a secretly organised celebration he was awarded with the Roritzer Medal by the Chamber of Skilled Craft of Lower Bavaria and Upper Palatinate for his lifetime achievement. Martina Glas and Hubert Rackl as long-term employees, representative for all employees, presented him some special gifts, among them a Jura flagstone with the painted company premises.
Start of the time of retirement
The new retiree certainly will not be inactive in future. Besides more time for his main hobbies hunting and beekeeping he plans to travel to foreign countries. In the present and near future Helmut Graspointner is still involved in the new construction of Building 3 until its completion. In other words, entering retirement age does not mean inactivity