1966 - 2019
With deepest regrets we have to inform you today that our long-term Managing Director, Mr. Wolfgang Wiese, passed away suddenly and completely unexpected on 30. December 2019.
With Wolfgang Wiese we have lost an exceedingly competent Managing Director and a highly valued colleague who decisively shaped the JAEGER Group for more than two decades.
Having graduated his Electrical Engineering studies, Wolfgang Wiese started his career at ERICH JAEGER in 1991 in the Development Department. In 1995, he took over the position as Project-Manager, and in 1999, he was promoted to Manager of the Department Components and Systems. In all of these positions, he applied his extraordinary know-how and experience to crucially influence the company’s product design and generated vital improvements. Within the first 16 years of his career, Wolfgang Wiese filed almost 20 patents.
In 2007, Wolfgang Wiese was appointed Managing Director of the JAEGER Group. In this role, he was an important constant in troubled times within the JAEGER Group for over 13 years and decisively shaped the strategy, set new strategic direction, entered new markets and segments and thus secured the sustainability of the company group. Wolfgang Wiese always faced challenges with a strong focus on the solution, with business acumen and with passion for ERICH JAEGER.
Wolfgang Wiese was also active outside of the JAEGER Group. Within the AdCapital AG – Holding Company to the Erich Jaeger GmbH + Co. KG – he acted as Managing Director for different associate companies. Moreover, he participated in many expert committees e.g. VDA and AEF in which he was a sought-after dialog partner.
With Wolfgang Wiese, we have lost a committed executive manager, who always had an open ear for his employees and colleagues.
We will always keep him in fond memory.