Frankfurt, Germany -- The FSK, the German association for foamed plastics, has given its prestigious Gold Medal to Lutz Ohmstede from Bad Zwischenahnfor his services to the industry.
“His successful career is exemplary and ran in parallel with the success of our polyurethanes industry,” said FSC chairman Albrecht Manderscheid, in a speech honouring Ohmstede's nearly 40-year career.
He served an apprenticeship in a chemical laboratory in Ludwigshafen and later began work on the then little-known material polyurethane.
An impressive career in the polyurethane industry followed, developing the PU systems house BÜFA, where Ohmstede was most recently managing director.
Ohmstede and his team developed over the years polyurethane systems for all industries, such as furniture, construction, automotive, and for countless technical applications.
Dr Alexander Strietholt, chairman of the polyurethanes section in the FSK, thanked Ohmstede, his predecessor as spokesman for the section, for his long-standing work within the association. Not only was Ohmstede a contributor in his professional work, he also built up strong industrial contact networks with numerous industries and within the plastics sector.
Mayor Schilling congratulated Lutz's local community in Bad Zwischenahn for having such a successful entrepreneur and well known citizens in the polyurethane industry in its midst.
Communities depend, according to Dr Schilling, on professionally successful and active citizens and enterprises, which have brought Germany success, despite the current tough economic situation.