Retirement after 34 years
"A legend leaves the premises" - this was the slogan under which the sales staff said goodbye to Erwin Franzen after 34 years of working life at Holtec at the end of August. Erwin Franzen had been working for the sales department all over the world since he joined the company in 1988. Benelux, Spain, Portugal, South Africa - wherever wood was sawn, Mr Franzen looked after his customers. Only a few days before his retirement, he was able to place a large order with a customer in Belgium. There is no better way to start the new chapter in life – the retirement. His calmness and humanity, his trade fair appearances and his commitment to colleagues and clients, his love of travel and his "savoir vivre" are legendary. He said goodbye to the entire staff with a small party. A day accompanied by a lot of beautiful, emotional moments, marked by old stories and funny anecdotes and view to the future. His successor is Mr Marco Heyen, who has also been with the company since 2009.