LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Arthur Handtmann, president of the Handtmann Group Advisory Board, died on April 14 in Biberach, Germany at the age of 91. He was the third-generation leader of the Handtmann Group and transformed it from a regional foundry in Germany into an international group of companies with five global divisions and 3,600 employees.

Arthur Handtmann, president, Handtmann Group Advisory Board

Thomas Handtmann, Arthur Handtmann’s son and fourth-generation president of the Handtmann Holding and Management Group, informed employees of his father’s passing.

“Let us all continue in the footsteps of Arthur Handtmann and continue his life’s work just the way he would have wanted it,” Thomas Handtmann said. 

Handtmann’s drive for innovation and powerful business ethics based on family values garnered him much respect from employees and others who worked with him. Services will be held in Biberach, Germany.