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Mourning for Günter Schwank

For more than thirteen years Günter Schwank supported the BKV as a member of the advisory board in his own special way.

Many in the industry are very saddened by the death of Günter Schwank. Anyone who has experienced him knows of his inspiring and at the same time balancing nature, which was characterised by a deep humanity. The obituaries already published bear witness to this. The BKV also owes a lot to him, especially at a time of upheaval. Günter Schwank was active from 21.05.2003 to 11.05.2016 as a representative of the GKV in the board of the BKV.

Schwank had been worked in the German plastics processing industry since 1970, most recently as managing partner of Georg Utz GmbH for more than 29 years. He was also involved in numerous committees on an honorary basis for the interests of the economy. He was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class and the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon for his outstanding honorary commitment.
Günter Schwank died on August 14, 2019, at the age of 88, after, as he probably saw it himself, a fulfilled life.

More information: You can read a very personal obituary (in German) at


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