With some news, time can sometimes stand still: Today we learn that the founder and CEO of konzept-ix, Holger Schmidt, has died at the age of 51.
“I got to know Holger almost 20 years ago – and as is the case with people from Münsterland, he was at first a bit reserved. In the course of various researches and even projects, we got to know each other better. Yet what always fascinated me about Holger was that he always gave a “straight answer”. That may have been uncomfortable at times – but clear and to the point. Together with his business partner, Heiko Günzel, he has built up and expanded Konzept-ix in recent years. I liked his team spirit and drive and his energy – and even though we hardly had any contact in recent years, he remains in my vivid and joyful memory. Our industry needs people like him, who believe passionately in what they are developing, in order to reach new horizons – only then can we develop together.”
Even if words are of little help in this time of grief, the entire beyond-print.de team would like to express our sympathy and condolences to the family. The industry has lost a comrade-in-arms for the future of print and a true accomplice in the cause – we hope that his family and his team will have the strength to survive the time of mourning, so that they will soon be able to remember him in the best memory.