The award „Family Entrepreneur of the Year 2019“ was given to Werner Hartmann, who is leading the family-owned enterprise Hartmann Valves together with his brothers Christian and Martin Hartmann as the third generation. The association „The Family Entrepreneurs“ of Hanover region thereby recognizes the managing directors for their outstanding entrepreneurship and employee-orientated leadership.
At the award ceremony this film portrait of Werner Hartmann was shown:
The global competiveness of the specialist supplier of ball valves and wellheads is ensured through high innovative capacity and expansion in new sectors such as renewables. Thus, also in hard times as during the oil crisis, Hartmann was able to keep the whole staff and has continuously been on course for expansion. In 2018, Hartmann Valves achieved a record turnover and invested considerably in modernizing the production as well as in additional personnel. „Our employees are our most important resource and the crucial factor for our success“, understands Werner Hartmann. „Therefore I am glad to accept this award not only in the name of my brothers and the whole family, but first of all as a reward and motivation for our great team.“
Picture: Andreas Pralle (2.l.), president of „The Family Entrepreneurs“ of Hanover region hands the award to Werner Hartmann (2.r.), who is glad to accept it together with his brothers Christian (l.) and Martin (r.).