Hans-Karl Sternberg, long-time Managing Director of the Caravaning Industrie Verband (CIVD), passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, 25 September 2016, at the age of 63 years.
We have lost an outstanding person who successfully managed the affairs of the association for several decades, and who was very effective in representing the interests of the entire caravanning industry.
Those who knew him held him in high esteem particularly on account of his dynamic personality, creativity and strength of purpose. His tireless commitment to the needs of the caravanning industry was also characterised by his extensive expertise and persistence. These traits, together with his kindness and sense of humour, made him a very special and universally respected personality.
Hans-Karl Sternberg played a key role in the development of the CIVD. The closeness of the entire industry, which is a historic strength of the association, is largely due to his efforts, as are the considerable successes and achievements of the CIVD during the last few decades.
We would like to wish his family much strength and also time for remembrance in the coming days - also in the name of our entire Executive Board and CIVD staff.
We will always honour his memory, not only as the Managing Director of our association, but also as a very special personality.
Hermann Pfaff Dr. Holger Siebert
President (CIVD) Vice President (CIVD)