Our family and Dentaurum mourn the death of Axel Winkelstroeter, who passed away on the 21st October 2022 at the age of 54, after a long, arduous battle against cancer, which he endured with much patience.
Associated with the family business since childhood, he joined management in 1994 after his apprenticeship years in the dental industry across the world.
Axel Winkelstroeter fulfilled his duties as shareholder and managing director of Dentaurum with great enthusiasm and loved the company, the employees and our customers and partners worldwide. He was passionate about human encounters in sales and distribution and he enjoyed travelling to trade fairs and to our customers and partners all over the world. With many of them he maintained and enjoyed a long-lasting, friendly relationship.
Together we have prepared and secured the future of our company. Excellent products, progressive research and development on the one hand and job security as well as the well-being of our employees and their families on the other hand, were always close to his heart. To this end, we have implemented far-reaching organisational changes in the company. This ensures the continued existence of the oldest dental company in the world and prepares it for the next generation.
We were aware that this day would come. However, it came as a surprise to our family and we are all shocked and saddened.
We will always remember him as a caring husband and father, a dutiful entrepreneur and a good friend.
On behalf of the whole Winkelstroeter and Pace family
Mark Stephen Pace