It is my sad task to inform you that our long-term CEO and owner, Konrad Methfessel, passed away last Friday. He had been suffering from a serious illness that had forced him to use a wheelchair in recent years. Not only did he accept his situation, but also launched an initiative to attend to the needs of other wheelchair users, and with a particular focus on children.

Konrad Methfessel † 14.12.2018

Konrad Methfessel decisively shaped and led our company from 1982 to 2010, and I am honoured to have served alongside him; we would not be where we are today without his incredible efforts. He handed the management of the company over to me in 2010 to enjoy life and do other things. Unfortunately, he was not granted very much time, but still found the strength to work for and help other people.

The name of Konrad Methfessel will remain forever associated with CITO, and I will personally mourn a friend and companion of long standing. My thoughts and the thoughts of all employees of CITO are today with his wife Maria and his son Christopher and his whole family.

17th December 2018 – Jürgen Mariën