With deep sadness, we share the passing of Peter Koppert. Our beloved founder passed away on June 20 after a brief illness at the age of 73. Until just a few weeks before his death, Peter remained closely involved with Koppert through his role as a member of the Advisory Board.
With Peter's passing, we lose our dedicated founder, a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, and brother. His death leaves a deep void in our hearts.
Peter fulfilled an unforgettable role in the history of Koppert. He got involved in his father's cucumber business at a young age. Together, they started the search for alternatives to chemical pest control and found a natural solution. With great enthusiasm, Peter, along with his wife Diny, implemented biological pest control in their cucumber crop and in greenhouses of growers nearby. Soon after his father became ill, Peter took over the business and focused entirely on the production and sales of natural solutions. Following his father's passing, Peter, along with his brother Paul, and their cousin Henri, carried on the business. Under their leadership, our company grew into the pioneering global market leader it is today.
With his determination, his vision, and his unwavering passion, Peter left an unforgettable impression. Not only on our company, but also on many of us as individuals. His legacy will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him and worked with him.
We will remember Peter as a visionary and a warm personality. Peter showed that a company is also about interpersonal connections and about making a positive impact on the world. He managed to integrate this warmth into the DNA of our company, something that our employees continue to appreciate and cherish. His vision and passion have shaped Koppert and will remain a source of inspiration for all of us.
On behalf of all the employees of Koppert, we offer our sincere condolences to Diny, Peter's family and his loved ones. May they find strength and support in the beautiful memories they have of him.
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