Hermann Butting, born in 1964, has been married to Heike since 1989 and has three children. He has been the responsible Managing Partner of the BUTTING Group since 2000.
As sole partner, he is the seventh generation to lead the family business. "A family achievement to preserve the flexibility and vigour of the company. My mother and my siblings gave up their compulsory portion for me and my cousins sold me their minority share. So capital and responsibility are in the same hands," explains Hermann Butting.
Born in Knesebeck, the technologically savvy graduate in business administration took an additional course as a trained welding engineer, after gaining professional experience in other companies. Hermann Butting's opinion is that solid specialist skills, but also embodying values in real life, and one's character are crucial for lasting success in a leadership post, and for good cooperation.
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Hermann Butting publishes book
No, this is neither about the BUTTING book nor the BUTTING Clad Book. Under the title "Pipeline zum Leben: Ein Unternehmer entdeckt die Bergpredigt" [Pipeline to Life: An Entrepreneur Discovers the Sermon on the Mount], Hermann Butting, President and Sole partner of BUTTING, has published his first personal book, which was published in German on 1 January 2020 by Fontis Verlag.
"How strong is the self-confidence of us Germans or of citizens of other states in the western world, which is seen as a place of refuge by many people these days? Are we clear about our identity? Are we self-confident about the values and culture that we wish to live by in our country?"