Karl Hehl passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 24, 2010 at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife Julie, their daughter Renate Keinath and his brother Eugen, with whom he helped lead Arburg, a company founded by their father, to become one of the world's leading manufacturers of injection molding machinery. The family-run company is in the third generation, with Keinath and her cousins Juliane and Michael Hehl responsible for it.
Even after retiring from active company management, Karl Hehl remained a senior partner at the company and in fact quite active; visitors were never surprised to see him and his brother in the firm's headquarters in Lossburg, Germany, where it manufactures all of its machines. Until recently he played an active role as an advisory partner, making a significant contribution to the family-run company....