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Margrit Harting, entrepreneur, promoter and sponsor celebrates her 70th birthday

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article image Margrit Harting celebrated her 70th birthday on February 3, 2015

Margrit Harting, a strong willed and passionate entrepreneur with charm and esprit, and creative head of the globally active technology group, Harting , celebrated her 70th birthday on February 3, 2015.

Following in the footsteps of her father, who ran a private commercial school in Herford and Rahden, she pursued an educational career, training as a qualified teacher of business studies. This education would later provide her with an essential foundation for her activities in the company.

Margrit Harting married Dietmar Harting in 1971. Harting, which was founded in 1945, was managed by Marie Harting together with her son Dietmar, after the death of her husband. When Marie Harting fell seriously ill in 1987, Dietmar Harting brought his wife, Margrit on board as a managing director of the company, which at the time had a workforce of just under 1,200 employees and generated sales of almost 150 million DM. Since 1996, Margrit Harting has been active as general partner with son Philip Harting and daughter Maresa Harting-Hertz also active as personally liable partners since end-2013.

After joining the company, Margrit Harting established her mark in all areas of the company from the architecture (she was the driving force behind the significant Botta building in Minden), on to trade fair presentations, publicity, quality assurance, all the way to the company's own, state-of-the-art ‘New Training Center HARTING’ (NAZHA) that is setting top standards in the qualification of junior professionals.

The Harting couple has jointly managed the innovative and dynamically growing technology group for a good quarter of a century. Margrit Harting has passionately implemented and financially enabled the modernisation of the Neues Theater together with her husband at Espelkamp, the company's headquarters, and has also led initiatives at the Rahden and Minden locations, as well as the whole of the East-Westphalia-Lippe region (OWL).

As Chairwoman of many years’ standing of the Philharmonische Gesellschaft Ostwestfalen-Lippe, the Interessengemeinschaft Standortförderung Kreis Minden-Lübbecke (business promotion association for the Minden-Lippe district) and the Volksbildungswerkes Espelkamp (Adult Education Agency of Espelkamp where she is honorary Chairwoman), Margrit Harting gives important and sustained impulses for the development of the region.

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