GUY JOZEF DAUWE JUNE 1, 1968 – JULY 25, 2019
On July 25, 2019, we had to announce with big sadness the death of Guy Dauwe, our dynamic and much liked managing director of Amer-Sil. He died of cancer in a Luxembourg hospital with only 51 years.
Till today he is deeply missed at many levels. His approach to everyone could probably be called paternalist, he was keen to get the best out of people for their benefit as much as for the company. He was a great guy to work with.
Intellectually he was brilliant, he stood head and shoulders above the rest. He was a very high-level person — a man full of ideas. And good ideas too.
Guy joined Amer-Sil in April 2005 as an executive vice president in charge of sales and marketing. He was the managing director at Amer-Sil since July 2006. One of his early initiatives was to move the firm into lean management and continue investment in R&D. In 2009 Guy spearheaded the setting up of a manufacturing plant in Shanghai. In December 2014, he led the successful management buyout of Amer-Sil from the US parent The Moore Company.
At the time of his death Guy, as a true entrepreneur and long-term oriented individual, was preparing to set up a new company to further develop the business.
Guy will forever stay in the heart of Amer-Sil and we look back with gratitude on all achievements he accomplished during his time in the company.