Stahl, Waalwijk, Holland, recently announced the death of Willi Vaskovich, former president and chief executive officer, who passed away at age 70.

Vaskovich originally joined Stahl in Austria, his home country, in 1965. He then moved to Waalwijk in 1969 as R&D manager and became operations manager of Stahl Holland a few years later. Vaskovich was later appointed general manager of Stahl Europe, and in 1991 became general manager of Stahl’s worldwide business.

Vaskovich retired December 31, 2003, but continued as a member on the Board of Stahl Holdings until mid 2006.