Lubricant company LIQUI MOLY’s workforce has been hit hard by the sudden death of Dr. Peter Szarafinski, Head of Media Relations International.
Shortly before Christmas, the news of the sudden death of Dr. Peter Szarafinski, 47, long-time Head of Media Relations International, shocked employees at LIQUI MOLY.
“The terrible news reached us just before Christmas Eve. Unfathomable — the great loss of a valued and extremely popular colleague,” said Managing Director Günter Hiermaier.
At the beginning of 2010, the trained journalist took up the newly created position of Head of Media Relations International at LIQUI MOLY headquarters in Ulm.
“During the past 13 years, Dr. Peter Szarafinski had greatly developed and advanced the public relations work in our foreign markets,” said Günter Hiermaier. “With his knowledge, dedication and high work ethic, he has played a decisive role in the positive impact of our company.
“His sudden death is also such a huge loss because he was such a likable and popular colleague. Our thoughts are with his family and partner.”
“This is terrible news. I very much enjoyed my dealings with Peter. He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and always gave me an honest response to my inquiries,” said CHAT Media founder Andrew Ross.
“Our publications and readers in Canada have benefited from his work, to get input from LIQUI MOLY’s experts for many articles over the years.
“Of course none of this approaches the loss to family, friends and colleagues. I send out my sincere condolences on behalf of everyone here at CHAT Integrated Media.
“He will be missed.”
After graduating from high school in Füssen, Peter Szarafinski did an internship at Allgäuer Zeitung and worked there as an editor before deciding to study journalism and history at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. He then took up a position in Corporate Communications at the Beiersdorf Group.
Parallel to his work at LIQUI MOLY, he completed his doctorate with the historical research book “Rüstung und politisches System” (Armaments and Political System).
In addition to his interest in history, he was also an enthusiastic sailing and paragliding pilot. In 2016, he flew from the Allgäu region to the North Cape of Norway and back again with a friend from the Füssen air sports club.
Günter Hiermaier: “Our thoughts are with his family and partner.”