Source: Leki

Waltraud Lenhart

After the tragic plane accident in 2012, in which Klaus Lenhart lost his life, the German pole specialist Leki has now been hit by another tragedy. After a short and serious illness, Waltraud Lenhart, managing partner of Leki, has died unexpectedly at the age of 64. 

Lenhart had taken over responsibility for her late husband’s life’s work after the accident. Since then, she had led the company with vision and successfully developed it internationally. Together with her team of now 350 employees worldwide, she built up future-oriented corporate structures.

With Friederike and Markus Lenhart, the company is now being passed on to the third generation of the owner family. In the future, the company will be run by the two managing directors, Martin Rominger and Matthias Hatt. “With Waltraud Lenhart, we are losing a person who has shaped Leki and the outdoor industry with her social and empathetic nature. We will do everything we can to continue her life’s work in her spirit,” said Hatt.

The Outdoor Industry Compass would like to express its deepest condolences to the family and the entire company team.