Siegfried Neuberger, MD of ZIV, passes away

German two-wheeler industry organisation ZIV has announced that its managing director Siegfried Neuberger has passed away.

Neuberger spent 25 years with the industry association “decisively shaping” the bicycle industry in Germany through his work.

ZIV today issued a statement on Neuberger’s passing that reads:

With great sadness and dismay we announce that our longstanding managing director Siegfried Neuberger suddenly died on June 13, 2020. His unexpected death leaves us stunned.

Siegfried Neuberger has been serving the ZIV for 25 years and has led the association with full commitment for many years. With untiring energy he has devoted himself to the association and its employees until the very end.

Siegfried Neuberger has decisively shaped the bicycle industry. His name stands for foresight and expertise that has advanced the industry in both good and bad times. The traces of his tireless work and his work, which has always been characterized by passion and great commitment, will always be remembered.

Siegfried was not only a great role model with a high level of expertise and specialist knowledge, he was also very close to us personally and always had an open ear for the concerns of his employees. It leaves a big gap in our hearts and in the association.

We lose a wonderful person and friend, the office a great boss. We will miss his openness, loyalty and humor. We will miss you, Siegfried.

Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife Sabine, his two sons and their relatives.

ZIV (Zweirad-Industrie-Verband) tracks and traces the market’s movements through data collection, as well as lobbying Government on behalf of the bicycle industry. Furthermore, ZIV assists in the creation of technological and legal frameworks for the industry across all kinds of bicycle and electric bike components.

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