Ralph Ridder, Managing Director of Badische Stahlwerke GmbH, located in Kehl Germany, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the age of 54.

He was a remarkable man who acquired a great reputation during his career of more than 25 years with the Badische Group. His human and professional abilities had a forming and developing influence on the group which will be missed by all.

Mr Ridder’s managing philosophy within the Badische Group which achieved many records in production for an EAF mill will be retained into the future.