In memoriam

Detlef Thomas 1956 - 2018

The MONTI family is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing away of our Co-Founder and Director Detlef Thomas. Detlef died of natural causes at his home in Dattenberg, Germany last week. He was 62 years old.

Detlef was with MONTI from its earliest beginnings and was one of the primary architects of its success. For more than 30 years he led the company’s global expansion and growth in the automobile and industrial surface preparation industries.

Detlef was a remarkably authentic, larger-than-life personality who brought his creativity, energy and inexhaustible drive to the power tool industry. He will be deeply missed by his colleagues, friends and the legions of MONTI partners and fans around the world that he touched.

Detlef is survived by his wife Zoe. His family asks for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time.