Faber-Castell has announced that Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, the eight-generation family entrepreneur died after his severe illness on Thursday, 21st of January surrounded by his family in Houston, USA. He lived to the age of 74.
Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell leaves his wife Mary and four grown up children.
“Under his leadership that lasted almost 40 years the global company Faber-Castell has advanced to an international premium brand as well as one of the leading producers of cosmetic pencils. Until the very end his work and his passion were directed towards his family, the company and his employees. The management and staff mourn a model businessman, whom we both admired as an extraordinary entrepreneur and a farsighted personality, and who above all was a role model as a fellow human being to us,” said the company.