The funeral takes place at 2pm in the Church Oberkirch, Frauenfeld Switzerland
Our relationship started 35 years ago. 1981 Hans and I concluded our cooperation with a handshake in NYC.
As a mechanical engineer Hans was very interested in our Blasocut and he agreed in starting our US-venture from scratch. I had a very good feeling about our mutual future in America and I was convinced Hans was the right person to start the business. Before a drum of Blasocut was sold, he literally had to furnish our first office in White Plains, buy the first pencil, hire a secretary, salesmen and instruct his new crew.
Hans was very capable in contacting potential customers and the way he instructed the new sales crew about the merits of our coolants was very convincing. As a result Blaser Swisslube USA was successful and grew rapidly. Already in 1985 we started to build our production plant in Goshen. During his time as president, Hans expanded the market presence all over USA. What a wonderful achievement! I was highly impressed by Hans’s way of leading his crew, and I always appreciated his continuous support for the other markets. His absolute commitment and his straightforward comments were exemplary. Everybody loved Hans for his support and loyalty towards his employees, his colleagues, his boss, and of course his customers.
After Hans’s retirement, we always enjoyed to see him at the Christmas party, which he usually attended.
Last Christmas Hans was in Switzerland. Even though he loved to live in America he planed to sell his house in Ossining and move closer to his family.
Unfortunately his last plan did not come true. Hans has passed away in his beloved America.
His nephew Thomas flew in from Jakarta and made all the arrangements to bring him back to Switzerland.
Tuesday, February 23rd Hans Schneider will be buried next to his beloved wife Helen at the Cemetery of Frauenfeld in Switzerland.
Hans, we missed you at the Christmas Party. All of us, who had the pleasure to know you, will always remember you in kindness.