Günter Fronius

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Günter Fronius (11 November 1907 – 21 July 2015) was an Austrian entrepreneur and the founder of Fronius International GmbH.[1] He was born in Hermannstadt, Austria-Hungary (now Sibiu, Romania), and obtained his engineering degree from Breslau University of Technology in 1945.[2]

A Transylvanian Saxon, Fronius holds the honorific professional title of Kommerzialrat for "long-standing Merit to the Republic of Austria".[2] In 2007 he was presented with the Julius Raab Medal, the highest Austrian award for economics, by Dr. Josef Pühringer, Governor of Upper Austria, on the occasion of his 100th birthday.[2]

Günter Fronius died in 2015, aged 107.[3]


  1. ^ Fronius International: History, fronius.com; accessed 23 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Profile, siebenbuerger.de; accessed 23 July 2017. (in German)
  3. ^ Günter Fronius' obituary, derstandard.at; accessed 23 July 2017.(in German)