Hans Peter Stihl
Hans Peter Stihl (born 18 April 1932 in Stuttgart) is a German industrialist who was head of Stihl from 1973 to 2002. He remained a board member until 2012. In 2006, he became Consul-General of Singapore. He is a member of the Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand.
Stihl is honorary citizen of several German and Brazilian cities and has received numerous prizes, including the Grand Merit Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria, the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, the Hanns Martin Schleyer Prize and the Social Market Economy Prize of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
The Hans Peter Stihl Prize was instituted in 1999 and named in his honour.
- Aufstellung aller durch den Bundespräsidenten verliehenen Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich ab 1952 (PDF; 6,9 MB)
- http://www.stihl.de/unternehmen/presse/tagespresse/687.htm[permanent dead link]