Haribo chief Hans Riegel passes away

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Hans Riegel dies aged 90
Hans Riegel dies aged 90
The former long-term CEO of German sugar confectioner Haribo has died aged 90.

Hans Riegel served as head of the company from 1946 until the summer of this year when he was taken ill and marketing director Felix Theato was named as interim CEO in August.

Hans Riegel was the eldest son of Haribo founder Hans Riegel senior, inventor of the gummi bear.

Riegel junior took up the reigns of the company in 1946 upon his release from a POW camp after his father passed away in 1945.

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Posted by Eternal Contact,

Mr. Riegel, you introduced this delicious, colorful, fun snack to the rest of the world. Thanks to you and your brother, many children and adults around the globe love these little gelatin sweets. Thank you for making the world a better place. RIP: http://www.eternal-contact.com/hans-riegel/

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