The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AS “Valmieras stikla šķiedra” has passed away 


On 4 February 2020, Heinz Jürgen Preiss-Daimler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the glass fibre manufacturing company AS "Valmieras stikla šķiedra" and founder of the German "P-D" Group passed away at the age of 80.


As a shareholder since 1996, Preiss-Daimler was an integral part of "Valmieras stikla šķiedra" for over two decades, facilitating the company’s development and manufacturing in Valmiera.

Heinz Jürgen Preiss-Daimler’s courage, faith and vision enabled AS “Valmieras stikla šķiedra” to exist, develop and become a globally competitive company. His work made it possible for the region’s inhabitants to keep their jobs, thus contributing not only to the industrial growth of Valmiera and the surrounding region, but to the whole of Latvia.

In 2001, Heinz Jürgen Preiss-Daimler was awarded the title of an Honorary citizen of the city of Valmiera. We express our deepest condolences to the Mr. Preiss-Daimler’s family and business partners at this sad time.

Yours sincerely,
on behalf of Valmiera City Council,
Council Chairman,
Jānis Baiks