As Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Werner Müller played a decisive role in shaping the fortunes of the Group over many years. He played a decisive role in the successful shaping of economic change in the mining regions in North Rhine-Westphalia and in the Saarland. It was only through his work that the socially acceptable withdrawal from coal mining in Germany became possible. The foundation model he set up enabled the separation of the black and white divisions of RAG, from which the globally operating specialty chemicals company Evonik as well as today’s RAG emerged.
We mourn the loss of a remarkable person, whose outstanding reputation extended far beyond the borders of the region and who made a significant contribution to industrial history. We will always honor his memory.
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his wife and family.
Supervisory Board, Executive Board, employee representatives and employees of Evonik Industries AG.