Dietmar Harting

After joining the company in 1967, Dietmar Harting was initially engaged in the commercial area. Today he is President, Chairman of the Board and personally liable partner and is also active in numerous organizations and associations. In acknowledgement of his achievements, Dietmar Harting was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class.

Active participation

Active participation in a multitude of organizations and associations gives HARTING the opportunity to bring decisive influence to bear.

Dietmar Harting is

  • Honorary President of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI)
  • Honorary Member of the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE)
  • Honorary Chairman of the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE (DKE)
  • Honored with the Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande), 1998
  • Honored with the Order of Merit, First Class, of Lower Saxony (Niedersächsisches Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse), 2004
  • Honored with the trade fair´s honorary medal in gold by Deutsche Messe AG, 2008
  • Honored with the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class / Officer's Cross (Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse), 2009
  • Ring of Honor awarded by the German Institute for Standardization (DIN)
  • Honorary citizen of the municipality of Espelkamp, 2009
  • Honorary doctorate from the Leibniz University Hanover, 2010
  • Gold pin awarded by the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE (DKE), 2010
  • Honored with the Erich-Gutenberg Award, 2013
  • Chairman of the Board, 1996
  • Honorary chairperson of the Exhibitor Advisory Board of the Hannover Messe
  • Cluster Board member of the “it’s OWL” leading-edge cluster