Alfons von Bronk, former Member of the Executive Board of Bergbau AG Lower Rhine, died on 2nd December 2020 at the age of 91 (Figure 1). “We have lost an exceptional person, to whom we owe a great deal. We will cherish his memory”, said Peter Schrimpf, CEO of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany.
Von Bronk dedicated his entire career to coal mining. After posts in the underground operation of the König Ludwig 1/2 mine and as department manager for personnel/workers’ rights, in 1968 he became Manager of Human Resources of Ruhrkohle AG. In 1986 von Bronk was appointed to the Executive Board of Bergbau AG Lower Rhine. In a period marked by changes for the entire indigenous coal mining sector, he championed the company’s interests and concerns of staff demonstrating exceptional commitment and profound expertise. (RAG/Si.)