Remembering Karl Mattil (1897-1982)

Karl Wilhelm Mattil took part in both world wars as a naval officer and was director of the Gebrüder Haas cloth factory for many years. In 1952, he founded Jola Spezialschalter GmbH to market the inventions of the electrician Josef Lambrecht.

As part of the 70th anniversary of the founding of Jola Spezialschalter, the memory of 4 people who significantly shaped the company will be kept alive. On the anniversary of their respective death, a small commemoration ceremony is held in the inner courtyard shortly before the lunch break, at which the management celebrates their lives and work.

The third commemoration on 13 September 2022 was about Karl Mattil, who joined the Gebrüder Haas cloth factory after the end of his naval career and took over management as a serious businessman. In 1952, together with his wife, he founded the electrotechnical company Jola Spezialschalter, which he devoted himself to establishing and expanding until the end of his life.

His grandson, the current Managing Director Lars Mattil, read the recently written CV. Then his father, Volker Mattil – Managing Director from 1978 to 2018 – followed and talked about what his father had done for the Jola company:

“I must say: I had a very good, a very loving father, who has also always been a good example of industriousness to me.”

A video will be published on 7 November 2022 on the YouTube channel “Inside Jola”.

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