• Robert Becher: 29 December 1969 - 17 February 2024
    Robert Becher: 29 December 1969 - 17 February 2024

Industry figure Robert Becher, managing director of food processing solutions supplier INOX, and director on the APPMA Board, passed away on Saturday 17 February.

The Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) issued this statement to its members today:

"It is with overwhelming sadness that we advise the tragic passing of Robert Becher, APPMA Director, on Saturday 17 February 2024.  

"Rob joined the APPMA Board in October 2019 and has played a significant role in uniting the Processing and Packaging industry during this time, including the development of APPEX, which sadly he will not get the chance to experience.

"Rob was a member of the APPEX Working Group throughout his time on the board, and brought great passion and experience to the group, his legacy and drive to unite the industry will be felt throughout the inaugural show.

"Rob was a positive and supportive contributor to the APPMA team, a successful, innovative, and respected business owner and managing director of INOX, and more importantly a kind and friendly individual who will be sadly missed by all. The board will miss his personality as a director, and miss sharing stories about common interests, such as his love for music, which he indulged in during his spare time. 

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Rob’s family, friends, and work colleagues at this time."

Robert Becher is survived by his son Brayden Becher, father Helmut Becher, mother Helga Becher, sister Annette Becher and his partner Elis Crewes.

Funeral arrangements will be communicated by APPMA in due course, for those industry colleagues who wish to attend.

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