- Born 1942
- Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ElringKlinger AG
- Managing Partner of Lechler GmbH, Metzingen
Studied business administration in the USA and Germany (Cologne).
In 1972, Prof. Walter H. Lechler became a member of the shareholder committee of the company formerly known as Elring GmbH. As from 1976, he was a member of the supervisory board of ZWL Grundbesitz- und Beteiligungs-AG, which together with ElringKlinger GmbH was merged into ElringKlinger AG in the year 2000. At that point, he became a member of the company's Supervisory Board, before being appointed its Chairman in May 2012. At the end of the Annual General Meeting in May 2017 he stepped down from his post as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ElringKlinger AG and vacated the Supervisory Board. At the Supervisory Board meeting convened subsequent to the 2017 AGM the members of the Supervisory Board of ElringKlinger AG elected Prof. Walter H. Lechler as their Honorary Chairman. Prof. Walter H. Lechler was awarded an honorary professorship by Ludwigsburg University in June 2017.
Other governance roles
- Member of the supervisory boards of Lechler Ltd., Sheffield, United Kingdom