Leading Scottish manufacturer Marcus Tiefenbrun passes away aged 60

Posted on 8 Jan 2015 by Tim Brown

On 18 December, 2014, Marcus Tiefenbrun, the managing director of Scottish precision engineering firm, Castle Precision Engineering Services, sadly passed away.

Mr Tiefenbrun was a successful and highly respected Scottish businessman who began his career at Castle’s sister company Linn Hi-Fi.

Between 1973 and 1977 Marcus Tiefenbrun completed an Engineering with Marketing Degree at Paisley University. In 1978 Marcus joined Linn and in 1990 Marcus took on a training role teaching Management Skills, Purchasing and Sales & Appraisal Techniques all around the UK as well as the USA.

Marcus was appointed as the Managing Director of Castle in 1993. Under his leadership, Castle focused on it precision engineering capabilities earning business in a range of industries including the illustrious aerospace sector.

In 2010, Castle Precision was awarded The Manufacturer of the Year Award, an accolade that saw the company become involved in the manufacturer of the wheels for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car project.

Following Mr Tiefenbrun’s sudden and unexpected passing, the business was closed on 22 December and re-opened for partial operations on 23 December. The business has resumed normal business as of 5 January 2015.

The ownership of the business will remain within the Tiefenbrun Family. Yan Tiefenbrun, director of operations, will assume the role and responsibilities of managing director. Raymonde Tiefenbrun, director and majority shareholder will take on the position of chairwoman.

The company released a statement which read: ‘Our commitment to supporting and delivering the highest level of service to our customers is absolute. We have enjoyed working with all our partners and we look forward to continuing our relationships with you for many years ahead.’