You only have to see the look in his eyes when he talks about skiing and you get a feeling for how much passion Josef Fischer has for the sport. The dedicated developer took over his parents' business at a young age and gradually expanded the wagon-making company into the world's most successful ski brand. Today, "Pepi" Fischer, as he is known by friends, has retired from public life and is enjoying retirement at Lake Attersee, where he has been living with his partner for many years and, considering his age, enjoys good health. Josef Fischer regularly visits the company nearby. Through his family foundation, he owns a majority stake in the holding company to which FISCHER SPORTS GMBH and LÖFFLER GMBH belong. The remaining shares are held by the private foundation of his deceased sister Selma Sturmberger.
This makes FISCHER the last of the major ski brands in Austria still owned by the founding family. Operational management lies in the hands of long-standing employees of the family business. The supervisory board, which consists of family members and experienced entrepreneurial personalities, is also based on continuity and regional values.