Michael Ritz was managing director of Reinert-Ritz GmbH from 1989 to 2018. During these years he supported various challenging projects by optimising and implementing them. In addition, his many years of experience have been beneficial to standardisation projects. For example, he has been working in the DVS working group W3.4a since the 1980s. Among other things, the worldwide recognised standard DVS 2210 is developed in this group. Privately, he is an enthusiastic mountaineer and babysitter for numerous grandchildren.