Bernard Stalter

Bernard Stalter (12 March 1957 – 13 April 2020) was a French entrepreneur and politician.[1]

Bernard Stalter
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Stalter in 2018
Regional Councillor of Grand Est for Bas-Rhin
In office
1 January 2016 – 13 April 2020
Member of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council
In office
Personal details
Born12 March 1957
Brumath, France
Died13 April 2020(2020-04-13) (aged 63)
Strasbourg, France


Stalter was born on 12 March 1957 in Brumath.[2] At age 14, he began a hairdressing apprenticeship.[3] After he became a certified hairdresser,[4] he worked for the French Army at the Entzheim Air Base. He opened his first salon in Brumath in 1993.[5]

Stalter was elected Chair of the Conseil Economique et Social d'Alsace in November 2007, succeeding Jean-Marie Sander. He resigned in 2013.[6] In 2014, he became President of the Union Nationale des Entreprises de Coiffure.[7] He was a part of the Union Nationale des Entreprises de Coiffure from 2015 to 2018. He was President of Beaute Diffusion Events, which earned €1,468,397 in 2015. He was also an agent for Sarl la Coiffure, Coiffure Bernard, and Agiprim.[8]

The only candidate, Stalter was elected to the Alsace and Grand Est Chamber of Trades in November 2016.[9] He was also President of the company Siagi and the Union des corporations artisanales du Bas-Rhin.[10] The following month, he was elected President of CMA France,[11] earning 106 out of the 113 votes.[12]

Stalter arrived in Corsica in May 2017 to visit those affected by the floods of November 2016. Many residents of the island received funds from CMA France's disaster management fund.[13] He also visited those in Guadeloupe affected by Hurricane Maria.[14]

In December 2017, he was elected Vice-President of the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.[15] He was also elected head of the National Confederation of Handicrafts in Service and Manufacturing Trades on 26 September 2018, succeeding Pierre Martin.[16]

On 20 March 2020, Stalter announced on his Facebook page that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19. He died on 13 April in Strasbourg at the age of 63.[17]



  1. ^ "Le leader de l'artisanat Bernard Stalter s'est éteint". Dernières Nouvelles D'Alsace (in French). 13 April 2020.
  2. ^ "PARIS : Bernard STALTER, élu à la présidence de l'APCMA". Presse Agence (in French). 20 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Bernard Stalter : Le philanthrope". Le Journal des Entreprises (in French). 4 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Bernard Stalter président de l'APCMA". Petites Affiches (in French). 20 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Bernard Stalter à la tête des 170.000 coiffeurs de France". Les Echos (in French). 26 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Bernard Stalter. Président du Cesa". Le Télégramme (in French). 7 December 2007.
  7. ^ "Bernard Stalter, ambassadeur d'un artisanat qui revendique toute sa place". L'Opinion (in French). 18 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Bernard STALTER". BFM Business (in French).
  9. ^ "Bernard Stalter élu président de la chambre régionale des métiers". Libération Champagne (in French). 17 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Les multiples casquettes de l'Alsacien Bernard Stalter président, entre autres, des artisans de France". L'Union (in French). 18 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Bernard Stalter élu président de l'APCMA". L'Alsace (in French). 14 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Bernard Stalter élu président de l'APCMA". Dernières Nouvelles D'Alsace (in French). 13 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Le chef des artisans rend visite aux sinistrés de novembre". Corse Matin (in French). 11 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Belle solidarité du monde de l'artisanat". FA Guadeloupe (in French). 6 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Bernard Stalter : de l'Alsace à l'Europe, il plaide pour les artisans". Le Figaro (in French). 16 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Bernard Stalter élu président de la CNAMS". (in French). 26 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Coronavirus : Bernard Stalter, président de la chambre des métiers d'Alsace et de France, est mort". France Bleu (in French). 13 April 2020.
  18. ^ "Bernard Stalter élu président de l'APCMA". (in French). 13 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Décret du 14 novembre 2016 portant promotion et nomination". (in French). 15 November 2016.