|Birth||1 July 1917, Munich, Germany|
|Death||6 February 1997, Munich, Germany (aged 79 years)|
Rolf Rodenstock (1 July 1917 – 6 February 1997) was a German industrialist who was born and died in Munich. Rodenstock studied marketing and management graduating in 1944 with a degree as a Diplom-Kaufmann. In 1947 he became private lecturer. From 1956 to the beginning of the 1980s he was a professor for operational organization, industrial account systems, and technical-economical rationalization at the Technical University of Munich. In 1946 he became a member of the management in his father's enterprise. In 1953, after the death of his father, he took over the line of the G. Rodenstock optical works as the CEO. Under his leadership, the company became one of the most prominent manufacturers of eyeglass lenses, eyeglass designs, frames, and precision optics in Europe. Starting in 1983, he shared management with his son Randolf Rodenstock, who took over the operational management in 1990. Rolf Rodenstock remained partner. According to the Encyclopedia of Company Histories, "The rise of Rodenstock to a globally acting major player in the optical market was mainly driven by Alexander Rodenstock's son Rolf. Among many other activities, Rolf Rodenstock served as president of the Chamber of Commerce of Munich and Upper Bavaria from 1971 to 1990 as well as of the Federal association of the German Industries (BDI) from September 1978 through 1984. He was married to Inge Rodenstock (born 1936). They had son Benedict Rodenstock (born 1970).