Koenig & Bauer CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann was awarded the Friedrich-Koenig medal on Thursday.
The award was presented alongside the general assembly of the German Association of Printing and Paper Technology within the German Mechanical Engineering Association (VDMA) held in Fürth.
Inaugurated in 1953 in memory of the inventor of the printing press Friedrich Koenig (1774-1833), the Friedrich-Koenig medal is awarded for outstanding services to the press manufacturing industry.
The Friedrich-Koenig medal honours leading figures in the printing industry for their services to research and education in the press manufacturing industry. It is awarded in recognition of services in the technical development of printing press construction and rationalisation in German printing press manufacture.
The committee selecting the recipient of the Friedrich-Koenig medal includes the general manager of FGD – the Research Association Printing Machines.
Ted Cyman is the only non-German to have won the award, being recognised for his work with variable data printing at North American-based global outfit RR Donnelly in 2015.
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