“I am deeply honored to receive this award,” said Bolza-Schünemann at the award ceremony. “This award rounds off our 200-year company anniversary perfectly.” Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and his father, Bolza-Schünemann is the third family member to receive the medal awarded by the German Mechanical Engineering Association (VDMA).
In his tribute to Claus Bolza-Schünemann, VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association president Kai Büntemeyer listed Bolza-Schünemann’s achievements in press manufacturing. These include president of the Research and Development Association for Printing Machines since 2004, member of the board of the VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association since 2012, and his “outstanding role as president of the industry’s leading trade show drupe.”
In addition to his role as president and CEO of Koenig & Bauer, Bolza-Schünemann has taken on the responsibility of the entire field of press engineering by taking on these further posts. Furthermore, as an engineer he has accompanied an impressive range of printing technology innovations which have been developed in the Koenig & Bauer group. Koenig & Bauer has profited from his know-how since 1989 and Bolza-Schünemann has been president and CEO since 2011.
Under his leadership, Koenig & Bauer is characterized by a consistent fusion of analog and digital print worlds. “Inkjet is fantastic process. Our RotaJET generates 5.4 billion ink drops per second and the size of each individual droplet can be precisely modulated,” he said.