FREUDENSTADT, GERMANY

— Hans-Joachim Bender, managing director of Robert Bürkle GmbH has received the Enterprise Medal of the federal state in recognition of his corporate and professional achievements. The presentation was made by Dr. Hans Freudenberg, head of the ministry department of the Department of Trade and Industry of Baden-Württemberg. Since 1997, Bender also has been a co-partner of Bürkle.

Despite the current economic crisis, Bürkle has continued developing new products and innovations, the company said in announcing Bender’s award. Under his leadership, the company expanded beyond its traditional wood and printed circuit boards markets to successfully enter the photovoltaic sector.

Hans-Joachim Bender, right, receives the Enterprise Medal from Secretary Hans Freudenberg.

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