The CINET Lifetime Award 2018 for Mr. Martin Kannegiesser

The International Preselection Jury of the CINET Global Best Practices Awards decided that the Lifetime Award 2018 was given to Mr. Martin Kannegiesser of Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH Germany. Mr. Martin Kannegiesser received this Award during the Global Best Practices Awards Ceremony on October 19th at Centro Congressi, Fiera Milano, Italy.

Already at young age Martin Kannegiesser became owner of Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH and managed to develop and follow  internationalization over decades, continuously focusing on complete System-solutions and new international partnerships. Kannegiesser has been also an an important industry politician. Among other functions he had been President of Gesamtmetall, and one of the leading  architects of the stable labor climate in Germany.

Kannegiesser group/family/friends/partners

During the Awards Ceremony, Mr. Geert Böttger, the President of the GBPAP18 International Jury, presented an heart-warming laudatio for Mr. Martin Kannegiesser, under the motto: Visionary Leader, Bridgebuilder and Achiever. Mr. Bottger underlined the fact that “Kannegiesser is a synonym for integrated laundry solutions worldwide. If somewhere in the world plans come up to build a large new laundry, Kannegiesser is one of the very few companies, which will be contacted for support. Martin Kannegiessers vision is reality today, and he achieved that in listening to customer requirements worldwide, and using the expertise of his employees from six production plants.”

 Mr. Martin Kannegiesser gives his speech

In his speech after receiving the Lifetime Award, Mr. Martin Kannegiesser declared: “Entrepreneurs should always be, to some extent, involved in societies and contribute to activities which help people to move forward. We will see more partnerships in the future because the business will be more interlinked between customers and suppliers and vice versa.” During the Lifetime Award moment Mr. Kannegiesser received an ovation from the audience. Family members, colleagues and partners of Mr. Kannegiesser attended the outstanding moment during the GBPAP Awards Ceremony. This is the second CINET Lifetime Award until now. The 1st CINET/WRP Lifetime Award was given to Prof. Dr. J. Kurz of the Hohenstein Institute at the occasion of the Global Best Practices Award Ceremony at Texcare International in 2016.