The Baden company founder and Chairman of the Management Board Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht has been awarded the Deutscher Gründerpreis 2013 in the category of Life's Work. He received the award, which is one of the most important awards for outstanding entrepreneurs in Germany, on Tuesday 25th of June at the ZDF television studios in Berlin. During the award ceremony in the presence of important guests from the world of business and politics, the expert jury acknowledged Martin Herrenknecht as a "true entrepreneurial personality who has accomplished a pioneering achievement". The Deutscher Gründerpreis is awarded by the partners stern, Sparkassen, ZDF and Porsche.
The Deutscher Gründerpreis is awarded each year in the categories Schools, StartUps, Climbers and Life’s Work. It recognizes entrepreneurial role models whose companies are at various stages. The Deutscher Gründerpreis is awarded by the partners stern, Sparkassen, ZDF and Porsche. The partners have been promoting entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial culture since 1997.