17 graduates of the Cooperative State University DHBW Ravensburg win the Biberach Business Award


Biberach, 11th February, 2019 - Graduates must have a final grade of at least 1.9 to be presented with the Biberach Business Award. It has been organised by the companies Boehringer Ingelheim, Handtmann, Gustav Gerster, KaVo Kerr, Kreissparkasse Biberach, Liebherr, Netze BW and the Volksbank Ulm-Biberach since 1995. 

Last Friday, Professor Dr. Herbert Dreher, Principle of Cooperate State Universtity DHBW Ravensburg, Thomas Handtmann, Managing Director of Albert Handtmann Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Jörg Hochhausen, Managing Director of Handtmann Service GmbH & Co. KG, Professor Harald Pfab from the DHBW university’s friends’ association and Handtmann Training Manager Patrick Schirmer presented the certificates with prize money to the graduates. “Things get moving when you are”, congratulated Jörg Hochhausen the award-winners. “You now have an excellent degree, a solid foundation. Build on it and don't stand still. Preserve your motivation, your ambition, enjoy your work and make every day something special for yourself”, was his message to the graduates.  

Special distinction 

Professor Dr. Herbert Dreher praised the commitment of the Biberach companies and pointed out that the Biberach Business Award was a very special distinction for the students. However, he also pointed out the extraordinary achievements of the graduates and the good reputation of the intensive study programme with its strong practical relevance, which characterises the cooperative education Course. 

The winners of this year’s Biberach Business Award: in the Industrial Business Administration course Katja Werkmann (KaVo Kerr), Agnes Bohn (Liebherr-Components Biberach) and Linda Daiber (Liebherr plant Biberach); in the Industrial Engineering course Michael Schöllhorn (Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen); in the International Business course Julian Buck and Johannes Köller (Boehringer Ingelheim), Artur Schmal (Handtmann Maschinenfabrik), Nadine Schorrer (KaVo Kerr) and Theresa Grimm (Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen); in the Business Informatics course Tassilo Henninger and Florian Kappe (Boehringer Ingelheim) as well as Rafael Nikolaidis (Handtmann Maschinenfabrik) and Daniel Maier (Netze BW); in the Electrical Engineering course Christoph Maucher (Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen); in the Mechanical Engineering - Production and Management course Joachim Koch (Handtmann Metallgusswerk) and Samuel Beck (Liebherr-Components Biberach), as well as in the Trade/Sales Management course Raphael Russ (Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen).