Dr. Ralf Köster, CEO, BARTEC Group, is the recipient of the 2015 "Entrepreneur Of The Year" award, in the “industry” category, aimed at distinguishing leadership excellence in mid-sized German companies.
In awarding the price, the jury particularly recognized Köster's exemplary commitment and entrepreneurial vision, as well as his motivation to succeed as a team.
"I feel honored in receiving this distinction, which I would like to share with the whole company - our employees, management teams, and shareholders,” said Köster. “Our joint effort was a key driver of the BARTEC Group's dynamic growth, its emergence as a global player, and its positioning as one of the most innovative mid-sized German companies. A clear focus on customer requirements and solution providing, consistent internationalization, and efficient organizational structures, in light of increasingly complex market environments, were important preconditions for becoming a world market leader in explosion protection."
BARTEC is a world-leading provider of explosion protection. The company develops products and solutions preventing explosions wherever hazardous substances exist, to ensure the safety of people and the environment. The international customers include the oil & gas industry, as well as chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical companies.
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