EMPLOYEE HONOR 2021
October 2021 | Many KUHN GmbH employees honored at company party
The management board of KUHN GmbH, Höpfingen invited their employees to the “big” company party held every other year. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic the event was less formal and held in the company’s production hall while observing protection measures.
Managing director Jürgen Kuhn greeted not only the company’s staff but also the previous generation of company management, Günther Kuhn and his wife Anneliese, Emma Kuhn, and former authorized signatory Norbert Kuhn and his wife Marianne. He also welcomed mayor Hauk, who represented the Höpfingen municipality.
The most important part of the afternoon was quickly addressed: this involved the two managing directors honoring employees for their many years of service to the company. The number of those being honored and how long they had worked for KUHN demonstrated their high degree of identification with the company and made him proud, said Jürgen Kuhn, who then introduced the 40 members of staff being recognized, with humorous commentary.
The following employees were honored: ….
For 10 years: Mario Haas, Eduard Wirtz, Jürgen Hilpert, Jürgen Kirchgeßner, Simone Beichert, Andreas Frank, Peter Kantert, Peter Wulf, Elisabeth Hilpert, Simon Mahler, Daniel Wagner und Steffen Gärtner geehrt.
For 15 years and with the bronze medal from the Mannheimer Chapter of the Chamber of Trades: Torsten Kaiser, Thomas Greß, Georg Sulzer, Jens Eiermann, Andreas Gramlich, Manfred Hauk und Christian Hilpert.
For 20 years: Josef König, Horst Kuhn, Ralf Kinbacher und Rene Hauk.
For 25 years and also with the silver medal from the Chapter of the Chamber of Trades: Michael Volk, Mathias Speth und Martin Sans.
For 30 years: Michael Philipps, Johann Wischnewski, Katja Czerny, Thorsten Weidner, Martin Biringer und Anke Knörzer sowie die beiden Geschäftsführer Jürgen Kuhn und Dr. Michael Kuhn.
For 35 years: Günter Rabl und Doris Burger.
Richard Hefner and Claudia Großkinsky were recognized for a special anniversary, 40 years of company service, which was also honored with a Gold Medal from the Mannheim Chapter of the Chamber of Trades as well as a Certificate of Honor from the State of Baden-Württemberg.
Elmar Kaiser was honored for 45 years of faithful service to KUHN. Speaking on behalf of the management board, Jürgen Kuhn thanked those honored for their successful cooperation.
Finally, the managing directors Jürgen and Michael Kuhn also recognized their uncle, Norbert Kuhn, who first began working for KUHN 60 years ago – a period of time that is anything but common. Jürgen Kuhn emphasized in particular the professionalism demonstrated by Norbert Kuhn with regard to building services and all the construction and maintenance measures completed over several decades. Even now, while actually retired, he can always be counted upon to help when needed.
Jürgen Kuhn thanked all the employees for their excellent work and outstanding commitment before stepping up to the microphone again to provide an outlook on the current and forthcoming fiscal year. He reported that, despite the scarcity of skilled employees, orders were currently very good because in the region and internationally the name KUHN is widely known and recognized for the high quality it achieves.
After that, participants moved from the official to the social part of the afternoon.