B. Braun CEO Receives Distinguished Award
Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
BETHLEHEM, PA – January 19, 2015 – B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun), announced that its Chairman & CEO, Caroll H. Neubauer was awarded the distinguished Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his outstanding work in German-American relations. The Order of Merit is the highest tribute the Federal Republic of Germany can pay to individuals for services to the nation and is awarded by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck. In addition, Mr. Neubauer was presented with a U.S. flag, which was flown over the U.S. Capitol in recognition of receiving the Cross of the Order of Merit and for his “hard work in strengthening U.S.-German bilateral relations.” The flag was flown and was presented at the request of the Honorable Charles W. Dent, Member of Congress.
“I am deeply honored to receive this prestigious award and U.S. flag, and to be recognized for my long-standing commitment to fostering strong German-American relationships,” said Mr. Neubauer. “I am keenly aware of the significance of building lasting and meaningful relationships from a cultural, academic, business and political perspective of these two great nations.”
Mr. Neubauer has been very active in German-American endeavors throughout his career and is currently the Chairman of the German American Chamber of Commerce, New York. He is a Board member of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) and is also a member of the Congressional Study Group on Germany, which is co-chaired by Congressman Dent. Mr. Neubauer completed his schooling in both the United States and Germany. He earned a German Law Degree from The Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany in 1983 and earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Georgetown University in 1987.
About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. The Company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. Guided by its “Sharing Expertise®” philosophy, B.Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs.
The B.Braun Group of Companies in the U.S. includes B.Braun, B.Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®. B.Braun’s U.S. headquarters is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The B.Braun Group of Companies employs more than 50,000 employees in more than 60 countries throughout the world. To learn more about B.Braun visit www.BBraunUSA.com.