KBA Mourns Loss of Dr. Hans-Bernhard Bolza-Schünemann
WÜRZBURG, GERMANY—Dr. Hans-Bernhard Bolza-Schünemann, former longtime president of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA), died on July 23 at the age of 84. Dr. Bolza-Schünemann left his mark as a popular senior executive and a respected figure in the German engineering industry.
Dr. Bolza-Schünemann joined Koenig & Bauer as a design engineer in 1951. He ascended through several engineering-based positions and, in 1964, became a full member of the company's board. He was named president in 1971, a post he held until 1995. Along the way, Dr. Bolza-Schünemann initiated innovations in press technology and acquisitions of other press manufacturers: Albert-Frankenthal in West Germany; Maschinenfabrik Mödling in Austria; and Planeta Druckmaschinenwerke in East Germany.
More than 250 patents bear his signature, and he played a role in numerous technological advances. PI