Surprises make our lives, and if they turn out to be positive, we are all the more pleased. This is how ONI boss Wolfgang Oehm fared this week. The founder of the energy optimizer from Lindlar was invited to an event by the Federal Association of medium-sized industry (BVMW), in which he works as a business senator. After the general welcome, the managing director of the BVMW, Herbert Schulte, spoke first of all about the 25th anniversary of the European SME Association. In this context, a "outstanding entrepreneurial personality" for her entrepreneurial and social work will be awarded this evening, it was said. After a first hint regarding the origin, "... an entrepreneur whose roots come from Westphalia" and the "founding year of his company 1983" came, the surprise was perfect.
This is how Wolfgang Oehm was honored by the BVMW (Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft) for his entrepreneurial life's work. In the presence of more than 100 guests from politics and business, BVMW Managing Director Herbert Schulte presented the high distinction that has only been given to a few entrepreneurs in Germany so far. In his laudatory speech, Schulte emphasized Oehm's outstanding entrepreneurial achievement and exemplary social commitment. His long-term commitment to older workers with his motto "Older workers are for me stainless steels and no waste iron" as well as the active role in the integration of refugees into working life were in the focus.
"Acting instead of talking" is his motto, according to which he aligns his entrepreneurial activities. This also applies to the innumerable activities in the area of support for the needy, social institutions and initiatives. The spectrum ranges from kindergarten, citizens' bus, youth sports, various boards to hospitals in the region and beyond the region. One of the first well-wishers was the former Prime Minister of the state of Hessen, Roland Koch, who was the guest of honor that evening.
Source: Oberberg News