Peter Augendopler honoured for life's work
Peter Augendopler, owner of backaldrin International The Kornspitz Company, was awarded the Eberhard Paech Prize for his work in creating the PANEUM - Wunderkammer of Bread and for the successful establishment of the Kornspitz®.
Honouring bread and keeping it as an important staple food in people's minds is the aim of the Eberhard Paech Foundation, which has been awarding the Eberhard Paech Prize to deserving personalities every three years since 1971. backaldrin owner and Kornspitz inventor Peter Augendopler was honoured with the prestigious award on 15 October 2021. The foundation paid special tribute to his work in creating the PANEUM – Wunderkammer of Bread. The entrepreneur has also supported the baking industry through the establishment of the Kornspitz® as well as many other developments. Alongside Peter Augendopler, Hans-Jochen Holthausen, CEO of the family company Harry Brot, was also honoured.
The winners are extraordinary personalities who, with their extensive and varied work, have made an important contribution to the development of the baking industry and have helped shape it. Augendopler always thought beyond the pure interests of his company. With the PANEUM and his private collecting activities, he has given the industry a lasting memory, according to the Eberhard Paech Foundation.
The Eberhard Paech Foundation honours personalities or groups of people who have distinguished themselves through special achievements in the fields of science, technology, product development, marketing and art relating to bread and baked goods. The initiator of the award is Eberhard Paech (1910 - 2000), himself a pioneer and ambassador for the production of good bread. The achievements of the two award winners were assessed by a jury consisting of practitioners, scientists and company representatives from the entire baking sector.