Zumwinkel honored in New YorkBonn, 11/28/2004, 10:30 AM CET
Klaus Zumwinkel, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Post World Net, receives the John J. McCloy Award 2004 in New York on Monday, November 29. The American Council on Germany is awarding this prize for Deutsche Post World Net's growing presence in the United States and for Zumwinkel's personal, extraordinary contribution to strengthening German-U.S. business relations. Steven A. Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, is the American award recipient.
During nearly 15 years in office, Zumwinkel has transformed Deutsche Post World Net from a national bureaucracy into a global corporation that today is active in more than 220 countries and regions. Deutsche Post World Net currently employs nearly 40,000 people in the Americas region - above all in North America. The company recently earmarked investments of 1.2 billion U.S. dollars for its U.S. expansion, among other things for the construction of an expanded air and ground freight distribution center in Wilmington Air Park, Ohio. Last year, Deutsche Post generated approximately 11 percent of its total revenues, or about 4.4 billion euro, in North and South America.
Zumwinkel will make the following remarks in his speech during the 12th McCloy Award Dinner in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York on November 29: "On their path into the future, America and Germany must face globalization. We must not fall back into protectionism or try to shut out global markets, even if some of the effects may be unpleasant. We will have to cope with this, even if there is a risk of jobs moving to other regions of the world. We have to convince people in Germany and the United States that globalization and free world trade still offer the best opportunities for sustainable development."