Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler and Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer.
Source: Bayerische Staatskanzlei
Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler and Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer. Source: Bayerische Staatskanzlei

Bestowed as a ‘token of honouring and appreciative recognition for outstanding services rendered to the State of Bavaria and the Bavarian people’, this order is an appreciation of exceptional commitment to the common welfare in the state.
As well as his work in the company, Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler has been actively engaged in the Bavarian economy in a number of capacities for many years. He has held the presidency of the Association of the Bavarian Textile and Apparel Industry since January 2003 and has been a member of the presidium of the Bavarian Industry Association (vbw) since May 2003. In the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Upper Franconia in Bayreuth he is a member of the plenary assembly and member of the advisory committee to the council for industry and commerce in the city of Hof. On a federal level, Dr. Sandler has held the position of vice president and treasurer of the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry since 1994.
In 1998, Dr. Sandler received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and in 2006 the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.