Profound management experience in developing technically sophisticated branded products (telecommunications, precision mechanics, optics, lighting) with proven success in:
- strategic re-focusing and operational leadership of R&D and engineering divisions in corporate and medium-sized businesses,
- coordinating comprehensive new product portfolios in time and in budget,
- restructuring technical company processes.
Characteristics of my working style are high engagement, enthusiasm, decisiveness and entrepreneurship as well as open communication and trustful cooperation.
Career And Education In A Nutshell
ERCO GmbH, Head of Research & Development Mission: Establishing a significant innovation push and introduction of LED technology
2006 - 2007
Leica Camera AG, Director Development & Engineering Mission: Strategic re-focusing of the Development & Engineering division in a turnaround situation
1995 - 2006
Nokia GmbH, Last position: R&D Group Manager System Engineering Mission: Strategic and operational leadership of the System Engineering group
1991 - 1995
University of Ulm, Research and Teaching Assistant
MBA General Management from Düsseldorf Business School Master thesis: Designing the marketing conception in a turnaround situation in the case of Leica Camera AG
Dipl.-Ing. Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University Diploma thesis: Linear prediction of interpolated speech signals