Jürgen Hess



Personal Profile

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

since 2007

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



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