Dr. Stephan Kirchmeyer:Professional Experience in Business Strategy and Research
Born in 1957, having a doctoral degree in organic chemistry. With 18 years of experience in this industry sector, my last positions were the Head of Marketing, Business Line Display & Semiconductor, at Heraeus, and at the COPT Center, University of Cologne
I am excited about exploring new ground. Nowhere else, the tension between material, electronics, and manufacturing is as pronounced as in our industry sector.
As a development manager I have worked from the early days on conductive polymers and developed them from the laboratory to a profitable business. Being responsible for the global business and technology at global plant sites I have closely experienced the complexity of international markets and their related value chains. As a business manager I have defined and consistently implemented new business strategies – in a complex market.
All this was new ground, for which I am still enthusiastic, especially for customer projects.
Participated in business acquisitions and divestments. Developed global and country specific business strategies, pricing, built links to the market, suppliers and partners
Developed new application fields for organic electronics, directed global development and technical service activities, managed a plant site
70 patents, 60 scientific publications, 60 lectures at well recognized international congresses
Chair of the industry association OE-A:
Member of the board from 2009-2019, chairing the board from 2011-2015, developed the international strategy of the association, partnered for the LOPEC exhibition and conference, built a network with national associations in Asia