CEng IMechE, BEng (Hons), CIM, DMS
Hans has over 20 years senior management experience within the beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. He is the owner and managing director of HDG Consulting an organisation he established to offer practical support and expertise in; business programme delivery, management of technical innovation, and training solutions to support these activities. His previous experience extends across all three core business functions; Supply Chain, Marketing and Sales where he has had continuous success and a consistent track record of delivery.
Hans’ depth of experience is as a technical and commercial manager. During his career he has delivered an impressive set of results including:-
- The creation and management of a technical innovation strategy, leading to a pipeline of innovations which have added > £20m brand revenue.
- The development of a business wide environmental packaging strategy.
- Double digit sales growth for a regional team in a flat market.
- Development and delivery bespoke training courses which improved business efficiency and effectiveness.
Hans is passionate about people and quickly builds trust and confidence in those around him. He is seen as a strong leader coupled with excellent coaching and communication skills.
Hans graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and went on to continue his professional development through further study gaining both a certificate and diploma in Management. He has since completed his professional engineering qualification becoming a chartered member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in 2004.
Hans lives in Essex with his wife and 4 boys. His weekends are generally spent at the rugby club where he coaches and occasionally plays.