Dr. F.- Hans Grandin has been CEO of HUESKER Synthetic GmbH and the HUESKER Group since 01 November 2012, and became shareholder in July 2015. Keeping the balance between today's economic success and securing HUESKER's future by investing into innovations and new business areas is one of the key challenges of his role. After positions in Development, Product Management, Sales and Marketing - including in Brazil and the USA - he contributes 19 years of experience as Managing Director in the area of technically sophisticated premium products. As Chairman of the Managing Board, Grandin focuses on the sustainable development of the HUESKER-Group in a rapidly changing world.
Sven Schröer started his HUESKER career in Gescher in 2002 and moved to the USA in 2014 to take over as Managing Director for North America. Since 11 June 2019 the trained civil engineer has been back in Germany. As Managing Director, he is responsible for the HUESKER Group's worldwide sales and application technology activities in the Geosynthetics sector.
As Technical Manager Heinz-Georg Richels is responsible for the production sites at HUESKER. He can now draw on over 30 years' experience in the manufacturing of sophisticated technical textiles. With his highly qualified team of experts, Heinz-Georg Richels meets the individual requirements of customers on a daily basis and – in line with the company´s values - puts them into practice with imagination and excellence.
After studying civil engineering at the RWTH Aachen University, Oliver Detert joined HUESKER on 12 October 2005 as a civil engineer in the engineering department. In 2010, he became deputy head of the engineering department and has been the responsible head of the engineering department since 2014. From 2009 to 2016, he was an external doctoral student at the Ruhr University Bochum where he obtained his doctorate in the Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics. Together with his team, Dr. Detert advises and supports our customers in the successful implementation of their projects from the first sketch to the completed construction and beyond if required.
Sandra Korf joined HUESKER on 1 December 2000 and has been responsible for improving the working environment and processes since September 2013. Together with the employees, she uncovers waste and optimises business processes. Her most important tool is the PDCA cycle. In her role, she benefits from her academic training and the experience she has gained in various functions within the company. Since June 2019, she has been head of process management, uniting improvement and quality management and ensuring that both areas work hand in hand.
Jörg Eßling has been responsible for the two business divisions Industry & Agriculture at HUESKER since 01 January 2009. In this function he and his team place particular emphasis on development and marketing of diverse innovative system solutions for use in agriculture and industry. Jörg Eßling has been with the company since 1992 and has also completed a master's degree in business administration.
As head of the sales team, Stephan Westhus has been responsible for technical sales of HUESKER products in Europe, Africa and the Middle East since 01 July 2018. In addition to over 15 years of experience in the sale of Geosynthetics, the graduate civil engineer has access to an extensive international network of area managers and local partners with whom he provides advice to all parties involved in the project. The implementation of the company’s global growth strategy through the resource-saving and climate-friendly use of Geosynthetics as a cost-efficient alternative to conventional construction methods is his main focus.
Andreas Elsing joined the company in 1994 as a graduate civil engineer. He has over 25 years of experience in developing technical solutions with Geosynthetics worldwide. Andreas Elsing has a special relationship to asphalt as a building material and its rehabilitation possibilities. Since 2005, he is head of the product management at HUESKER and since 2018, he is additionally head of the business unit asphalt reinforcement international.
Christian Roleff has been responsible for marketing at HUESKER since 01 April 2014. In this role, he and his team place particular emphasis on the HUESKER brand and the positive perception of the company worldwide. He contributes over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing, which he previously gained in three international companies. Since 2021, Christian Roleff has also been Head of Human Resources and, together with the HR team, looks after all personnel matters at HUESKER. In this function, he pays particular attention to the recruitment and development of specialists and managers so that the HUESKER family is also well equipped for the future in terms of personnel.
Barbara Solzbacher has been responsible for innovation and product management at HUESKER since January 1, 2024. In this role, she is responsible for the continuous further development of products and new innovative system solutions together with her team. As a qualified chemical engineer, she also brings over 18 years of experience in the areas of research & development, production and technology, which she previously gained in various companies in the construction and textile industries.
After completing his degree, Uwe Bockhorn worked in several medium-sized manufacturing companies. His focus was on ERP implementation and roll-out projects as well as the continuous improvement of business processes in various ERP systems. Uwe Bockhorn is part of HUESKER since 2019 and as Head of IT, he is responsible for hardware and IT infrastructure in addition to ERP systems since 2022.
Since 01 January 2024 Stefan Heisterkamp is heading the Finance department and global finance activities of the HUESKER Group. Together with his experienced teams, he is ensuring highest accounting standards and procedures at all times. This provides the foundation for financial analysis, to further develop and implement the corporate strategy. In addition to more than 15 years of professional and leadership experience in international corporate structures, Stefan is contributing his skillset and expertise which he gained in top tier management consulting and midsized companies.
Jens Püttmann has been responsible for Purchasing / Supply Chain Management at HUESKER since 01.02.2021. Together with his team, he ensures that high-quality products and services are procured cost-effectively and delivered on time. Mr. Püttmann has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of supply chain management, logistics and purchasing in various international corporations and brings this experience to HUESKER.