Rainer Hertrich

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Rainer Hertrich (born December 6, 1949) is a German industrialist.[1] In 2000, he was appointed co-CEO of EADS.[2][3] His counterpart is Philippe Camus, who is CEO in France. The dual role was considered "largely ceremonial".[4] Hertrich was also CEO of the group's aeronautics division.[1]

Life and education[edit]

He was born December 6, 1949[5] and studied business administration at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Nuremberg after an apprenticeship at Siemens.[5]


He began his career in 1977 as controlling supervisor at Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB). In 1979, he became head of the controlling department at the MBB service division and in 1983 chief financial officer (CFO) in the same division.[5]

In 1984, he served as head of the controlling and finance department at the MBB dynamics division, before becoming CFO and division management member at MBB's marine and special products services in 1987.[5]

After MBB merged into Deutsche Aerospace AG (Dasa), in 1991, Hertrich became senior vice president for corporate controlling.[6]

1996 Hertrich became head of the aero engines business unit of Dasa He was president and CEO of Dasa's Motoren- und Turbinen-Union (MTU) in Munich and a member of its board of management. In 2000, he was appointed president and CEO of Dasa.[5]


During 2001-2005, he served as president of the German Aerospace Industries Associatio (BDLI).[7]

Hertrich was awarded Officer de la Légion d'honneur.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ "European Aeronautic Defence And Space Company EADS N.V." encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  3. ^ Alvarez, José Luis; Svejenova, Silviya (2005). Sharing executive power: roles and relationships at the top. Cambridge University Press. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-521-84125-2. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Europe's pioneering aerospace giant". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  5. ^ a b c d e "THE CEAS AWARD FOR 2006 WAS PRESENTED TO DR. RAINER HERTRICH ON 21 JUNE 2006 IN VIENNA" (PDF). The Quarterly Newsletter of the CEAS (2): 4. November 2006. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  6. ^ "Events with high posterior probability". cs.cmu.edu. Carnegie Mellon University. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  7. ^ "Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie". physik.cosmos-indirekt.de. Retrieved 2020-11-23.