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Andre Heilemann as new Head of Research and Development of Emsland Group

Andre Heilemann, Head of Research and Development at Emsland Group

Earlier this year, Andre Heilemann was appointed to the position of Head of Research and Development at Emsland Group. He took over from Henk Jaap Meijer on May 1. Here is a brief introduction of Andre Heilemann and his background.

Andre Heilemann, Head of Research and Development at Emsland Group:
"My name is Andre Heilemann. I am 30 years old and have my roots in the Emlichheim area. After completing my academic studies in process engineering, I started at the Emsland Group in 2015. At first, I was employed as a process engineer and process optimizer in production. Later, I was in- volved in the reorganization of the Technology Department and took over the position as Project Manager."

"I was able to apply and improve my knowledge of the organization and structuring of project tasks in several projects concerning the construction and conversion of process engineering equipment in various plants of the Emsland Group. In 2021, I had the opportunity to set up a new Process Development Team in order to create a close link between the fields of technology and research."
As global crises seem to continue to mount, they are facing numerous challenges in regard to how to better position their company for the future. Here, Research and Development plays an important role in safeguarding the existing product portfolio, developing new products, and optimizing processes.
  • He will therefore start focusing on the following main topics:
  • Optimization of process structures in Research and Development for better planning and management of requirements and resources
  • Development of new protein products based on potato and pea using membrane technology
  • Expansion of the range of applications for potato and pea fibres Increase the added value of by-products
  • Creation of a toolbox for online training sessions

Andre Heilemann:
"Furthermore, I would like to intensify the contact and communications between the departments, customers and partners involved in order to identify requirements at an early stage and derive a strategy, and do so in coordination with the management. I am very grateful that I can now head a large and motivated team, and I am looking forward to the future."