Before joining Dennemeyer, Dr. Reinhold Nowak has held leadership functions in several large German companies such as 3M, ESPE AG and the IP recruitment firm Omega Consulting Group. He joined Dennemeyer in 2006 as Chief Executive Officer and has led the company to unprecedented growth and development over the last seven years.
During a 25-year career with leading positions in sectors such as industrial adhesives, dental materials and medical devices, Dr. Nowak was responsible for research & development, project management and intellectual property. Focusing on innovation and efficiency, he established in several of those industries, direction and procedures for idea management, competitive intelligence, business development and Mergers & Acquisitions.
Dr. Nowak deepened his practical experience with an Executive MBA when he graduated in 2003 with a master’s thesis in Technical Strategy from the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1998 he has been an assessor of the arbitration board for employee inventor compensation at the German DPMA and has helped enforce several important Supreme Court Decisions in the area of IP law. In addition to lectures held at universities and congresses, he has published numerous articles and case studies on the above topics both in books and professional journals. Furthermore, he is a member of AIPPI, ECTA, LES, MARQUES and VPP.
Reinhold Nowak speaks English, German and has been active in the field of IP since 1987.