Since February 1, 2019, the research and development department at Rehm Thermal Systems, a manufacturer of thermal system solutions, has had a new manager: Dr. Paul Wild. He takes over as department head from Dr. Hans Bell, who has led the research and development department for nearly 20 years and will retire in 2020. Dr. Wild has worked for the company since the end of 2014.
The previous deputy, Dr. Paul Wild, experienced and technologically well-versed, now takes over the management of the development department. „Over the last few years, I have been able to familiarize myself with many aspects of the R&D department and accumulate valuable experience. I quickly got involved in the existing development processes and worked with my scientific expertise to expand R&D,” he says. His predecessor’s three key pillars of research and development at the company will remain the focus for the future: Research projects with institutes and industrial project partners, technological cooperation with customers, but above all internal research and development projects.
After nearly 20 years as head of the research and development department, Dr Hans Bell will continue to work in research and development until he retires in 2020, passing on his experience and know-how to assist the new manager in meeting challenges. „I have great confidence for the future, because the department is in very good hands,“ he says. “Paul Wild has a gift for talking with people, listening to them and leading creative conversations.” He has always felt comfortable „in and with the entire team,“ says Dr Bell. „It‘s a good relationship that is perfectly goal-oriented. For that I’m very thankful.”
To this day, Dr. Bell values the work with the customers and project partners of the company: „It is important to maintain a balance between our own development and technological know-how transfer in cooperation with partners.” There’s one thing that makes him prouder than any other: the integration of young people into the company. „Be it students or school pupils who completed internships or undertaking graduate study in development – many have stayed with Rehm to this day. It shows that the company has a really great appeal.”