Professional Career - Jürgen Kanz

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Professional Career

After my apprenticeship as an electrician, I followed the second path of education and completed my studies of electrical engineering in the standard period of study. It only took me two years and I got my first position with leadership responsibility. This trend continued almost unbroken until the end of my professional career. Today I can look back on nearly 30 years of international experience in leadership positions in Germany, the Netherlands, as well as other European countries and the US through projects and cooperation.
My industry focus has always been on the photonics and power electronics industry.
Due to health problems, I had to give up my career earlier than planned.

Career history

  • Co-operations Partner for TOC-Institute
    Vistem GmbH & Co. KG, Heppenheim

  • Plant Manager
    Transtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Büchlberg

  • Consulting Engineer (selfemployed)
    Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Kanz, Bad Münder

  • European Innovation Manager
    Philips Lighting, Eindhoven

  • Innovation-To-Market Manager
    Philips Lighting, AEG Lichttechnik, Springe

  • Head of Product Development and Lighting Technology
    Hoffmeister-Leuchten GmbH, Lüdenscheid

  • Head of Lighting Technology
    Hoffmeister-Leuchten GmbH, Lüdenscheid

  • Head of Laboratory
    Hoffmeister-Leuchten GmbH, Lüdenscheid

  • Lighting Engineer
    Hoffmeister-Leuchten GmbH, Lüdenscheid


  • Lasertechnology
    LZH Laser Akademie GmbH, Hannover

  • Business Management
    IWB Institut der Fernuniversität, Hagen

  • Diplom-Ingenieur Electrical Engineering
    Jade University of Applied Sciences

Research work

  • Commercial and Technical Project Manager for MUSKIM at Transtechnik, Buechlberg/Holzkirchen, Germany

  • Optimisation of Glass Cutting Processes with Laser at LZH Laser-Zentrum-Hannover, Germany

  • Visual Beam characterisation  as the base for a DIN standard; research done at Hoffmeister Leuchten, Luedenscheid, Germany


  • Einrichtung zum durchtrennenden Bearbeiten von Bauteilen aus sprödbrüchigem Material

  • Leuchte

  • Luminaire
    European Patent EP000001291578A3
Volunteer Experience

  • Chairman of DIN-Normenausschuss FNL 14
    DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.

  • Chairman of technical working group "TAG 12.1 Indoor Lighting"
    ZVEI Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie

  • Representative of ZVEI at advisory board, FNL-Beirat of DIN
    DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.

  • Chairman of working group "coordination" for DIALux enterprise consortium
    DIAL GmbH

  • Member of  several national and European working and standardization groups

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