helsa GmbH & Co. KG: Dr. Rainer Ernst


Dr. Rainer Ernst

Managing Director of helsa Functional Coating

Dr. Rainer Ernst has worked at helsa for about 15 years. He has set up and gradually built up the Functional Coating division. After studying Chemistry in Bayreuth, he went in 1999 as part of his promotion to Phillips Petroleum/Oklahoma, where he was employed in the company’s own Research and Development Centre. In 2000, he joined helsa as Product Manager for the Technical Textiles division. After two years, he was assigned to head the Air Filtration division, where he set up the nanotechnology division, among other things. In 2008, he took over responsibility for the entire air filter/filtration components and since then has been responsible for sales and product development. With him at the helm, helsa has succeeded in entering new market and product segments. His technical peak expertise has been mainly in the area of activated carbon-based filter applications. Since 01.01.2012, he has been Managing Director of helsatech GmbH and since 01.01.2014 also Managing Director of helsacomp GmbH.


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