Centers of Expertise

Centers of Expertise

Think Globally. Act Locally.

Centers of Expertise

Industrial (no Automotive)

The complex and rapid transformations of the industrial practice, such as globalization, rapidly emerging markets, fast changing market regulations and technologies and above all digitization require leaders of a new kind.

Today's industrial manager needs to be innovative, have a global mind-set, and needs to be able to focus on strategic, operative and financial aspects of the business at the same time.

Spanning all major industrial segments, company size as well as functional responsibilities (top managers, C-suite and functional level), highly specialized consultants in over 50 countries identify the most suitable candidates for our client companies and carefully monitor the best talents able to fulfil strategic roles in a globalized challenging scenario with regard to non-automotive manufacturing industries and processes such as:

  • Aviation, Defense, Aircraft industry, Airline industry
  • Building and Construction materials
  • Chemical industry
  • Construction machinery and Construction supplies (heavy equipment, electric tools, construction chemicals, paints and coatings, elevators, building automation, heating and ventilation, etc.)
  • Electronics & Electrical engineering
  • Industrial services, including Logistics
  • Mechanical engineering (machine tools and manufacturing systems, plastics and rubber machinery, packaging machinery, etc.)


Industrial (no Automotive) Practice Group Leader

Hedda HankeHedda Hanke
InterSearch Deutschland
  +49 (0)221 4853520
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Hedda Hanke has worked in executive search since 1990, initially for a leading European firm and subsequently as the Managing Partner at Gemini Executive Search, where she led the competence centres for Retail & Distribution and Family Owned Companies. In 2014 she became Managing Director of Amrop Delta Management Consultants based in their Düsseldorf office, then joined InterSearch Executive Consultants as Partner and is now based at the company´s office in Cologne.

She has extensive experience in the placement of senior managers for leading international companies in the technology, trade, and service sectors. Specific industry focus:

  • Family owned and -run companies / Small to Medium Enterprises
  • Production Engineering and Technology
  • Construction Components Industry
  • Trade and Service sectors

Specific expertise:

  • C-Level / Senior Management
  • Succession management
  • International and multinational search
  • Diversity

Hedda speaks German, English and Italian.