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International Business Development 

Europe to North America to Asia

Jan M Hoetzel
Managing Partner
Tel: +1 616 828 1024
E-Mail: hoetzelj@sigamg.com

Mr. Hoetzel is an international business leader with an excellent financial background, deep technical know-how and a proven sales and marketing track record.

As a Managing Director, Mr. Hoetzel has successfully led two mid-size Tier I automotive suppliers through turn-around situations in the United States and Germany as well as leading several start-ups in Germany, Portugal, United States and Mexico.

Mr. Hoetzel holds an Diploma in Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen from the Fachhochschule for Technik in Karlsruhe and is a certified Tool and Die Maker.
He maintains an international network through his wide range of work assignments in Berlin,Germany; Lisbon, Portugal; Chicago, Il; Karlsruhe, Germany; Greenville, SC, Stuttgart, Germany; and Grand Rapids, MI. 


Europe - Germany

Probstr 37
76275 Ettlingen
Tel: +49 (0) 7243 536817

Europe - UK 

Pine Cottage
Banchory, AB31 6PS
Tel: +44 7747 601 215

USA - Michigan
Detroit & Grand Rapids
4661 Oakwright Drive
Suite 101
Ada , Michigan 49301
Tel: +1 616 828 1024

USA - Texas

12320 Barker Cypress Rd
Suite 600/130
Cypress, TX 77429
Tel: +1 832 592 7314

Robert J Howard
Industrial Engineer, MBA
Managing Partner

Tel: +1 832 592 7314 / +44 7747 601 215 
E-Mail: robert.howard@sigamg.com

Robert Howard is an experienced international business development, marketing and planning executive.

Through his private equity experience, Robert led the development of the product and technology plans for companies in both new business start-up and turn-around situations, focusing on the profitable growth of core products.

His experience also includes building up direct sales, agency and distributor networks in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia and he has leveraged over $150M of existing technologies into new markets.

Product experience includes software development and implementation, industrial sensors and integrated safety systems. Industry experience spans from oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, library automation, electronics, automotive, private equity and small business start-up.

Robert Howard holds an International MBA from NIMBAS/University of Bradford, Bradford UK & Utrecht, NL and an Industrial Engineering Degree from Lafayette College, Easton PA and is a Six Sigma Greenbelt. He has lived for 13 years in Europe (Germany, The Netherlands and the UK) and maintains residences in Norway, the UK and the United States.