Dr. Wilhelm Otten studied mechanical engineering at the TU Darmstadt and received his doctorate in thermal process engineering. Otten started his career in 1988 as a research assistant at Degussa AG in Hanau. After working as a production engineer, Otten headed the technical department at Degussa in Wesseling and became head of technical controlling at Degussa in Frankfurt in 1997. This was followed by management positions at Infracor in Marl, in site services and as Managing Director at Evonik Röhm. From 2010 Otten was Head of the Technology Business Line at Evonik and Process Manager Maintenance & Engineering. Today Dr. Wilhelm Otten is Senior Project Manager Corporate Projects Technology & Infrastructure Mobile.