Mechthild Hexamer new Head of the Public Relations Department
[2. Januar 2003]
Mechthild Hexamer has been responsible for press and public relations at Research Centre Jülich since January 2003. As head of the Public Relations Department and press relations officer she is responsible for communications from the Research Centre, one of the largest research institutions in Europe with a total staff of 4200.
The 46-year-old journalist, who took her MA in English, German and Psychology, has been engaged in the media and technology sector since 1989 as a press relations officer responsible for PR. For six years she was press officer for the Kanal 4 TV station in Cologne. She then worked for the Bonn PR agency, PR Bonn, as budget director for the European telecommunications and satellite organization EUTELSAT. In this role, she was responsible for the press and public relations of the satellite organization in Germany. From 1997 to 2000, Mechthild Hexamer was head of communications and press officer at the telecommunications company NetCologne, the largest city carrier in Germany. Before moving to Jülich, as head and press officer of "New Media and Services" she was responsible for the corporate communications of the service divison of KarstadtQuelle AG, Europe's biggest department store and mail order group.
Research Centre Jülich is one of the 15 members of the Helmholtz Association, the largest science organization in Germany. In Jülich, scientists from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and the engineering sciences work together on an interdisciplinary basis in the fields of matter, energy, information, life and the environment. Work concerns long-term contributions in basic research for science and technology as well as concrete technological applications for industry.
In the past two years Peter Schäfer has been acting head of the Public Relations Department at Research Centre Jülich and he will now be able to devote himself to his previous tasks.
photo: Forschungszentrum Jülich
Head of the Public Relations and Industrial Affairs Department
Research Centre Jülich
52425 Jülich, Germany
Tel. ++ 49 2461 61-4661Fax ++ 49 2461 61-4666