Arizona Team

Energy Storage-Janice Lin

Gerhard Kratzer

Chapter Co-Director
President, Kratzer Consulting
Membership Committee, Financial Executives Intl.
Global Chamber Phoenix

Gerhard is a Trusted Financial Advisor to business owners, CEOs, and CFOs of local and global organizations. As President of Kratzer Consulting, he develops and implements financial analysis tools as well as structure and process efficiency improvements for increased profitability and cash flow. In 2008, Gerhard moved to Arizona as Global Division Controller and later as GM at Heraeus Materials Technology. From 2013 – 2015, Gerhard worked as GM for Heraeus Precious Metals in Los Angeles. After returning to Arizona, Gerhard started his own consulting business. He engaged in establishing the Arizona Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce and became its co-director in October 2016.Gerhard is also on the Membership Committee of the Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) and he volunteers for the Global Chamber Phoenix.

Regional Development - Dennis Conaghan

Rudy Vetter

Chapter Co-Director
Chief Marketing Officer, NewGen Worldwide

Rudy Vetter is Chief Marketing Officer of NewGen Worldwide, simplifying access to low-risk EB-5 investments, thus being a leading provider of foreign direct investment into Arizona.
Mr. Vetter is a proven leader in managing consumer goods all over the world. As a Senior Executive with the German Henkel Group he managed multi-million dollar brands in North America, Asia and Europe.
At the Greater Phoenix Economic Council he supported international companies in their effort of locating new business in the region.
He has been Managing Partner at Landbrot Holdings, which he co-founded in 2013 to develop a German hospitality/lifestyle brand for the US.
Mr. Vetter has presented at national and international events. He got published in the Wall Street Journal, Brand Week, Advertising Age and has been a visiting lecturer at Arizona State University, Thunderbird School of International Management and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Arizona Contact

Gerhard Kratzer
Chapter Co-Director
(480) 261-7696

Sebastian Paepke
(480) 278-3537