Life Science & Medical Technology

kempers.partner is very well established in the fields of life science, laboratory, analytical and medical technologies, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Together with their specialized teams, our CEO, Michael Kempers, and his Partner, Dr. Ralf Kliem, organize the search for personnel in the above branches.

Michael Kempers was born in 1963. After 15 years’ experience in management and sales, Michael Kempers founded the consultants kempers.partner, which was oriented on the direct search for specialists and managerial staff. After studying business economics at the University of Cologne he was active as sales and marketing manager, as well as managing director, in various companies. These positions included Managing Director of the Association of German Laboratory Instrument Manufacturers, as well as Sales and Marketing Manager with Fisher Scientific, the worldwide market leader for laboratory supplies. In his last position he was responsible for international sales activities with cc-hubwoo, a start-up company for electronic acquisition processes founded by leading manufacturers in the chemistry and IT industries. Backed up by his knowledge of the chemistry, pharmaceutical, IT and electronics branches, he supports our customers in recruiting the best candidates for vacant positions. Michael Kempers is a trained business coach.


Dietrich K. Hauffe, earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University and Max-Planck-Institute of Cologne, and continued his academic career at the University of BC, Vancouver, Canada, and Freiburg, Germany. In his professional career, several positions followed with increasing responsibility in the management of globally renowned technology companies for the areas of life science, biotechnology, diagnostics and applied markets. Global management with P&L responsibility, several years of experience as member of executive boards, organizational leadership of a few hundred employees, high customer engagement as well as value-creating management of portfolio and process characterize the professional development of Dr. Hauffe. He spent several years in the U.S.A., and received numerous awards for his successes.
At kempers.partner, Dr. Hauffe will provide professional and individual advice and practice in the search, selection and career development of specialists and executives from the areas of life sciences & biotechnology, medical device and diagnostics industries in Europe and overseas. As a further focus, he will professionally support customers in their endeavor of “Change management” for Organization, Product Portfolio, and Business Performance.

Dr. Ralf Kliem was born in 1966. He studied biology at Kaiserslautern University and obtained his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Breeding Research in Cologne. He was then active for six years with an international company in the life science branch, finally as Sales Manager Germany / Austria. This was followed by five years in consultancy, as Project Manager and Associate Partner, with S.U.P Company and Personnel Consultants in Frankfurt, where he was involved in executive search for specialists and managerial staff for medium-sized and large companies in the pharmaceuticals, medical, IT and biotechnology fields.
In 2006 he joined kempers.partner as a partner. Since then the focus of his activities has been looking after and advising customers on the direct search for specialists and managerial staff in the medical technology, biotechnology and life sciences fields.
Dr. Kliem is a trained systemic coach and has more then 16 years’ experience in consultancy and sales.

Walter Bösch was born in 1950. He has extensive experience as a manager in international enterprises operating in the capital goods industry. He served as a business area manager in sales, marketing and service in nine European countries for a global market leader in precision instruments for laboratory, industrial and retail for more than 18 years. Afterwards, he spent six years as Head of Human Resources, responsible for 820 corporate employees. In addition, he was a board member with the Association of German and Swiss laboratory equipment manufacturers for several years, a longtime advisory board member with Analytica, Munich, as well as an honorary judge with the Labor Court in Giessen, Germany.
His work at kempers.partner focuses on customer advice and support for the direct search of specialists and executives in the areas of industrial measurement engineering, mechanical engineering, medical technology, biotechnology and life sciences. Other core competencies include assessment centers, as well as team and organizational development.

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