Curriculum Vitae

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Kurt A. Hackl

  • Doctor of Technical Sciences (Ph.D)
  • Diplomingenieur (M.Sc.) in Industrial Engineering
  • Independent Business Consultant
  • Certified expert at court
  • Born in Linz 1965-10-20
  • Married since 1989 with Martina Hackl
  • Daughter Magdalena Isabel born 2003

University and postgraduate diploma:

  • 1984-1989

    Master study Industrial Engineering (“Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen Technische Chemie” – a combination of engineering, chemistry and business administration)

    Chemical specialization: Bioorganic chemistry

    Business specialization: Business informatics

  • 1989

    Graduation to Diplomingenieur (Master of Science) with honours

  • 1989-1991

    Postgraduate (doctoral) studies in technical sciences at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria

    Employment in R&D at Chemie Linz GmbH

  • 1991

    Promotion to Doctor technicae (Ph.D.) with honours

Professional Experience:

  • 1989-1995

    Project- and team leader R&D at Chemie Linz GmbH responsibly for process development and process design, feasibility studies, patent discoveries and GMP-process-validations

  • 1995

    Approbation as certified expert at court.
    Approbation as civil engineer.

  • 1995-1997

    Head of Marketing/Controlling at SCA Laakirchen AG.

    Head of paper export to US and Japan.

  • 1997-1999

    Development and management of a new R&D-Center for the Trierenberg-Companies (Trierenberg Holding AG, Tannpapier, Delfort-Group).

  • 1999-2000

    Senior consultant for strategic projects at Energie AG.

  • 2000

    Managing director of GmbH (Branch of Consors Direktbank AG).

  • Since 2001

    Self-employement as independent certified consultant



  • Generally sworn and court-certified expert for the following fields:
    • Chemical technology (esp. production, investigation)
    • General applied chemistry, general analytical chemistry (only for organic chemistry)
    • Work organization, company organization (planning, management, training of managers)
      • Specialization: process organization, business processes
    • Business administration
      • Specialization: risk analysis and development and analysis of crisis management systems
  • Business license for management consultancy (including the business organization)
  • Authorization to run research institutes certified according to EN 17025
  • Lead auditor for TSM (Technical Security Management) certifications for Oesterreichs Energie

Additional skills:

  • Business fluent English language skills
  • Lead author of a large number of international patents
  • Paper and pulp technology (SCA Graphic Paper SE)
  • Printing technology (SCA Graphic Paper UK and De Telegraaf Mediahuis NL)
  • Former member of TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry) and CORESTA (Cooperation Center for Scientific Research Relative to Tobacco)Oesterreichs Energie