Ralf DieckhoffVP North America at DPL-US (d.b.a. Dr. Paul Lohmann, Inc.)
After earning his degree at the Bioprocess Department of the University of Applied Sciences, Hannover, Germany, in 1995, Ralf first pursued a career at a plant engineering company, serving the food, pharmaceutical and bio-processing industry.
In 1997 he accepted the position of Technical Director at Nupron GmbH, a biotech start-up near Goettingen, Germany. There, Ralf implemented numerous new processes for the company's proprietary products (enzymatically hydrolyzed poly-peptides), including continuous multi-stage fractionation cascades.
In 2002, Ralf assumed the position as project leader in a multi-national business development project at DMV International in Delhi, NY. In this role he headed the implementation of the industrial scale manufacturing and commercialization of activated Lactoferrin (aLF), a chromatographically extracted bioactive protein.
In 2007 he accepted the position of VP North America for Dr. Paul Lohmann GmbH KG in Emmerthal Germany, the world's leading manufacturer of high value minerals and chemical salts. In 2009 he transitioned to the company's new US entity on Long Island, NY, now operating under the name DPL-US. Building on his background and meanwhile 30 years of experience in biotechnologies, Ralf has been spearheading the companyâ€™s initiatives for bio-processing applications.