Felix Hess of Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH, Wackersdorf is Project Manager of the Year 2013
The IAPM International Association of Project Managers is delighted to present the IAPM Project Manager of the Year award to Felix Hess, Project Manager at Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH, Wackersdorf. The IAPM selected him as Project Manager of the Year on the basis of a comparison of the best Certified Senior Project Manager profiles over the last twelve months. The IAPM has chosen Felix Hess for several reasons. Firstly, he gained a distinction in the comprehensive written examination for Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM) certification. He also received an extremely high score compared with all other certificate holders for his experience as project manager. The decision about who to present the award to is based, firstly, on the criteria of project management knowledge and experience. Felix Hess possesses both, which is why he has such extensive project management competence. However, the IAPM also considers the third criterion of the project manager’s personal conduct in a project environment. Felix has managed many different types of projects at Gerresheimer. His project superiors and colleagues, including Wolfgang Kern and Alexander Schwab, have all confirmed that he is an exemplary project manager who deals with customers, the executive management, management colleagues and project team members equally professionally.
Felix’s personal traits that people particularly appreciate are his excellent communication skills and his approach to project management. People enjoy working with him and helping him to bring his projects to a successful conclusion. As a result of his personal interpretation of the project manager’s job, he is able to identify strongly with any project that he is assigned to, which ensures an optimum project outcome for all involved. Whether his team has five or more than fifty members, he manages the project professionally, caters to the customer’s needs and requirements to its satisfaction and ensures that the project delivers the agreed result.
Felix has headed complex investment and development projects in the pharmaceuticals sector. This includes collaboration on the preparation of specifications, the development of prototypes up to the series manufacture stage and compliance with deadlines and budgets for production equipment installation. It is therefore all the more remarkable that most of the projects he manages extend over a period of one year or more and are of strategic importance for the Gerresheimer organisation.
For all of the above reasons, the IAPM has decided that Felix Hess has all the qualities of an ideal project manager and that he should receive the IAPM International Association of Project Managers’ Project Manager of the Year Award.
We hope that many other project managers will follow his example, that he will continue to enjoy project management and be successful in all of his projects.