Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Thomas Oelschlägel

Personal data

  • born March 11, 1958 in Bremen (Germany)

Professional experience

Since 03/2009 independent Communications Consultant and Specialized Journalist (International Electronic Press Association/IEPA) in Reutlingen near Stuttgart

  • corporate and business communications focusing on the automation, automotive and broadcast sectors

05/2005 – 02/2009 Press Officer at Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH, Neckartenzlingen

  • development of the communication strategy and implementation of all activities from news releases through writing and placing of technical articles and interviews to press conferences and mentoring of journalists at trade fairs
  • establishment of a correspondents’ network at the subsidiaries in order to intensify the international press work which has recently been carried out in 7 languages
  • in charge of the press work of the EMEA Business Unit of Belden Inc., St. Louis (USA.), to which Hirschmann Automation and Control has belonged since 2007
  • via service contract responsible for the press work of Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH, Neckartenzlingen, and Triax GmbH, Pliezhausen

01/1997 – 04/2004 Press Officer of Richard Hirschmann GmbH & Co. (Hirschmann Group), Neckartenzlingen

  • coordination of the press work in Germany and abroad with the communications department of Rheinmetall AG, Duesseldorf, to which the Hirschmann Group belonged from 1997 until 2004
  • in charge of the press work of the entire Group, which operated with about 3000 employees in the sectors automation, automotive and broadcast
  • development and implementation of a database for communication controlling
  • editor in chief of employee newspaper "Kontakt"
  • writing of articles for the Rheinmetall employee newspaper "Das Profil"
  • preparation of speeches for the members of the management board
  • generation and execution of corporate publications and presentations


  • 09/1995 – 08/1996 PR trainee program at Klett WBS, Stuttgart

University Studies

  • 01/1989 – 01/1994 graduation from the faculty of historical science at the Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen (Germany), PhD
  • 04/1981 – 12/1988 academic studies of historical science and German language and literature at the Tuebingen University, Master of Arts