Jean-Luc Kastner is a graduated Engineer with masters in Process Engineering and Industrial Design.
In 1978, Jean-Luc starts his corporate career with Hewlett Packard Medical Products Group (today Philips Medical Systems) in France as a Sales Representative. He gets his first management role in 1983 as a District Sales Manager for the north of France. In 1985 he moves with his family to Germany and embraces a new career path: Strategic Marketing Management. In 1986 promoted Worldwide Marketing Manager of HP’s top line of Patient Monitoring Systems he leads a product design and development team in Germany and in Boston (USA).
In 1994 he joins Fresenius AG in Frankfurt first as International Marketing Director and then as Vice President International for the Intensive Care Division. In both functions he deploys massive reengineering projects resulting in restoring the overall profitability of the division. In 1997 he moves to the European Headquarters of Boston Scientific where he undertakes the reshaping of the Endoscopic Sales Organisation.
In 1999, Jean-Luc founds a European Consultancy firm (JLK Conseils Management Consultants) focused on the Healthcare Sector. Consulting Coaching and Teaching in three languages (French, German and English), Jean-Luc teaches General Management and Leadership Skills by blending his own field experience with a management model he has developed with the Ned Herrmann Group.
In 2005 JLK Conseils becomes a regular business partner of ValueSelling.be
Jean-Luc has been working in Management and Process Development for high technology Companies such as General Electric, HP, Philips Medical Systems and large industrial groups such as Ansell, Iggesund Paperboard over to highly focused companies such as the Bank of International Settlements or ERI Bancaire in Switzerland. He has been instrumental in reengineering sales organisations in several companies amongst them Medtronic, Datalogic and GE Healthcare.
Aside from his training and consulting activities, Jean-Luc is a certified Professional Coach. he supports managers at BD Diagnostics, Iggesund Paperboard and Biosite.