• Master Black Belt GE
  • MSc Engineering
  • 20 yrs experience in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Commercial


  • Director,  Six Sigma Europe, GE Capital
  • Director, Supply Chain & Customer Service, GE Lighting Europe

Before founding R&G France-Switzerland together with Piet van Abeelen, I held several leadership positions as Operations Director for GE Lighting Europe, Six Sigma & e-Business  Leader for GE Capital Real Estate Europe, Master Black Belt Manufacturing Europe for GE Lighting. Before that I was Quality Advancement Engineer in the automotive industry (Timken) and Quality Manager in the medical industry (Johnson & Johnson). In these roles I developed my expertise in Continuous Improvement and my affinity for employee involvement. I discovered in these early days that the most rewarding activity for me was to help people further develop their full potential through responsibility, autonomy, accountability, using direct communication and feedback. The power of leading teams to develop new visions and achieve together previously unreached levels of performance has no limits.

Helping people further develop their full potential is for me the most rewarding activity”

christian.mertz@rnggc.com12 Place de la Bastille 75011 Paris, FranceTel: +33 (0) 626 566 100