Dr. Rolf-Christian Wentz



Rolf-Christian Wentz

RWTH TIM Institute

Affiliated Professors - Visiting Professor


RWTH Aachen TIM,
Kackertstraße 7
52072 Aachen


Phone: +49 228 20769485
Fax Fax: +49 228 20769483

Office Hours

by appointment only


Dr. Rolf-Christian Wentz has been lecturer at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management since 2008. After his Ph.D. in Finance at the University of Cologne, Dr. Wentz has been working for decades as manager for global firms such as Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson and Campbell´s. During the last eight years he was the managing director with responsibility for business units of the latter two companies in Europe. Before being lecturer at the RWTH Aachen University, he was lecturer at the University of Hamburg since 2005. Apart his activities as lecturer, Dr. Wentz works as a business consultant and business angel.

Research Interests

  • Innovation Management
  • Technology Management
  • Marketing

Selected Publications

Wentz, R.-C. (2020). Die neue Innovationsmaschine. Wie die weltbesten Unternehmen heute Innovationen managen, Kindle Direct Publishing. Link

Wentz, R.-C. (2012). The Innovation Machine: How the world’s best companies manage innovation. Charleston, S.C.: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Link

Wentz, Rolf-Christian (2008). Die Innovationsmaschine. Wie die weltbesten Unternehmen Innovationen managen. Berlin, Heidelberg. Link