Detlef Rethage, Vice President
Detlef was born in Germany and graduated with a master’s degree in engineering and an MBA. He started in the chemical industry with Huels AG in Germany, followed by expat assignments in Italy and the US. He has extensive mergers & acquisitions experience in the chemical industry. For the last 13 years, Detlef has held the position of President of Avecia, a Pharma manufacturer, later acquired by Nitto Denko of Japan. His interests include over 10 years as an angel investor with LauchPad Ventures, over 10 years as an advisor to Brightwood Capital, NYC, and the start-up accelerator MassChallegene, Boston. In his personal life Detlef is happily married to Alicia with six children and grandchildren. He enjoys playing pickle ball, traveling, helping the local community, longevity, and improving the quality of life for 55+ folks. He is a full-time resident of Marco Island, FL.