Helmut Oehring has extensive experience leading information technology supporting manufacturing, healthcare, global supply chain management, and marketing. He currently delivers fractional CIO services including strategy development, readiness assessments, technology evaluations, and team development from start-ups to $500M enterprises. His current initiatives include ERP quick-start programs, HCM selections, and cloud migrations for discrete manufacturers, food processing companies, and professional services organizations. Helmut has experience pursuing global customers with CRM solutions, supporting LEAN manufacturing with ERP deployments, automating shop floors with AI & Industrial IoT innovations, delivering cutting edge Business Intelligence solutions, and managing IT transitions through M&A activities.
Previously, as the CIO for Ascend Clinical, Helmut established a CRM strategy leveraging Salesforce, fully automated the lab floor with Siemens technology, and delivered an innovative digital product that retained customers. Formerly, he was Executive Vice President with Asteelflash, envisioning and implementing technology strategies to grow revenue and improve profitability. He was responsible for the Integration and IT divisions for the company including staff with locations across North America, Europe, North Africa and Asia with headquarters in Paris, France. Helmut was also a Vice President at CoorsTek with broad responsibilities for Business Transformation through IT, manufacturing ceramic materials, and purchasing raw materials globally from a portfolio of suppliers. He managed three operating facilities in the US supplying ceramic materials for customers worldwide.
Helmut earned a MBA from Indiana University after spending his undergraduate years at the University of Illinois graduating with a B.S. degree in Computer Science. After growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Helmut and his wife Vicki enjoy family-life with four children in the Denver, Colorado area. Broncos, scuba, and skiing are household favorites.