Peter Hansch, MBA, PhD
President and CEO
"If you don’t aim for perfection, you can never reach
excellence" – these words are evident in every aspect
of Dr. Hansch's business philosophy and provide the foundation
of our company's success. His professional endeavors are supported
by an impressive academic background including a doctorate degree
in laser physics and an MBA from The Ohio State University where
he also received the university's prestigious Leadership Award.
In addition, Dr. Hansch possesses extensive hands-on business
experience and an in-depth understanding of the need for outstanding
customer service. His business career began as a teenager when
he started his first company, the Kangarangs Boomerang Company.
After completing his university education, he joined Siemens
Management Consulting and led client teams for international
consulting projects in the U.S. and Germany. During this time,
Dr. Hansch deepened his understanding of cross-cultural challenges
and his appreciation for the significance of effective communication.
In founding Executive Translations, Inc., a company division
Graphics, Inc., Dr. Hansch continues to support clients
in bridging linguistic and cultural gaps. Using his in-depth
knowledge of clients’ needs, dedication to quality, and
commitment to supporting the professional development of each
Executive Translations employee, Dr. Hansch leads the Executive
Translations team in maintaining the company's uncompromising
level of excellence.
Director of Language Services
As Director of Language Services, Eric Patton is operationally responsible for all translation activities. He manages daily projects and ensures that the Executive Translations standard of excellence is upheld for each and every assignment. Mr. Patton holds a graduate degree from Princeton University, where he also taught German Language and Literature for five years. He has several years of professional experience translating a variety of challenging document types in the fields of business and technology. This experience, his solid academic background, and his years spent studying and living in Germany help to ensure Executive Translationsís superior quality standards and competitive edge.