Helmut Hergeth

Helmut Hergeth

Associate Professor, TATM

Fashion and Textile Management: Textile Brand Management and Marketing
Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

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About Helmut Hergeth

Dr. Helmut H. Hergeth is an Associate Professor in the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State University. He holds a BS degree in Textiles from North Carolina State University, an MBA and a Ph.D. in Business Management from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany.

Helmut Hergeth joined the faculty of the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State in 1991. Prior to this he worked for Akzo-Nobel’s Fiber and Polymer Division in Germany and in the United States as Export Manager and as Marketing Manager. He also worked as a Researcher at the Forschungstelle für allgemeine und Textile Marktwirtschaft at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany, working on forecasting and investment decisions for the textile industry.

Dr. Hergeth’s teaching and research focus on Strategic Cost Management issues and Economic Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries, and on Textile Technology Management and Technology Roadmapping. He also works on concepts of Business Visualization and on how to integrate business management and entrepreneurship principles into textile education.


  • Business Management Applications in Textiles and associated industries
  • Strategic Cost Management and Price / Cost Relationships
  • Technology Roadmapping and Knowledge Creation
  • Economic Sustainability in Textiles
  • Business Visualization
  • Textile Education, integration of entrepreneurship and business concepts into traditional textile education

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Business Management, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, 1986
  • MBA Diplomkaufmann, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, 1982
  • B.S. Textiles, North Carolina State University, Raleigh , 1980


Reducing Fit Variation in Denim Jeans Manufacturing
Khairnar, A. A., Rothenberg, L., & Hergeth, H. (2021, April 15). , . Presented at the Textile & Fashion Innovation Congress (TFIC).
Workshop on Apparel Management
Hergeth, H. (2020, February). , . Presented at the Unicor, Cary, NC.
Workshop on Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Hergeth, H. (2020, March). , . Presented at the Opus College of Management, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN.
Workshop on Management in the Apparel Industry
Hergeth, H. (2020, January). , . Presented at the (TC)2, Apex, NC.
Business Planning and Technological Change
Hergeth, H. (2019, September). , . Presented at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Business and Finance in Global Settings
Hergeth, H. (2019, June). , . Presented at the Suntory, Denham Grove, UK.
Business and Finance in Turbulent Times.
Hergeth, H. (2019, June). , Presented at the Suntory, Madrid, Spain.
Finance Management in Legal Corporations
Hergeth, H. (2019, October). , . Presented at the Foley-Hoag, Boston, MA.
Financial Management in Law Firms
Hergeth, H. (2019, April). , . Presented at the New York, NY.
Global Management and Technology Substitution
Hergeth, H. (2019, November). , . Presented at the Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

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  • TTM 561 - Strategic Technology Management in the Textile Complex ,
  • TTM 583 - Strategic Planning for Textile Firms ,
  • TTM 791 - Advanced Studies in Textile Technology Management ,
  • FTM 481 - Product Costing in the Textile and Apparel Industry ,
  • FTM 484 - Strategic Management and Decision Making for the Textile Firm ,
  • FTM 380 - Management and Control of Textile and Apparel Systems ,
  • FTM 282 - Introduction to Textile Brand Management and Marketing ,
  • FTM 220 - Principles of Retail and Supply Chain Management in Textiles ,
  • BUS 320 - Financial Management ,
  • ACC 200 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting ,

Additional Information

Graduate Projects

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Areas of Expertise