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Helmut Hergeth

Assoc Professor

Textiles Complex 3318


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


  • 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 – Principles of Retail and Supply Chain Management in Textiles
  • BUS 320 – Financial Management
  • ACC 200 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Graduate Projects

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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

Area(s) of Expertise

Brand Management and Marketing
Supply Chain Management
Textile Technology


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