Josef Patzelt SELECTEAM Deutschland



Partner / Senior Management Consultant

„There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.“ (Elbert G. Hubbard)


This quotation from the American essayist has influenced Josef Patzelt in his career to date in the selection and recruitment of the "right" candidates. After training as a forwarding agent, he worked for over 20 years as a manager and managing director in the logistics industry, before moving to recruitment consultancy in 1995.


His focus is on attracting executives and specialists to companies with technically demanding products or services.


For many years, he has been successfully filling positions such as managing directors, commercial managers, sales managers, etc. for companies with medium-sized structures. In addition, his technical expertise includes technical managers, production managers, logistics managers and quality managers. His clients include, above all, German family-owned companies, including some hidden champions who have trusted him for years - also on account of his experience in the sustainable securing of successful corporate succession.


Mr. Patzelt has particular expertise in the following industries:

  • Automotive Chemistry
  • Plastic Logistics
  • IT Aerospace Engineering
  • Air conditioning and temperature control technology 
  • Machinery, apparatus and plant construction 


We are pleased that we were able to gain an experienced partner for our team in Düsseldorf with Mr. Patzelt.