Heinz Ruch

Chief Business Development Officer

Heinz Ruch, a hearing industry veteran, serves as Starkey’s Chief Business Development Officer.

In his role, Heinz Ruch leads corporate strategies aimed at growing and developing Starkey’s global footprint. He also oversees Starkey’s US networks, Audibel and NuEar, and its third-party business unit, American Hearing Benefits. With his 20 years of hearing industry experience, including his most recent leadership position as President and CEO of a major hearing aid retailer in the US, Heinz Ruch brings invaluable experience, leadership and knowledge to Starkey.

Prior to moving to the United States in 2008, Heinz Ruch worked in Germany, Switzerland and Austria in executive-level positions within some of the industry’s leading organizations. He is accomplished in acquisitions, new-market entry, reorganizations and turnarounds, and rapid growth and expansion strategies. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the ZHAW University of Applied Sciences, and his Commercial Banking Diploma from UBS, Zurich, Switzerland. He became a US citizen in 2018 and is fluent in English, German and French.