Peter Claussen was born in Humptrup, Germany in 1963. In 1998 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Höft & Wessel AG, the leading German manufacturer of mobile data acquisition devices and ticketing machines. Mr. Claussen is responsible for sales and marketing and service and manufacturing activities of Höft & Wessel.
After completing his schooling in 1984 Mr. Claussen began to study Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, graduating in 1989. During his work for Hewlett Packard in the USA, he additionally obtained his Master of Business Administration at the University of Santa Clara, California.
Peter Claussen began his professional career in 1989, when he joined Hewlett Packard`s Integrated System Division in Sunnyvale, USA. From 1989 – 1991 he worked there as a Software Development Engineer until he became R&D Project Manager from 1991 – 1993. In 1993 he came back to work for Hewlett Packard in Germany as a District Manager for technical information systems. In October 1995 Peter Claussen joined Höft & Wessel, Germany.