Ansgar Hinz was born in Krefeld, Germany on May 26, 1965. He finalized two apprenticeships in mechanical and electrical design. He graduated in electrical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 1994.
He joined Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH (MR) in 1994 as the Head of the Technical Documentation Department. One year later he became the Head of the International Marketing Department. In 2001 Ansgar Hinz joined the 100% subsidiary of MR Messko in Oberursel and in 2003 he became General Manager of Messko GmbH. Between 2008 and 2011 he was additionally responsible as CSO for all Business purposes of the Reinhausen Group in the Americas Region and General Manager of Reinhausen Canada in Montreal. In 2010 - as Director Business Unit Power Distribution - he additionally became responsible for all Reinhausen activities related to Smart Grid, Distribution Network Technologies and Renewable Energies.
Since April 2016 Hinz is the CEO of VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies.
From 2000 to 2003 he worked avocationally as a university lecturer at the Technical College Heilbronn.