Erwin started his professional career in 1988 at Coopers & Lybrand (currently PwC) as a tax lawyer, focusing on both corporate accounts as well as taxation of expatriates. He joined GE in 1993 as Compensation Manager for GE Plastics Europe and has since built expertise in both industrial businesses as well as financial services. Between 1993 and 1998, he held various human resource leadership roles with GE Plastics in Europe. Following his appointment as Manager Global Compensation for GE Plastics in 1999, Erwin moved to the U.S.
In 2000, he joined GE Capital as Director Human Resources for the European Equipment Management business. Erwin was named Director Human Resources for GE Plastics Europe and Global Automotive in 2003. Subsequently Erwin joined GE Commercial Finance where he was appointed Managing Director, Human Resources for Corporate Financial Services Europe in 2006. In 2009, Erwin joined GE Energy as Senior Human Resources Manager for Europe, then in 2011 assumed the role of Senior Human Resources Manager for GE Global Growth Organization and for GE Corporate in Europe. In 2017 he joined Falco Enterprises. Erwin also serves on the Supervisory Board of Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof since April 2018. Erwin holds a tax law degree from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands.