Welcome on the DDIM-Website of Dipl. Ing. Karlheinz Zuerl!

42 years of experience in the Automotive Industry as Toolmaker, Project manager, Quality manager, Purchasing Director and General Manager (OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers). 25 years working experience in Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Korea). Since 2013, I have been working as Interim General Manager and consultant in electric mobility, machinery and high-tech parts in China. Focusing on business development, restructuring, relocation, supplier development, cost reduction, manufacturing.


  • Coaching of Asian managers, Implementation of proper KPIs and High-Performance Culture
  • Business development in Asia-Pacific, Corporate Turnaround & Restructuring
  • quality management (audits, 0-Failure-rate, quality cost optimization)
  • sourcing, supplier development, strategic purchasing, supply chain
  • Expert in Change Management: Cost Reduction, TPS & Lean management
  • marketing, sales: Supporting sales organization by training and customer visits
  • General Management: effective communication with HQ and staff, P&L responsibility