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

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. 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).


  • 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