Interim- and reference projects

04/2020-04/2021 Out-of-court business recovery program lead
Family owned business: maintenance and refurbishment services heavy industries, Eschweiler, Aachen Area/D

Transition process designed and executed achieving out-of-court recovery of the firm: financial planning put in place, corporate leadership re-established, lean-6-sigma introduced, contributions of the shareholders clarified, implementation program for digital order-to-cash processes launched
11/2018-12/2019 Managing Director (COO), project lead
ICM Technologies GmbH: Facility Mgmt. driven engineering and planning services for energy efficiency improvement projects , Hamburg/D

Number of member responsibility: 17
Operational implementation execution of renewed business model to achieve M&A maturity of the firm: integrated financial planning put in place, cash-mgmt. introduced, customer portfolio revised, receivables outstanding cut by 50%, workflow based PM-tool implemented, national service partnering network put in place, MD recruited and trained
01/2018-10/2018 Program Office lead value stream relocation
Bosch Rexroth AG, Industrial hydraulics division, Bosch Group, Lohr a.M., Würzburg Area/D

Design and control of 5 product transfers (4 sites, D, RO, IND): value approx. 140 mio.€, reporting to the steering committee as part of the board of directors; program management according to PMI-standard established; project work supervised up to quality gate approval for relocation
08/2017-10/2017 Senior Management Consultant
Mid-sized industrial groups: Bystronic Laser AG (Maschinenbau), Getinge/Maquet (Medizintechnik), Niederönz, Zurich Area/CH | Rastatt, Heidelberg Area/D

Tasks: Project development and implementation enabling digital transformation roadmaps for ERP/MES/CNC-Systems, automation and "Internet-of-Things" (IoT); PMO support
Results: "Operations Model" for end-to-end supply chain processes presented to the director's board; options for revised business positioning worked out; innovation workshops executed
07/2016-05/2017 Senior Management Consultant, Project Lead
Family owned industry group: Paper recycling, cardboard manuf., packaging , Mayen, Koblenz Area/D

Corporate redesign and strategic planning extrajudicial recovery environment: lead of steering committee sessions, preparation of site closure/transfer, due diligence/ target analysis in M&A context in cooperation with lawyers, auditors, consultants and director's board, financial liquidity monitoring support
Revised business model designed and milestones for the division's turnaround presented to owners for approval; financial requirements communicated; division's solvency situation stable; business plan available; launch of 1st wave implementation catalogue executed, hand-over to local specialists in charge done
07/2015-07/2016 Business recovery program lead, member of the board
Family owned industry group: steel works for energy distribution systems, Bad Marienberg/Rhein-Main Area/D

EBIT-driven recovery program executed, re-establishng controlling, reporting, business planning; operational loss cut by approx. 30% vs. FC; 1st level corporate lead and 2nd level management team recruited/realigned; ERP reinvestment program concluded
03/2015-07/2015 Management Consultant; restructuring project lead
Family driven LLC: furniture manufacturer, Bad Lippspringe, Paderborn Area/D

Strategic and operational repositioning of the company in highly competitive market environment; design of efficiency improvement program; value analysis within the product portfolio; financial mid-term planning quantifying required corporate funding of reinvestment initiatives
09/2014-11/2014 Post Merger Integration Lead
Stock company: premium kitchen manufacturer, Pfullendorf, Konstanz Area/D | Zurich, Arbon/CH

Design of post merger efficiency improvement program; execution of value analysis: validation of savings potentials; delivery of business case sister company, Switzerland; facilitator of operations transfer and site closure during critical project phase - reporting to Chairman of the Executive Board
10/2013-03/2014 Managing Director (CEO, CRO) Operations
Family Office: first tier electronic manufacturing services company (automotive/railway/medical devices), Deutschlandsberg, Graz/A

Number of member responsibility: ca. 320
Reconfiguration of corporate structure under high workload in corporate profitability crisis environment; re-engineering of order-to-cash/purchase-to-pay processes according to high product complexity and order entry speed in Operations and New Product Launch environment; financial liquidity control
04/2013-08/2013 Managing Director (CEO)
Portfolio Company Private Equity: refractories manufacturing for industrial kilns construction, Melle, Osnabrück Area/D

Number of member responsibility: ca. 220
Corporate leadership under german insolvency act; business model evaluation according to german auditor´s standards IDW; assets and financial liquidity management according to german legislation; initiation of subsequent M&A process controlled by the insolvency administrator
06/2012-03/2013 Program manager corporate restructuring SCM
eCola GmbH (; PE controlled start-up; web-based trade and logistics company, food, Hanover, Dresden/D

Design and implementation of a turnaround program on board level in fast changing business requirements environment; Validation of business model offering web-based sales and delivery services; result achieved: massive increase of intra-logistics service level and on-site material management
05/2012-03/2013 Program manager operational turnaround
Amicra Microtechnologies GmbH, VC-financed state-of-the-art semiconductor assembly machines, microelectronics, Regensburg/D

Design and implementation of a turnaround program on board level according to german audit standards (IDW) in cooperation with a consultancy firm mandated by the banking sector. Transition of the company´s work system from customized solutions to standard series using multi project order processing
06/2011-04/2012 CRO - Program Manager Restructuring; Board Member
Ziegelmundstückbau Braun GmbH, Extrusion Tools and Equipment for the Heavy Clay Industry, Contract Manufacturing, Friedrichshafen/D

Design and implementation of a technology driven turnaround program on board level; re-establishing appropriate leadership skills of key functions within the firm in accordance with financial auditor´s standards (IDW). Execution in cooperation with a 1st tier consultancy firm.
07/2010-06/2011 Head of Global Product & Process Development
Nobel Biocare Holding AG: Dental implants and surgery systems, Zurich/CH | Stockholm/S | Mahwah, NJ/USA | Quebec-City/CAN

Number of member responsibility: 35
Reporting to VP Operations - Restructuring of globally operating product and process development department - Industrial Engineering of new product launches prior to series manufacturing - Identify, implement, control unit cost savings in local manufacturing sites
06/2008-06/2010 Director Operations & Supply Chain
Elster Messtechnik GmbH, Elster Group, Essen/D, Lampertheim, Hude/D | Tará Tura/SK

Number of member responsibility: ca. 80
Head of operations (2 sites, IT, procurement, material planning, order processing, logistics) - Head of supply chain mgmt.: SAP work flow reengineering projects: turnover approx. 40 mio.€ p.a. - process reenigineering 3rd party logistics provider - Working Capital reduction