Professional Career

09/2019-05/2020 CEO
Lechner AG, Rothenburg ob der Tauber/Germany

Number of member responsibility: 600
- Restructuring of the company
- Financial stabilization and going concern
03/2014-08/2019 CEO
Kinnarps GmbH, Worms/Germany

Number of member responsibility: 300
- Restructuring of the German entity
- Integration of the German entity into the group structure
- Development and implementation of a growth strategy
01/2011-04/2012 CEO
Rational GmbH, Riemsloh/Germany

Number of member responsibility: 179
- Implementation of the restructuring plan issued by Bain & Company on behalf of the syndicate of banks
- Realignment of the enterprise, repositioning of the brand, on sales
- Identify and implement synergies within the international group (standardized components, procurement)
02/2008-12/2010 Managing Director Profit Center Alno International
Alno AG, Pfullendorf/Germany

Number of member responsibility: 180
- Restructuring of all international subsidiaries and transformation to service and sales driven units (from originally legal entities)
- Set-up and implementation of the two business and restructuring plans "Alno international" and "Alno 2013"
08/2003-01/2008 Director Export Sales
Bulthaup GmbH & Co. KG, Aich/Germany

Number of member responsibility: 57
- Successful launch and worldwide market penetration of the new kitchen furniture system bulthaup b3, along with a new pricing structure based on performance criteria
- Development and implementation of a comprehensive business plan with double-digit growth (starting 2005) and all-time record in 2007
11/2002-07/2003 Vice President Sales
Goldpfeil AG, Offenbach/Germany

Number of member responsibility: 70
- Original task: Repositioning of the brand and development and implementation of a business and growth plan
- Additional responsibility including shut-down and relocation of production to Mainland China (near Shenzhen) and complete integration of sales and administration into the Egana Group
01/1997-10/2002 Director International Sales
C. Josef Lamy GmbH, Heidelberg/Germany

Number of member responsibility: 28
Implementation of the business strategy "direct sales Europe". 10-15% yearly growth rates in both revenue and profitability achieved.
- Set-up and implementation of a business plan for the overseas markets. 7% yearly growth rates in both revenue and profitability achieved.
10/1994-12/1996 Director Export Sales
Ferdinand Menrad GmbH + Co. KG, Munich/Germany

Number of member responsibility: 5
- Solving problems in Asian markets caused by significant quality issues (and bad debt accordingly)
- Entered new markets in Middle East and in South America (Mercosur trade zone)
- Supporting the relocation of production to China
01/1992-09/1994 Export Manager
OWP Optische Werke GmbH, Passau/Germany

Number of member responsibility: 1
- Better market penetration in Europe and entering new markets in Middle East and in North America
- Sustainable growth in Europe was achieved, the new markets Italy, Middle East (Arabian peninsula) and the USA were entered
06/1991-11/1991 Freelance Trainer and Coach
CDI Computer Data Institut, Schwerin and Leipzig/Germany

Number of member responsibility: 0
Freelance trainer in business administration, economics and law at job training centers for unemployed people in Schwerin and Leipzig