Professional Career

12/2019 CEO
Karl Eugen Fischer GmbH, Burgkunstadt

Number of member responsibility: 500
- Manufacturer of cord cutting machinery for the tire industry
06/2008-04/2013 CEO
SHW AG, Aalen

Number of member responsibility: 1000
- Automotive supplier (Tier 1) for engine and transmission components and brake discs
- IPO in 2011, investor relations, refinancing
- Profitable growth
- Foundation of SHW Shanghai
- Stabilization on a profitable level in 2009
- M&A-projects
- Award for private equity-transaction (Deloitte)
09/2005-06/2008 Managing Director
SHW Automotive GmbH, Aalen

Number of member responsibility: 600
- Company sale to private equity by MAN concern
- Spin-off non automotive
- Profitable growth
- Turnaround of a business unit
- Director of the Board in Canada und Mexico (€ 70m turnover) and Brazil (€ 8m)
01/2001-09/2005 Business Unit Manager
SHW GmbH, Bad Schussenried

Number of member responsibility: 300
- P&L-responsibility for plant hydraulic pumps
- product innovations (e.g. variable pumps, camshaft phaser)
- turnover doubled in 6 years
05/2000-12/2000 Project Manager
Audi AG / Cosworth Technology Ltd. , UK

Number of member responsibility: 50
- Secondment abroad by Audi AG
- Technical and commercial project responsibility
- Coordination of design, testing and prototype department
04/1996-04/2000 Head of Mechanical Development Petrol Engines
Audi AG, Neckarsulm

Number of member responsibility: 14
- Technical coordination with vehicle development, quality management and production departments
- Assistant manager for engine and vehicle repair-shop
- Joint project with Volkswagen
- Appointment to Audi Management in 1999
11/1991-03/1996 Team leader CAD Engine Systems / Project Engineer
Freudenberg Dichtungs- und Schwingungstechnik KG, Weinheim

Number of member responsibility: 3
- Implemented 3D-CAD (Unigraphics)
- Developed innovative engine components
- Construction of testing center (engine testbeds, road simulator)