Professional Career

10/2015: Founding Director, Bostel Consulting - Your First Choice For Automotive, Hamburg, Germany

Transformation Management, Supplier Quality Management, Make in India - Make in China

07/2014 - 09/2015: Senior Vice President & General Manager Global Braking

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Glinde, Germany and Southfield, Michigan

Number of member responsibility: 7000

Integration of Honeywell Friction Materials and Federal-Mogul Global Braking to become the true global market leader in the Braking Segment with engineering centers in 4 countries (Brazil, US, Europe and China), and 18 manufacturing locations in 13 countries (Brazil, Mexico, US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Romania, India, China, South Africa).

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board, F-M Bremsbelag GmbH, Germany
  • MD, F-M Friction Materials Germany & International GmbH, Germany
  • President, F-M Aftermarket Europe SA & Fricción España SLU, Spain
  • President, F-M Aftermarket Europe SAS, France
  • Member of the Board, F-M Friction Materials SRL, Ploiesti, Romania
  • Company representative, FEMFM, Federation of European Manufacturers of Friction Materials 
  • Company   Representative, VDA, German Automotive Association

04/2008 - 07/2014: President Friction Materials Honeywell Transportation Systems,

Hamburg, Germany and Rolle, Switzerland

Number of member responsibility: 3000

Turnaround of Honeywell Friction Materials, a global Braking Supplier with engineering centers in 5 countries (Brazil, US, Europe, China, Australia), and 11 factories in 9 countries (Brazil, US, France, Spain, Germany, China, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand) from nearly bankruptcy to breakeven.

  • Chairman of the board of FMP, a JV between Honeywell & Bosch for SE Asia with manufacturing locations in Australia, Malaysia & Thailand
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Honeywell Bremsbelag GmbH, Germany
  • MD, Honeywell Friction Materials Germany & International GmbH, Germany
  • President, Honeywell Aftermarket Europe SA & Fricción España SLU, Spain
  • President, Honeywell Aftermarket Europe & Matériaux de Friction SAS, France
  • Member of the Board, Honeywell Holding Deutschland GmbH, Germany
  • Member of the Board, Honeywell Friction Materials SRL, Ploiesti, Romania
  • Member of the Board, Honeywell Aftermarket Europe SRL, Italy
  • Member of the Board, Honeywell Aftermarket Europe Ltd, UK
  • Company representative, FEMFM, Federation of European Manufacturers of Friction Materials 
  • Company   Representative, VDA, German Automotive Association
  • Company Representative, CLEPA, European Assoc. of Automotive Suppliers

08/2006 - 03/2008: Vice President & GM EMEA, Home Environmental Controls

Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions, Switzerland

Number of member responsibility: 400

Managed top and bottom line improvement of Honeywell's EMEA  home and hydronic heating controls business with engineering centers in 3 countries (UK, Germany, CZ) and 5 factories in 4 countries (UK, NL, Germany, CZ). Established European Heating Controls Alliance to promote retrofit controls.

  • Member of the Board, EHCA, European Heating Controls Association
  • Member of the Board, VdZ, German Heating Industry Association
  • Member of the Board, VDMA German Valve Manufacturing Association
  • Member of the Board, IO-Homecontrol Association

10/2000 - 07/2006: Sales Director Aftermarket  DACH

Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions Germany

Number of member responsibility: 200 

Managed top and bottom line improvement of Honeywell's DACH aftermarket business for home & building control products, sales integration of BRAUKMANN, CENTRA and MNG brands including redeployment of sales force, and supported introduction of salesforce.com, order management and central warehousing.

 

10/1998 - 09/2000: Business Unit Director Home Comfort & Systems

Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions, Scotland

Number of member responsibility: 300

Managed key european product launches for Honeywell's fan coil thermostats and wireless home control and home automation products.  Achieved top and bottom line improvement of Honeywell's UK indoor air quality business. Received Quality Scotland Award (2000) for Newhouse operations.

 

07/1991 - 09/1998: Engineering Director, Water Controls EMEA

Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions, Germany

Number of member responsibility: 50

Managed key european product developments for Honeywell's EMEA water controls business like water control and hydronic heating valves. Managed post-merger integration of BRAUKMANN and MNG engineering. Received Honeywell’s European techn. Achievement Award (1995, 1997) for Pro/E 3D rapid prototyping.

 

01/1987 - 06/1991: Marketing & Engineering Team Leader Home & Building Controls

Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions, Germany

Number of member responsibility: 10

Managed key european product developments for Honeywell's EMEA room & heating controls business. Supported offshore manufacturing in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan. Supported introduction of SEI structured software development process.

Education & Training

  • Prince2 Project Management (Germany, 2016)
  • VDA 6.3 Process Auditor (Germany, 2015)
  • FACT Finance as a Competitive Tool Program (US, 2012)
  • Honeywell Executive Development Program (US, China, India, UAE, 2011)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt (UK, 2000)
  • Assessor EFQM European Foundation for Quality Management (Germany, 1996)
  • PhD in Energy Management, University of Stuttgart (Germany, 1984-1989)
  • Dipl.-Ing., HVAC & Applied Software Engineering, University of Stuttgart (1977-1983)