Interim Projects

02/2018: Business Development Manager ad interim, Tier2 & Aftermarket Automotive Supplier, China

Strategy and Europe Aftermarket Business Development for an automotive supplier in China (1000+ employees, $100m+ turnover).

02/2017 - 07/17: Business Development Manager ad interim, Tier2 & Aftermarket Automotive Supplier, China

Strategy and China Aftermarket Business Development for an automotive supplier in China (1000+ employees, $100m+ turnover).

09/2016 - 12/2016: Strategy Consultant, Tier2 & Aftermarket Automotive Supplier, Germany

Strategy and European Business Development for an automotive supplier in Europe (4800+ employees, €700m+ turnover).

06/2016 - 12/2016: Interim Business Development Manager ad interim, Tier2 & Aftermarket Automotive Supplier, Spain

Strategy and European Aftermarket Business Development for an automotive supplier in Europe (350+ employees, €50m+ turnover).

11/2015 - 03/2016: Interim Business Development Manager ad interim, Tier2 & Aftermarket Automotive Supplier, India

Strategy and European Aftermarket Business Development for an automotive supplier in India (5000+ employees, $200m+ turnover).

Transformation Projects

2014 - 2015: Post-Merger Integration Manager, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Global Braking, Hamburg, Germany and Southfield, Michigan

Integration of Honeywell Friction Materials and Federal-Mogul Global Braking to become the true global market leader in the Braking Segment with engineering centres 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).

  • Formed global tier 1&2 leadership teams from best talents of both companies
  • System integration from payroll to business systems to site migrations
  • Established one global project & quality management system for OE business
  • Established FMOS global operating & quality system for all factories 
  • Established global SIOP sales, inventory & operations planning process
  • Divestiture of two operations in Germany and France following a commitment vis-a-vis the European Commission, and closing of one site in US.

2008 - 2014: Transformation Manager, Honeywell Transportation Systems, Friction Materials, Hamburg, Germany and Rolle, Switzerland

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.

  • 2013 - 2014: Divestiture of Honeywell Friction Materials until closing in July. Preparation of management presentations, due-diligence material, clean room including detailed pre-integration and separation planning.
  • 2013 - 2014: Established Trademark and Technology License agreement with Automotive company in India and opened greenfield manufacturing facility in Manesar, Gurgaon.
  • 2013: Closing of Guangzhou, China operations and transfer to Chongqing. Established sending and receiving teams following Honeywell's global standard transition planning process incl. legal and government support. 
  • 2011 - 2013: Established Greenfield operations in Ploiesti, Romania, secured €16M grant, SOP 12 months after ground braking. Established Greenfield team following Honeywell's global transition planning process incl. legal and government support. Site fully certified and approved by VW, Daimler, BMW, PSA and others for OE brake pad production.
  • 2011 - 2013: Established Greenfield operations in Chongqing, China, secured $xxM grant, SOP 18 months after ground braking. Established Greenfield team following Honeywell's global transition planning process incl. legal and government support. Site fully certified and approved by VW, Daimler, BMW, PSA and others for OE brake pad production.
  • 2011 - 2013: Closing of Conde, France operations incl. full business transfer. Established sending and receiving teams following Honeywell's global standard transition planning process incl. legal and government support. Preparation of book 1&2 including negotiations with French trade unions and government up to minister level.
  • 2010 - 2011: Transition of European Aftermarket business model from make to buy with products engineered in Europe and manufactured in India and China. Closing of respective manufacturing plant in Spain.
  • 2008 - 2009: Transition of North American Aftermarket business model from make to buy with products engineered in US and manufactured in Mexico and China. Closing of respective manufacturing plant in US.