EXPERTISE

FAST, FLEXIBLE AND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR A MEASURABLY BETTER PERFORMANCE

A mutually defined performance strategy creates the corner stone for corporate success. This finding we portray into a business model with associated efficient processes.  Thus we determine responsibilities, identify the necessary competences and derive the system requirements. Special attention is  needed to look for “soft factors” like corporate values, corporate identity and corporate culture. Whether we act as project managers or interim managers: we convince people with fast, flexible and creative approaches – enabling accountable performance growth.

STRATEGY

Vision and Mission
Group Strategy
Business Unit Strategy
Strategic Success Factors
Strategic Goals and Tasks

PROCESS MANAGEMENT

Acquisition Processes
Supply Chain Processes
Innovation Processes
Innovation Management
Support and Management Processes

ORGANISATION

Process Prganisation
Structure
Toles and Responsibilities
Systems
Skills and Core Competencies

CULTURE AND LEADERSHIP

Corporate Values
Corporate Identity
Corporate Culture
Key Performance Indicators
Change Management

EXPERTISE

AS ENTREPRENEURS AND MANAGERS, WE KNOW YOUR CHALLENGES FROM OUR OWN EXPERIENCE

Our Interim Managers have many years of experience in the top management of medium and large corporations and solved many challenging situations which you are facing now. Our service distinguishes itself in professionalism, highest quality of delivering and supreme competence at the level of your needs, solicited specifically in content and time. A special focus we allocate to “soft factors” such as corporate values, corporate identity and corporate culture. We convince as Interims Managers with fast, flexible and creative solutions – for a measurable performance improvement.

CORPORATE SITUATIONS

Reorganisation and Restructuring
Turnaround and Reorientation
Merger and Acquisition
Resizing and Diversification
Internationalization

BENEFITS FOR OUR CLIENTS

Specific Skills of our Experts
Implementation geared Managers
Koncept to Implementation
Measurable Improvements
Fast and Flexible

PERSONNEL BOTTLENECKS

Management of demanding Projects
Bridging Vacancies
Supplementation of Know-how
Strengthening of Resources
Establishment of foreign site

PARTNER NETWORK

SeestattExperts Partner
Over 200 associated Managers
Track Record as Line Manager
Broad Management Expertise
Cross-industry Solutions

FOCUS

WIR STAND FOR INNOVATION, GROWTH, CHANGE AND PERFORMANCE

Our experts understand the challenges coming from INNOVATION, CHANGE, GROWTH and PERFORMANCE from own experience in the business world. With the application of competent methodology coupled with industrial understanding we develop together with you the optimally geared solutions for the specific requirements of your company and you support from check up to completion.

INDUSTRIES

WE ARE FAMILIAR WITH YOUR INDUSTRY –
AND BRING IN THE BEST PRACTICES FROM OTHER INDUSTRIES

Our clients are looking out for experts, which know about the problem sets of your industry. We provide you with just that and make also sure that the teams are composed of people that bring you best practices from other business areas. Careless of any business area, trade or health care: the challenges are often the same. Extend your horizon with SeestattExperts and benefit from “out-of-the- Box” ideas together with creative solution strategies from other business areas.

OUR EXPERTS

OUR EXPERIENCE TEAM OF EXPERTS WILL HELP YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS TO SUCCEED


PARTNER


INDUSTRY FOCUS

IT and Telecom, trade, industry, health care, public administration and financial services.

DEGREES

Dipl. math., MTE IMD Lausanne.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Marcel Altherr is an expert in change management projects in the IT sector, for digital strategies, complex and innovative software projects and for management of large IT project portfolios. His work is coined by the image of bridge-building between technology and general management helping to achieve strategic company objectives in a direct and sustainable way. Marcel Altherr supports companies from developing innovative ideas up to their realization, he assumes leadership for turnarounds of IT projects and follows companies in their implementation of agile methods , structures and modern innovation processes. He supports companies by heading strategic IT projects, acts as interim manager in IT organizations or as a coach and group leader of workshops. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

25 years experience as a technology manager plus years of experience in multinational companies, as CIO, Head Innovation manager and Co-founder of several start-ups as well as lecturer of various universities.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industry Applications in Machine and Plant engineering, Automotive Supply, Medical Technology, Chemistry and Renewable Energy Supply. Focus: Photovoltaic.

DEGREES

Dipl. El. Ing. ETH Zürich, MBA Insead, Fontainebleau.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Christoph Biedermann is specialized in sustainable value added projects for SME and large groups, both of which he provides with innovative strategies and pragmatic solution approaches as a basis for operational excellence. Hereby he concentrates on the entire value added chain. Implementation and results are key for him. He is an expert for change management, globalization as well as a specialist for succession planning. Besides, he is the kind of person that doesn’t shy away from rolling up his own sleeves and applying his many years of industrial leadership experience in the form of interim management. He is fluent in German and English.

EXPERIENCE

More than 20 years of management functions in the industrial and chemical business, both in international groups and in small and medium sized enterprises, member of group executive body or as a CEO. Four years of consulting work with McKinsey & Company, several board memberships.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

High-Tech, Software, IT/Telco, Industry, Textile and Defence.

DEGREES

EMBA at IMD Lausanne, El. Engineer FH; VR-CAS HSG (Certified Director for Board Effectiveness), CAS Innovation Management, CAS Global Certified Negotiator HSG, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (FH Burgdorf), Certificates in “Leading Digital Business Transformation”, “Digital Strategy”, “Digital Analytics” and “Digital Execution” from IMD Lausanne, Artificial Intelligence Diploma from MIT Sloan, Training in Systemic Principles.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Niklaus Blaser is an expert in design and implementation of strategies, digital business transformations, change processes, crises management, in business development and business planning, with organizations and processes. His current focus is on leading digital business transformation, Industry 4.0 and digital strategies. He accompanies complex, international strategy-, innovation-, M&A- and change projects. As interim manager he acts in line- and turn-around management functions. As a coach he supports start-ups as well as family businesses and coaches PMI processes. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

Leading digital business transformation at Rieter Machine Works Ltd., several change leadership mandates with RUAG, nine years of strategy, M&A and business planning experience as VP at Swisscom. Managing a turnaround as head of a service unit at Swisscom. International management experience in interdisciplinary high-tech fields as global engineering director working for DeLaRue Ltd. and Talaris Ltd. in London, product innovation at Ascom and Ericsson. He successfully evaluated and established software-nearshoring partnerships in Eastern Europe. He also coached PMI transitions as an advisor, acted as board member of a start-up company and as trustee of an educational organization.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Building Materials and Machine Construction, Automotive and Construction Glass Manufacturing.

DEGREES

Dipl.-Ing. Maschinenbau (Aachen); Executive MBA (St. Gallen).

CORE COMPETENCIES

Carsten Bremer is a pragmatic general manager with an international track record of building, leading and transforming industrial business units, and an entrepreneurial engineer with proven successes of increasing industrial performance. He has broad industrial and technical expertise and excels at managing and reducing complexity in production, logistics, quality and technology. He speaks German, English as well as French and is an innovative leader who initiates and leads changes in an international environment.

EXPERIENCE

Carsten Bremer has more than 25 years of industrial and international experience in the building materials and machine construction industries: COO Saint Gobain Building Glass Germany, CEO Saint Gobain Building Glass Switzerland, Global Investment Director and CTO Saint Gobain Building Glass. He has led successful product developments and construction of several production locations in the USA, China, India and Poland.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industrial processes, machine manufacturing, industrial plant engineering and construction, measurement technics, energy supply.

DEGREES

MSc in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the Notre Dame University and ETH, Advanced and Executive Management Development Programs, London Business School.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Arturo J. Egli has visionary, holistic, interdisciplinary and connected thinking and is known for his entrepreneurial actions. He has several years of experience in management of complex and interdisciplinary projects, general management, product management, reorganizations, outsourcing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, change management. He is very well connected in the power industry. His languages are D, E, F, I, Sp.

EXPERIENCE

CEO for over 10 years in 3 companies and over 18 board mandates. Many years of international experience in energy policies, power generation, process engineering, marketing and sales. Committee work (ASME, VSE, Swissgrid etc.)

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industry, Retail.

DEGREES

MBA ETH SCM, Federal dipl. Logistics Manager, Purchasing Manager FAH, University SG.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Paul Egloff is an expert in the analysis and optimization of supply chains, reaching from suppliers over the full value added chain up to the end user. He accompanies reorganization projects and also implements these on an interim management basis in procurement, logistics, production, SCM and operations in person or covers temporary vacancies. He is in good command of German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

More than 20 years of line management experience as head of purchasing, supply chain management and operational management in various internationally active companies. He served in a number of interim management mandates in both SME and large production and trading companies.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industry, Construction, Transport , IT, Energy and Telecommunication.

DEGREES

Dipl. El. Ing. ETH, MBA Wharton, MA Int. Studies (The Lauder Institute)

CORE COMPETENCIES

Hilton Frey is an expert on Corporate and Business Development, analysis and launching of new markets, products and services, affiliations and suppliers. The areas of conduct include divisions or business units that have a great potential or others that are performing low and hence need further investigation. Mr. Frey has completed various turnarounds and is experienced with internationally active companies where cultural issues play a role. He speaks German, English, French, Italian, Afrikaans, Portuguese and Russian.

EXPERIENCE

Group Experience with Holcim, Landis & Gyr, Ascom and Implenia, executive level consulting experience at McKinsey, PwC Consulting and BearingPoint. The last eight years he conducted various consulting, interim management and trouble-shooting mandates through his own company The Value Group.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industry Automation, Traffic Management, Banking, Insurance, IT and Telecommunication.

DEGREES

Electrical engineer graduate for systems und computer science, dissertation on robotics, Graduation as Dr. El. Ing. Several management programs at the IMD Lausanne.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. El. Ing. Andrea Gelli is an expert in project management, in application development, in the design of IT-organizations, processes and Q-systems. He is specialized on the conduct of complex ICT projects, reorganization of projects and change projects as well as cost estimation, appraisals, planning and reviewing of IT projects. He speaks German, English, French and Italian.

EXPERIENCE

Line experience as business unit head, project management at Atraxis, head of application engineering at Helsana, 10 years of consulting work at ELCA and QSM, honorary president of the oratory choir Zürich.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Automotive and Automotive Supply (OEM, Tier 1 & 2), Mechanical Engineering including suppliers, Measuring Equipment and Device Construction.

DEGREES

Banking Clerk, Diploma in Business Administration VWA, Studies in Production Technology (Pre-diploma) at the Aalen University, Process Audit VDA 6.3, Quality Field Engineer VDA 19.1 Inspector for Technical Cleanliness.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Axel Gerock is an expert in restructuring (Strategic New Orientation, Turn-around, Business Fix etc.) as well as in change management in the areas of quality (reorganization, new alignment), nationally and internationally, as well as in conception and implementation. As an educated generalist he takes on Interim Management responsibilities in companies (business management and general management). He is fluent in German, English, French and Italian and has conversational skills in Spanish and Dutch.

EXPERIENCE

Technical Sales Management/General Management in the automotive supply industry Supplier TCG Herrmann GmbH (Germany) and TCG group (8 plants in 5 countries). More than 6 years in Consulting (Steinbeis Transfer-center turn-around/financing and Axel Gerock Consulting). Worked many years within the SME/family business sector, Private Equity companies and accompanied many start-up operations. Did Pro bono work at the IHA (economic minded youth) and in general sport.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industry, Services, Transportation, Health Care, IT und Telecommunication.

DEGREES

Dr. oec. HSG.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. Bruno Glaus is an expert in the definition and implementation of performance strategies, organizations and processes. He supervised demanding strategy and reorganization projects in the area of complexity reduction and innovation management. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

Line experience as marketing executive, business unit head, and sales organization manager at HILTI, 16 years of consulting experience at McKinsey & Co. and HPO, several board memberships, pro bono work in the social field.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industry, Semiconductors, Electronics, Solar technology.

DEGREES

Dr. rer. nat. and Diplomphysiker Universität Göttingen, Max-Planck-Institute for fluid flow technology.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. Detlev Häusler is an expert in the definition and implementation of performance strategies, innovation management and restructuring. As consultant and interim manager he implements growth programs, improves the strategic positioning of companies and implements cost reduction programs.

 

EXPERIENCE

Line experience as division head with Unaxis/Oerlikon and Carl Zeiss, general manager of Schneeberger Lineartechnik 10 Years of consulting experience at McKinsey & Co. and D. Häusler Consulting, business angel of start-ups

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industry, retail, consumer goods, services, health care and media.

DEGREES

MSc Electrical Engineering ETH Zurich and MBA INSEAD Fontainebleau.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Jann Hatz is an expert in strategy formulation and digitization. He has many years of experience in strategic marketing in both B2B and B2C. He is committed to developing people and organizations so that they can grow and realize their full potential. For this, he relies on his expertise in process optimization and organizational development. He speaks German, English, French and Italian.

EXPERIENCE

Jann Hatz has over 25 years of international management experience in both project management and executive functions. He was responsible for the global marketing of a medium-sized special machinery manufacturer, headed corporate development for the Migros Group, was in corporate development at Hilti and headed strategy projects at Andersen Consulting. For more than 25 years, he has been involved with digitization topics, both customer and market related as well as for internal company applications. He is a volunteer in supporting start-ups and in the social sector and serves as an officer in the Swiss Air Force.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

IT & telecom; retail; media; med tech; industry; transportation.

DEGREES

Dr. phil. nat. (Computer Science).

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. Guido Kaufmann is an expert on IT management and business-IT alignment. Specific focus areas of his work are IT strategy, architecture and governance; IT management in transformation & change situations; M&A (IT due diligences, post merger integrations, carve outs, …); IT-performance & efficiency programs; technology & innovation management; digital transformations; sourcing. He is fluent in German, English, French.

EXPERIENCE

More than 20 years of experience as CIO/Head of IT and member of executive management boards in large and medium sized enterprises, e.g. Swisscom Innovations/Directories, Swiss Railway, Hotelplan Group or Metall Zug Group. Beside his professional activities Guido Kaufmann is guest teacher at the universities of St. Gallen and Lucerne in IT management and digital transformation. He is also co-founder of two Internet Startups.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Investment goods, semiconductor, flat panel displays, photovoltaics, biotechnology, clinical diagnostics, medical devices and chemical analytics.

DEGREES

Dr. sc. techn. ETH (Elektrotechnik); Executive MBA (HSG).

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. Reto G. Loepfe is a generalist with broad leadership experience in high-tech industries. His consulting focus is on growth strategies, business globalization and innovation. He brings a set of well-founded skills in the development of growth strategies, change management and building and leading project management offices. Dr. Loepfe works on conception level as well as on the implementation level. He speaks German and English and knows some basic Italian and French.

EXPERIENCE

More than 20 years of management experience in the areas of high-tech and life science equipment as CEO, business unit manager, executive vice president of marketing, product development, corporate quality management and as CIO. Pro bono work in the field of social, education and administration of municipalities.

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INDUSTRY FOCUS

Retail, consumer goods, industry, int’l market research, health care, Interior design/furniture and Internet Start up.

DEGREES

OPM Harvard Business School, Betriebsökonom FH specialization in Marketing.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Markus Meili is expert for strategic marketing and sales as well as innovation management with the focus on profitable growth. In his career he successfully managed very difficult turn around situations. He is a solution oriented coach and motivator with very strong skills in negotiations. With his empathy and his social competences he is a very competent mediator resolving complex conflicts. He supports shareholders & management in mastering change and orchestrates succession planning in family enterprises. As a interim manager he takes over the responsibility for turn around and /or strategical new orientation of companies.

EXPERIENCE

More than 25 years of experience in the leadership of complex service and industrial companies. Successful turn arounds as well as development of new, internet based businesses.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industry and supply-industries/investment goods, special mechanical and plant engineering entities, hidden champions, niche applications

DEGREES

PhD Engineer (RWTH Aachen), Executive MBA HSG/Santa Clara University, USA. Major in Business Engineering; Certified Supervision Expert (CSE)

CORE COMPETENCIES

Impulse generator and desired project partner for sustainability, differentiation and globalization of corporations. Within the process “from good to great” he is able to create with strategic focus a professional canvas that fosters his co-actors to willfully engage themselves with ideas, skills and self-responsibility. Coupled with the ability to think in terms of opportunities and with is gift of capturing people he creates a culture that embraces change to enterprises with a desire for them to actually re-engineer themselves. Michael Mergenbaum has a good command of German, English and Dutch and he also knows basic Russian.

EXPERIENCE

Broad functional experience based on operative and strategic general management responsibilities, global sales management, corporate development and innovation and technology management with bottom line responsibility in Europe Eastern Europe, Americas and MENA. Experienced with both SME business as well as with global group companies.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Discreet and process manufacturing, med-tech and life sciences, healthcare, trade.

DEGREES

MSc Engineering and Industrial Management ETH Zürich.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Tomasz Mlynarczyk is an expert in Value Chain Management, from strategy to operational implementation. His core areas are: Supply Chain Strategies and Operating Models, Collaboration Management, Planning and Controlling, Process and Performance Management, IT Systems and Digitalization. He speaks German, English and Polish.

EXPERIENCE

As former co-founder and partner of the consultancy company Inova Management he has profound experience in the realization of complex projects, transformation endeavours and ad-interim functions in national and international companies and corporations, with public and private ownership. He is lecturer and speaker at various educational institutions in Switzerland.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Banking and Services, Consumer- and Luxury Goods, Retail Trade and Shopping Centers

DEGREES

lic.oec.HSG (CH) – International Management Program, Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of NY (USA)

CORE COMPETENCIES

Karin Peter Dietrich is an expert in elaboration and implementation of internationalization and business development strategies. She accompanies projects with operational leadership skills and cross-cultural competence to succes by putting strategies alive. She disposes of an extensive and detailed know-how of all relevant communication and sales channels in the focus field of Retail and E-Commerce. You can rely on her strenth of an all-embracing view and synergetic combination of all touching points in the management of client relationships CRM. She speaks German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian.

EXPERIENCE

10 years in Line: Associate Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of NY (CH and USA) as well as Director Business Unit Jakob Schlaepfer & Co. AG (CH), Sales National Jockey International (CH) and International Cerruti 1881 (D) and Fink Modelle GmbH (D). 20 years as Entrepreneur: Development Export Markets and Retail Real Estate in Europe with Representative Office (RUS) as well as Interim Management Sales Marketing SMEs (CH).

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Consumer (services, products), trading (wholesale, retail), travel/tourism and hospitality.

DEGREES

BSc FHS St. Gallen, Executive Programme at London Business School (UK), IMD Lausanne.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Rolf Schafroth is an expert in designing and implementing profitable growth strategies, business transformation and digitization, turnaround and restructuring as well as leading post-merger integration. He actively supports the management in delivering strategy and change management initiatives focusing on increasing competitiveness, delivering sustainable improvements and agreed results. Rolf is fluent in German and English.

EXPERIENCE

Over 20 years of experience on senior management level of which 9 as divisional CEO and member of the Group Executive Board of a leading global (and stock listed) company and 6 years experience as divisional VP for Finance and IT. Prior to that 7 years with leading management consultancy firms (PwC, Deloitte). Deep knowledge and valuable experience with Asian markets, notably China and Japan, as well as India and Middle East. Various board positions. Guest speaker at universities.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Capital-intensive Industries, (Energy, Construction Materials/Cement, Chemicals, Pharma); Manufacturing Industries; High Tech and IT; Industrial and Business Services; Infrastructure, Private Equity.

DEGREES

Dipl.-Ing./Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. (MSc./MBA) University Karlsruhe (TH)/KIT; Management Programs ât IMD Lausanne

CORE COMPETENCIES

Tobias Schwarz is an expert on a broad range of strategy, growth, turnaround, and transformation topics. He supports clients from concept through to successful implemenation of complex change programs. Specific focus areas of his work are business/corporate strategy, innovative business and operating models, sustainable profitability improvement and cost management, digitalization, M&A, post merger management. He is fluent in German, English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

EXPERIENCE

20 years of experience in top management consulting and industry; Head of Commercial Strategies at the Holcim Group; Managing Director at Pöyry Management Consulting (Schweiz); 8 years strategy consulting with McKinsey & Company; Support of start-ups and a family-owned business in Costa Rica/Colombia

INDUSTRY FOCUS

As a specialist for the functioning of organisations, he has worked with clients across almost all industries and government agencies, with a focus on innovation oriented contexts.

DEGREES

Ph.D. in historical anthropology. Licenced in Team Syntegrity, MBTI, greytogreen et al.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Bernhard Sterchi is an expert for leadership, culture and change, and focuses on effectiveness in highly complex environments. As a trainer, consultant and coach he combines the development of managers, teams and organisations towards a higher impact and maturity. He supports his clients during specific phases such as digital and agile transformations, post merger integrations and conflict mediations, and also as a trusted adviser for longer periods of organisational development. He works in German, English, Italian and French.

EXPERIENCE

Over 12 years in human resources in chemicals and insurance, over 15 years in systems oriented consulting with Management Zentrum St. Gallen, Palladio Trusted Advisers and Seestatt Experts.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

IT and telecom market, public administration (federal and cantonal), transport and transportation.

DEGREES

University for Applied Science Osnabrück, Germany/ University of Gothenburg, Sweden: Diplomkaufmann (FH)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Certificate in Future Commerce

CORE COMPETENCIES

Ulrich Sieker is an expert in the development and optimization of organizations and their processes, as well as in supporting transformation processes. He is well versed in strategic issues and has profound knowledge in human centered design, digital transformation, use of blockchain technology, innovation and product development. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

Many years of management and leadership experience at Swisscom AG, as CFO of a large corporate unit, in the development of the subsidiary WinGo and the orientation of the service units as a sales channel. Consulting experience as Business Consultant at AWK Group and CGI Group.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Investment Goods Industry, IT, Medial Technology, Solar Technology.

DEGREES

Dr. rer. nat. (Physics); System Marketing (HSG).

CORE COMPETENCIES

Dr. Gregor Strasser is an expert for the elaboration and implementation of sophisticated strategy and organizational projects. He is specialized on the development of new business units, optimizing of business processes and modern innovation management. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

20 years of management experience in the areas of high-tech and med-tech as division head, CEO und member of the executive committee, many years of consulting experience at Stracon, various board memberships at SME and listed companies.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industry and Services.

DEGREES

M.Sc. ETH in Machine Engineering, specialty in Production and Business Administration.

CORE COMPETENCIES

André Sutter is an expert in the design, improvement and implementation of strategies and processes. He supports projects especially in the areas of sales, marketing, logistics, production, supply chain management and operations. As an ETH engineer, he has a pronounced analytical process thinking. He speaks German and English.

EXPERIENCE

Several years of industry experience in various business units of ABB Switzerland. 6 years of experience as consultant to plant constructors, industrial companies, public administrations, transport companies and trading companies at Knöpfel & Partner AG and SeestattExperts.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industry, especially Machinery and Plant Engineering, High-Tech, Automotive (OEMs and suppliers), Private Equity.

DEGREES

Diploma in physics, University of Kaiserslautern,
PhD, Swiss Federal Technical Institute, Lausanne.

CORE COMPETENCIES

R&D and innovation management: R&D processes and efficiency improvement, R&D organization and outsourcing, modularization of product architectures and complexity reduction.
Operational improvement: Design-to-cost and value engineering, purchasing and supply chain, lean manufacturing, process optimization.
Restructuring and turnaround management: Fix cost reduction and restructuring controlling
Strategy/M&A: Due diligence for Private Equity companies, Business Unit strategy.
Languages: German, English and French

EXPERIENCE

8 years line experience as Head of the global R&D of Bobst SA: Leading a global team of ca. 350 engineers. 14 years experience in consulting with Top-Management consultancies McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Industry, Services, IT, High-tech, NPO’s and Associations.

DEGREES

Lic jur, Executive MBA (Univ. of Zurich), Law bar, Mediator SKWM

CORE COMPETENCIES

Balthasar Wicki is an expert for the development, orchestrating and implementing of change strategies in the area of industry and Services, for globalization projects and for succession rulings. He is known for his abilities in handling negotiations and for his many years of experience with intercultural teams and projects, mainly in China, south-east Asia and India. As Industry responsible, Lawyer/mediator and business administrator he holds extensive technology- and innovation knowhow and IT project work. He speaks German, English, French and understands Italian, Spanish and some Mandarin.

EXPERIENCE

Many years of industrial experience, as regional manager and CEO, mostly in Europe, China, India and the United Arab Emirates; international commercial law activity, consultant for producing and high-tech companies and coach for social business and bio-tec startups. Interim engagements on board-level, COO and project manager. Pro bono tasks in the medical research field.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Building materials, Manufacturing, Capital Intensive Industries.

DEGREES

Master of Science Industrial Engineering, Twente University.

CORE COMPETENCIES

merger integration are examples of areas where Roland has in-depth knowledge. In the implementation of change programs the customer and employees always form the center of his attention and the reduction of complexity is set as a priority. In addition to Switzerland Roland has gained work experience in over 50 countries and speaks German, English, Spanish and Dutch.

EXPERIENCE

Ten years CEO experience in industrial and trading companies plus 15 years experience as management consultant and projects with assignments in Oil & Gas, Building Materials, Semi-Conductors and Manufacturing.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Machine and plant engineering/construction combined with ICT/telematics in the energy, mobility, security, defence, infrastructure, special vehicles and automotive sectors.

DEGREES

Ph.D. Business Administration/Marketing (University of St. Gallen), M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich), Certifications in program, portfolio, project management IPMA levels A & B

CORE COMPETENCIES

Markus A. Zoller is an expert in strategic transformations, mergers & acquisitions, business and product development, as well as crisis management, restructurings, turnarounds, profitability increases and related change management. He knows how to lead complex international organizations, is dynamic, performance-oriented and combines conceptual strength with pragmatism and entrepreneurial decisiveness. As a consultant, coach and interim manager, he quickly recognizes problems and opportunities and consistently implements his holistic solution concepts. He speaks German, English and French.

EXPERIENCE

For more than 15 years he has been active on executive boards of corporate groups, international business units as well as medium-sized and owner-led companies, mainly in CEO positions. The common denominator of his broad industry experience is project and system business combined with strong market positions as an OEM and as a versatile service provider.


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