Independent Consultant


Last Updated: 26th June 2018 (over 4 years ago)

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Gender
Male

Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
Masters

Languages
English, French, German

Summary

To obtain a position which would utilize my management experience, language skills, international experience (Europe, USA, Africa), cultural awareness and teamwork abilities.

Education

DFHI - ISFATES
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) and Master in Mechanical Engineering

Mar 1997

Dual dilplomas German and French in Mechanical Engineering.
Saarbrücken Universität, Germany
Université de Metz, France

Experience

Freelance
Management Consultancy (France - Nigeria)

   Jun 2015
— Current

Set-up a large scale water production and distribution project with two water
sachet factories producing in JIT, an oxo-biodegradable plastic film extrusion,
a cold channel distribution network with 18 dispatch units, a clean energy
production with solar fields and an oil pyrolyse and distillation from collected
plastic waste sachet for own consumption. Lagos, Nigeria

In charge of a commercial development project for a joinery specialized in fireresistant
glazed closures. The goal achieved in 18 month was to gain 5%
market share in Germay, Austria and Swiss. East of France

FTM-Holding
Consultancy (International)

   Oct 2010
— May 2015

Re-organise and develop a wood joinery with new machine equipment,
management software implementation and not direct joinery related tasks
externalization. The immediate result was to reduce the terms of delivery from
five to four weeks and to have the internal capacity grow without hiring new
personnel. East of France

Technische Set-up a phone platform using gsm/internet connection with a
capacity of 64 simultaneous phone lines to validate a technical feasibility study
for a capacity increase to 640 phone lines within a year with a target of 150.000
minutes per day (High Tec SPRL in Belgium, Telefree in Cameroun).
Yaounde, Cameroun

RILO – Albani Group
Plant Manager (France)

   Jan 2006
— Sep 2010

In charge of the production unit from a German group with 30 Jet Weaving
machines and 50 rapier weaving machines running 3 shifts on 7 days per week
with a staff of 95 persons. We developed a new curtains concept with optic
fiber weaved in polyester curtains and at the Trade Show HEIMTEXT in 2008
we won the innovative price in our field. With this price I was entitled to raise
French government money as “Prêt Impôt Recherche” and I got 300.000 € in
2009 and 2010.

With our new innovative products we were able to gain new customers in the
distribution of curtains on the French and Belgian market. In France by
LEROY-MERLIN (110 shops) from 90 referenced curtain products in 2006, we
grew to 390 referenced products in 2010, and by this time we were the first
curtain supplier from this customer.

ERNST & YOUNG
Manager (Belgium)

   Jul 2000
— Dec 2005

In charge of business development for international location studies within
ILAS team (International Location Advisory Services) I conduct for american
investors a feasibility study to locate a large refinery in a free trade zone
environment in Nigeria.

I lead a financial & technical audit for the EU Institution in Burundi. The purpose
was to control the use of the 50 Mio € program PREBU in school, hospital
wards, road and rural water supply reconstruction.

I conduct a technology transfer plan for an Israeli solar energy company in the
US and in Malta. With the E&Y expertise the company was sold to a German
Group for 380 Mio €.

LEAR CORPORATION
Production Manager & Quality Engineer (USA)

   Jan 1997
— Jun 2000

As Production Manager I run the night shift production (200 pers.) and insured
delivery in JIT on the Chrysler SUV assembly line with up to 400 units per shift.
My responsibility was to prevent any possible shut down as back-up Plant
Manager during the night shift.

As Quality Engineer I lead internal audits and trained designated plant
personnel as internal auditors. I implemented QS9000 in 4 months and my
work was then honored at the headquarter for having performed the best
QS9000 certification in the entire Lear Corporation Group. I developed and
implemented strategy to improve productivity and achieve to eliminate
overtime by 50%.

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