About us

Ulrich Bühlmann

Founder and Managing Director

Industries: Automotive Tier 1, Engineering, Drive systems, Rubber & Plastics, Process industry, Consumer goods

Regions: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, China, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Japan

Functions: CEO, Board, senior VP operations

Experience: Double digit growth and cost reduction in 8 countries and 10 corporations, operational and financial turnarounds, leadership 1500 employees

Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese

Education: Dipl. Ing. ETH Zürich


Team


Andreas Schäfer

Industries: Automotive Tier1 and Tier2; building industry

Regions: Germany; India; Canada; Japan; Belgium

Functions: Managing Director; COO, Product Development, Sales, Production

Experience: 37 years in the rubber industry, many years of management experience up to 2000 employees, due diligence, M&A, sales with double-digit sales growth

Languages: German; English; French

Education: Dipl. Ing. Mechanical engineering



Heinz Grossmann

Industries: Mechanical and plant engineering, drive technology, food industry, automotive, rail vehicles, medical technology, renewable energies

Regions: Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, UK, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, China, Singapore, India

Functions: Managing Director, Supervisory Board, CEO, CFO

Experience: Partner in a restructuring fund, divisional head for M&A in an investment bank, court settlement proceedings and public takeover offer in a listed company with 3,500 employees, organizing the market entry in Europe of the largest Chinese rail vehicle manufacturer, various M&A projects between Europe and China

Languages: German, English

Education: Dipl. Kfm. WU Vienna, CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst), bank training

Languages: German; English



Franz A. Rankl

Industrial Sector: Automotive Tier 1 & Tier 2, Metal Industry, Paper, Packaging, Printing, Environment & Recycling

Regions / Countries: Germany, Austria, Italy, USA, Canada, CEE - Countries (as PL,CZ, SK, HU, RO, BG, SLO, YOU), Russia, Nadia, Japan

Positions: CEO, executive Member of the Board (for Marketing, Sales, Product Development) Managing Director, Regional Director

Know How: Due Diligence / M&A, Market Development and -Growth, General Management & Consulting, financial & operational Restructuring, medium and big Corporations (between 150 and 1.700 employees, family or public owned)

Languages: English, German, Italian

Academically Education: Mechanical Engineering, International Marketing, MBA Sales Management, Papermaker



Dr. John Stark

Industries: Aerospace, automotive, electronics, fine chemical, FMCG, machine tool, medical device, pharmaceutical, power, transportation

Regions: Europe, North America

Functions: Managing Director, Engineering, R&D

Experience: Assistance to companies in projects addressing products, processes, applications, information, and human resources in some or all phases of the product lifecycle.

Languages: English, French, German

Education: BSc. PhD, Imperial College, London



Dieter Rupprich

Industries: Drive Systems, Process Automation, e-Mobility, Engineering, Energy

Regions: Germany, China, Thailand, Japan, South America, North America, Russia

Functions: President, Managing Director, Senior VP operations

Experience: Pitch systems and generators for wind energy, drives for railways, gears, revenue 200 Mio. €, leadership 500 employees, machine tools, electric engines and controls, systems for process automation

Languages: German, English

Education: Dipl. El. Ing., Dipl. Mech. Ing.



Dr. Christoph N. Demuth

Industries: Transport Telematics, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Textile Industry, Beverage Industry, Associations and Organization

Regions: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Estonia, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Serbia, USA, Russia, Bulgaria

Functions: Managing Director, Advisory Board, Board of Directors

Experience: Project development, project management, planning, design, commissioning and operation of toll systems and toll operators (in 5 countries), business development strategies, corporate governance

Languages: German, English, French, Italian

Studies: Dr., Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Certified Management Consultant (CMC)



Alexey Mirensky

Industries: Mechanical and plant engineering, building automation, construction supply industry, plastics, drive technology

Functions: Managing Director, Business Development, Marketing & Sales

Regions: Europe, Middle East, Asia, Latin America

Experiences: Development of new markets, restructuring, company mergers, process optimization, management of 105 employees

Education: Dipl. Ing. (FH) Electrical Engineering / MBA International Marketing

Languages: German, English, Russian, Spanish



Dr. Rudolf Zinell

Industries: Charities, Public Administration / Non-Profit Organizations, Health care / tourism, research and educational institutions

Functions: Marketing, Corporate Strategy, Controlling, Feasibility Studies, Technology Assessment, quality management (EFQM)

Experiences: Restructuring, reorganization and cost reduction, effect-oriented management, company/organization audit, organizational development / change management

Austrian Institute of Technology, Universities of Applied Sciences, Capital Goods / Consumer Goods - Industry

Languages: German, English, Italian



Reiner Gebers

Industries: Media & Services

Regions: Western & Eastern Europe

Functions: Managing Director, Business Development, Marketing & Sales

Experience: Start-ups, growth strategies, reorganizations, mergers & acquisitions, post-merger integration, internationalization, cost reductions, market development, management of 150 employees

Education: Dipl.-Bw., Bremen/DEU. B.A. (Hons), Leeds/ENG. MBA, Stirling/SCO

Languages: German, English



Dr. Christoph Bodinger

Industries: Electrical trade, pharmaceutical trade, consumer goods, legal system (corporate law, insolvency law, antitrust law)

Regions: Germany, Austria, Hungary

Functions: Managing Director, Board Member, Business Development, Marketing & Sales, Controlling, Supply Chain Management

Experiences: HR, ERP, restructuring, cost reduction, reorganization, process optimization, strategy implementation, 70 employees led

Studies: Mag. Dr. iur.

Languages: German, English, Hungarian



Rita Fey

Regions: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands

Experiences: Project- and data management, personnel development in social institutions and non-profit organizations, marketing, fair trade organization, web design, adult education

Functions: Therapist, Trainer, Coach, Project manager

Languages: German, English

Education: Diploma in eurythmy and eurythmy therapy in Germany and Netherlands