Volker Stürzebecher, Interim Corporate Communications

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Background of experience

Over 20 years experience as a Manager and Consultant. Focus on the automotive industry; e.g. Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks, Michelin Group, AKKA Technologies and partly their subsidiary MBtech, trailer and semi-trailer manufacturers, car manufacturer, haulage companies; safety technologies.

Career

  • University: Anglistics, Americanistics, Germanistics, Pedagogics
  • Training as Marketing Communication Consultant
  • Management- and Sales Trainer
  • Training Manager Sales, Mannesmann Mobilfunk GmbH
  • Manager Public Relations and Spokesman, Renault Trucks Deutschland GmbH (1995 - 2005)
  • Manager Public Relations and Spokesman, Volvo Trucks Region Central Europe GmbH     (2005 - 2011)
  • Self-employed Management Consultant & Interim Manager (2011 - today)

Focus areas:

  • Industry focus: Vehicles and suppliers
  • Communication Management / Reputation Management
  • Crisis Communication / Crisis Management
  • Restructuring, reputation building, merger, succession: internal and     external communication
  • Issue Management
  • Public Relations, Media Relations
  • Optimization of image and awareness 
  • Creation of an international orientation of the company’s Corporate Communications
  • Corporate Identity

Selected Projects:

  • Results-oriented optimization of the existing communication, with company-specific issue and crisis management and media training for managers, at a system supplier (automotive)
  • Agenda-setting and creation of issue leadership at an automotive supplier
  • Support of the sales targets – by increasing the efficiency of existing Corporate Communications, security technologies sector
  • After merger and restructuring: Strategy to create internal conditions as a basis for a more efficient and effective external communication at a car manufacturer.