Dr.-Ing. Wolfram von Schmieden

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Background of Experience

25 years management experience

  • Focus on Restructuring and Process Optimization
    across all areas (from Sales to Shipping)
  • Managing Director/CEO, Production Manager/COO, Project Manager
  • Manufacturing Industry Mechanical and
    Electrical Engineering
  • Small and Medium Sized Business as well as Multinational Companies
  • Distinctive Intercultural Experience

Professional Career

  • Managing Director/CEO Mechanical and Electrical Engineering within Alstom, Areva, Swisslog (15 years)
  • Head of Production/COO Mechanical and Electrical Engineering within GMN, AEG, Daimler Benz Industries, Alstom, Areva (10 years)
  • Scientific Assistant in research and teaching, uni (5 years)
  • Studies and Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, main emphasis on Production Engineering and Logistics
  • Coaching of Company‘s Founders (3years)

Core Competence Areas

  • Restructuring =>Communication/Negotiation with Staff, Workers Council as well as Union Representatives
  • Change Management =>Target oriented Leadership, Courage to change based on Trust, Appreciation and Sustainability
  • Strategic Realignment =>Products, Markets, Vertical Range of Manufacture
  • Optimization of Operations/Supply Chain =>Lean Tools, Production-Controlling
  • Outsourcing, Make or Buy, Global Sourcing =>Prefabrication and Assembly

Selected Case Studies

  • Turnaround of a EuropeanPlant with Global Strategic Reorientation and Loss of 30% export market due to set-up of local assembly plants in Asia
  • Operative Consolidation of Production, Logistic and Service of two Sites
  • Outsourcing and Global Sourcing of Metal-cutting Manufacturing, Sheet Metal Work and Painting
  • Implementation of a Product oriented Matrix Organisation with Product Centers
  • Integration of a previously owner-managed SME in an International Group Structure