Short Bio - David's Profile
Position: COO/Managing Director
CEO/General Director at Automotive TIER 1 suppliers (max 1200 salaries, 200 M€, multi-site responsibility). Group CFO (5300 salaries, 750 M€) and General Director (1400 salaries, 250 M€ sales) at Hard Metal Supplier. R&D Manager and CFO of a global supplier of Robotised Manufacturing Systems for the Automotive Industry (300 salaries, 80 M€ sales).
Leadership of Post-Merger Integration Projects (22 production sites, 50 sales subsidiaries, 20 countries, including redundancy programs). Turnaround of a loss making company within 16 months (300 salaries, 80 M€ sales). Reorganisation of Sales and Production (strategy definition and implementation) and deployment of Operational Excellence: growth +10% per year over 9 years, EBIT +50% relative increase, reduction of delivery times, scrap rates, incidents, robust increase of OTD (55 to 95%+), sustainable cost reduction programmes (-7 M€ p.a.).
Industry Sector Competencies
B2B for Automotive Production Systems
Metallurgy (tungsten carbide)
Function: CEO / Managing Director
Sector: Manufacturing Industry, Automotive
Interim Manager: Yes
Permanent Position: Yes
Availability: Full time, part time, coaching on demand
Prefered Locations: Luxembourg, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland
Additional Professional Interests
Non executive director assignments
Technologies to market (Professional)
Business development (Professional)
New product or service launch (Professional)
Geographical expansion (Professional)
Company rescue or turnaround (Professional)
Close down or sell off (Professional)
Pre or post investment audit (Professional)
Coaching on demand
Engineer in Physics, Doctorate in Business Administration, Executive MBA, INSEAD IDP-C
English, French, German, Luxembourgish
More than 15 years
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