International with some affinity to the USA

Let's talk about me.

I am an Austrian citizen, European, and cosmopolitan – working for my clients locally, regionally, nationally, and worldwide. Many years of “living & working abroad” as well as my US Green Card enable me to deal confidently and assuredly on the international stage.

You can call me a Global Business Executive. I have extensive expertise in change management and worldwide operational experience. As an expansive thinker, I combine my deep technical know-how with business acumen. In this way, I effectively lead teams through cultural change processes, rapid growth phases, M&As, JVs and restructurings.

Nevertheless, as an Operations Leader, I am the central key figure in the sustainable expansion of competitive advantages for production companies. I implement lean enterprise wide – always taking into account liquidity and working capital. I support the team in process and product innovation.

As a solution-oriented commercial leader, I am experienced in building long-term, trusting business relationships. I strive to achieve and to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and customer intimacy for sustainable competitive advantages.

Finally: I am a leader who motivates – authentically, with integrity. I humanize corporate goals and I inspire my organizations to achieve the set goals.

Excerpt of my Career

February 2018 – January 2021

Miba Friction Division

Laakirchen, Austria

Miba is a €1 billion automotive supplier. Friction Division is a manufacturer of high-tech composites for transmissions / brakes in automotive as well as in construction and agricultural machinery with a turnover of approximately €200 million.

Managing Director Operations / COO Friction Division / Interim Assignment

February 2018 – January 2021

2013 – February 2018


Aschersleben/Frankfurt Germany

Film extrusion and printing for diapers and medical protective clothing; Part of Clopay Plastic, Griffon Corp., NYSE: GFF

Vice President / General Manager

2013 – February 2018

2007 – 2013


Frankfort, Ohio

Medium-Cap, owner-operated manufacturer of traffic safety products

Chief Operating Officer / Co-Owner

2007 – 2013

1998 – 2007


diverse U.S./EU locations

$6 billion global manufacturer and distributor of self-adhesive materials; NYSE: AVY

Vice President / General Manager / Divisional Officer

1998 – 2007

1996 – 1997


Mount Gilead, Ohio

$110 mio turnkey plastic – extrusion and injection molding-equipment

Vice President / General Manager, Extrusion Machinery Division

1996 – 1997

1989 – 1997


Pasadena, California

Manager Corporate Process Technology / Senior Research Engineer / Research Engineer

1989 – 1997


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

M.S., with honors, Technische Universität, Graz, Austria

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