CV (Curriculum Vitae)
Lead a medium size company or a division of a large firm and create financial success by using my leadership skills, language skills ( I speak four languages), top education, personality, flair for team playing and respecting others to communicate the challenges lying ahead so goals and objectives can be reached.
Summary of Qualifications:
My 30 years of international work experience will help deliver amazing results in a tough operating environment. My language skills and the variety in education earned, which ranges from engineering to sales, marketing, and finance, is a rare combination, permitting me to lead a company toward financial success in good or bad times.
Key Qualifications are:
-Leadership and successfully putting business plans into action -Positively influencing people to achieve high work performance
-Superior education: MBA (University of Chicago), MSME from Switzerland -Proficient in marketing, finance, and engineering -Implemented many result-driven marketing and financial plans -Strong development skills in engineering
-True specialties include, but are not limited, to B2B and B2C markets, metals, electronics, and welding -Very efficient in project management, using the latest know-how -Very good people and sales skills -Fluent in 4 languages: German, French, Swiss German and English -Internet savvy, from net marketing to e-commerce -Computer and net literate, 25 and 15 years experience, respectively
-Strong commercial awareness to drive business growth
1999 – Present
Co-founded Centric Web®, Inc, in helping small and medium size companies to financially succeed via the net. In order to support the target clients, Centric Web, Inc. heavily invested into hardware and software to offer the ultimate service experience, which could be compared with a Lexus in the car industry. The approach worked despite the fact that the economy stagnated between 2001 and 2003 and 2007 and 2008.
The commitment to operational excellence and to a quick turnaround of product delivery has helped Centric Web®, Inc. gain market share and create the image of being the top supplier of choice. S&P 500 companies (St. Jude Medical, Holiday Inn, and amazon.com) are some of the top clients making up the Internet portfolio of Centric Web, Inc.
International activities, ranging from finance to marketing and technology, include putting into place patented-driven technologies for gas-controlled atmospheres to help clients save on costs.
Here are a few clients I dealt with: HP, US Steel, Timken, GE, TI, etc., mostly S&P 500 companies.
1995 – 1999
International Marketing Manager for Metals, Welding, and Electronics, working for Air Liquide. Implemented total business plans together with a team of 10 people and about 200 sales executives.
Sales responsibility: over $100 Million
1992 – 1995
Marketing and Program Manager for Powder Metallurgy and Secondary Electronics at Air Liquide. Created specific marketing plans at Air Liquide by working closely with R&D around the world.
Sales responsibility: over $30 Million
1988 - 1992
Applications Engineer for industrial gases, from food to metals; traveled internationally and worked for Carbagas in Switzerland, Air Liquide in Paris and
Liquid Air Corp. in the US.
Sales responsibility: over $10 Million
- GSB Alumni
- Created a Macromedia users group (Internet)
- Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (GNMAA)
- Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce
- Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce
For all the above organizations, I am currently leading and influencing the team to improve image, revenue growth, and visibility. I also co-chaired seminars for some of these organizations and enjoyed speaking in public. In the past, I also belonged to the Metal Powder Industry Organization and the Heat Treating organization.
Written a total of 10 articles for the following magazines:
- Industrial Heating Magazine
- Wire Journal
- Front Line Leadership
- 3M Total Quality Management; went through the ISO 9002 certification program
- Internet (Google search engine placement techniques, net marketing, etc.)
German, French, Swiss German, and High German.
Travel: I traveled to many industrial countries on business.
The portfolio ranges from Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain to Canada, and Japan.
Hobbies:Flying, traveling, scuba diving, skiing, dancing, and gourmet cooking