Summary

20 year career distinguished by consistent achievements in building corporate and shareholder value. Extensive international and global IS support, IT Infrastructure and technical team building experience spanning over many countries, products and service solutions.Proven leadership talent, able to accelerate momentum by taking initiative, setting examples and inspiring teams to higher levels of performance.Career Highlights:• Dramatically improved throughput and effectiveness of Global IS, Regional IT and process control organizations• Unique reorganization success with a model based on centralized standards, regionalised control, distributed systems and highly skilled staff• Proven Project Manager for regional and global scale IS projects in a Corporation (Major Systems Implementations, business process definitions and ISO & ITIL standards )• Successful implementation of Namur 33 and ISA88 based recipe process, globally

Interest

Technical Diving & Teaching T Dive InstructorS

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Jul 2011

European IT Services Manager

Hollister

- strategische Entwicklung in Abstimmung mit der Geschäftsleitung

- Repräsentant der Bereichsinteressen im Unternehmensverbund

- Konsolidierung der ERP-Lösungen

- aktive Begleitung der globalen Konzepte

- IT als strategischer Vorteil

- Budgetverantwortung für den Bereich IT

- Langfristige Ausrichtung der Systeme, Prozesse und Anwendungen

- Umsetzung der IT-Strategie mittels IT-Standards

- Abstimmung mit dem Business in Bezug auf die Prozessoptimierung

- fachliche und organisatorische Leitung der IT-Abteilung

Jun 2006 - Sep 2009

Global IT Manager

Cabot Corp

A result driven and customer focused professional responsible for building a new global organisation including facility data centers, plant IT infrastructure, user support and all manufacturing, productionn and warehouse systems at 62 sites in 19 countries. • Reorganisation of IT support from 62 sites into 5 regions. • Develop Improvement Strategies for “Plant IT” in the areas of: Manufacturing IT, Local HR IT, Admin IS, Local Finance IT and Plant Support (Regional and Global) • Measuring and Auditing Success like Budget/Cost, Objectives/Results and Standards/Site Audits • Continuously improving processes • Implementations: Change-, Asset-, ID Management, Lifecycle Control plus Project/Programme Management • Virtualisation technologies, unified communications, security improvements.

Jun 2003 - Jun 2005

European (Plant) IT Manager

Cabot Ltd.

Responsible for the support, administration and development of IT infrastructure, Process Control and Production Management Systems at 24 sites in 12 countries.Leading 25 staff in 9 Teams• Budget of 4 Mil. US$• Implementation of “Plant IT“ concepts at 24 sites in EU• Restructuring of all regional IT, DCS and ERP interface support functions• Standardisation of defined core processes & implementation of several management systems in the follwoing areas:- Client Server installation (Altiris)- DCS (Provox and Delta V) Implementation- Service Desk (ITIL)

• Special projects in some plants to enable Plant IT at discrete manufacturing sites.

Feb 2000 - Jun 2003

Regional IT Manager, Europe

Cabot GIE

Responsible for the re-organisation of a number of IS, IT, E&I and HRIS groups into a single IT support organisation. This new team had the objective to efficiently support IT infrastructure, Process Control and Production Management Systems at 19 sites in 11 countries.• Starting with 35 staff in 19 teams• Budget of 7 Mil. US$• Implementation of new management tools ( PBM, 360°, performance audits, character tests and –trainings) to support the reorganisation• Implementation of measures, security audits, process audits • Supporting the region in its centralisation process• Managing the IT component of the European ISO 9000 certification process• Project leadership: Change Control – Global IT• Leading project contribution of a new ITIL based global Service Desk• Technical areas included: Provox, Aspen, Kent, Siemens S7, Delta V, Nortel, Cisco, 3Com, Microsoft (OS and Apps), Lotus Notes Domino, WinLIMS, Citrix, Business Objects, JDE, EssbaseHigh customer satisfaction, efficient delivery and very high levels of motivation became the trademark of the new organisation.

Oct 1997 - Feb 2000

Control Systems Manager, Europe

Cabot GIE

Responsible for the implementation and optimisation of DCS, PLC, SCADA and MES systems.• The creation of European process control standards (resulting in major savings)• Project engineering for European process control systems change out project• Standardization initiative for process, lab and business LAN• Leadership member of global Y2K project (resulting in an ‘Sam Bodman Award for Excellence’)• Started internal auditing to enhance exposure of continuous improvement in production systems.• Project leader global MES definition and process development• Business Objects OLAP reporting on SCADA and PPSThe development of standardised DCS systems and code libraries resulted in significant savings in the engineering of new plants and plant changes.

Dec 1992 - Oct 1997

European Systems Co-ordinator

Cabot GmbH, Hanau

Responsible for the coordination of all production based DCS, PLC, SCADA and AS400 PRS system efforts in the European Carbon Black organisation.• Production Systems strategy and tactical planning• European Systems budget control (approx. 1 Mil. US$)• Project leadership for the introduction of European Production Planning System • Project engineering for European LAN and WAN• Project engineering and management for Global DCS and PLC replacement with Fisher Provox

Mar 1991 - Dec 1992

System Administrator & Process Engineer

Cabot GmbH

Production operations and management • Shift (resource) planning and execution• Project management for local production improvement projects• Production budget control (feedstock, additives, resources)• Plant Production System operations and management • New R&D development assessment and integration.• Project management for local production systems projects• Expert for internal European customer service and support• Plant Production Systems budget control

Oct 1989 - Feb 1991

Consultant

AT&T

In 1989 I was head hunted into a programmer position at AT&T’s manufacturing consultant business. After only a few weeks of working in the programming group I was asked to consult international clients in Belgium, Germany, Scotland, Luxembourg, France and UK.• Programming and Configuration of Biles AIM SCADA systems• Technical Consultancy and support for many internationa accounts (GE, AT&T, Fasson, BP, Shell, Avery)

Jul 1988 - Aug 1989

Trainee

British Gas

As a part of the College outplacement program (sandwich degree) I found a place in the Grid Control (distribution control centre) of British Gas – where I learnt the details of programming SCADA systems and control computers.• Programming of SCADA systems• Process configuration of the Central Distribution Control systems

Jul 1986 - Sep 1986

Trainee

Airport Munich

• Development of air conditioning PLC software• Development of a portable programming unit for emergency PLC changes• PCB construction and ROM reprogramming for runway maintenance vehicles.

Education

Education
1985 - 1988

BSc Combined Engineering & Computer Sciences

Coventry University
1983 - 1984

A-Levels

Stoke Park School
1976 - 1982

Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium
1981 - 1981

Columbus Academy

Skills

Skills

IT Management

Global and multicultured IT Management

Head of IT