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Dr.

Wolfgang Krause

Profitable Growth for Automotive and Machinery Suppliers

from now
Interim Manager since: 05/2013
Update: 13.06.2024

Specialist groups

  • DDIM.fachgruppe // Automotive

Contact data

Dr.-Ing. W. Krause

Von-Merveldt-Straße 22
D-49377 Vechta
rq.rfhnex-tantsybj-eq@yvnz

Telefon Mobile
+4915735256571

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Personal data

Date of birth
03.04.1966 (Age:58)

Short profile

Intro
Is profitable growth a strategic goal for you?
As General Manager I offer to bring innovative products and international sales forward and to realise company acquisitions for more growth. I could also support purchasing and production to increase profitability. Due to my long-term experience as CEO I am monitoring consistently the entire corporate interests.
Take advantage of my professional, leadership and social competence for your enterprise.
Experience overview
  • CEO of an automotive supplier (Tier 1) with up to € 360m turnover for five years
  • Profitable during economic downturn: responsibility for 1.000 employees, lean production
  • Automotive for 30 years (thereof years at Audi): expertise of technology, markets
  • CEO of an engineering service provider for 2 years: cost cutting, electric vehicles
  • Internationalisation: board member in China, North America, Brazil and Japan
  • IPO at Frankfurt Stock Exchange as CEO in 2011: investor relations, refinancing
  • Award for excellent private equity transactions (Deloitte 2008)
Functions
  • Management / General Management / Board
  • Production
  • Research & Development
  • Sales
  • Purchasing
Role in the company
  • 1st Level / Executive Board / Management
  • Supervisory Board / Advisory Board / Board of Directors
  • 2nd Level / Division Management / Department Management
  • Consultant, Advisor
Industry experience
  • Automotive, Supplier
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal Industry
Type of company
  • Medium-sized Enterprise
  • Corporation / Group
  • Owner-managed / Family Business
Private Equity Portfolio Enterprise
Regions (Regions where you have proven experience)
  • Europe (EU)
  • North america
  • China
Languages
  • German (C2)
  • English (C1)
Special certificates and awards
Award for outstanding Private Equity Transactions (Maetova from Deloitte in 2008)
 
Special skills
  • M&A
  • IPO

IM projects (self employed)

City / place
Vechta
Internet
www.dr-wolfgang-krause.de

Company description

Maschinenbauer von Cord-Schneidanlagen für die Reifenindustrie

Company turnover in Mio $
80 Mio USD
Number of employees in company
500
City / place
Burgkunstadt
Internet
www.kefischer.de
City / place
Vechta
Internet
www.dr-wolfgang-krause.de
Achieved Achievements
 
 

Company description

Prüfdienstleister für den Antriebsstrang mit 120 Prüfständen

Company turnover in Mio $
60 Mio USD
Number of employees in company
450
City / place
Alsdorf
Internet
www.atesteo.de
Special challenges
- Drivetrain testing service provider with 120 testbeds
- Restructuring and rebranding
- New testing center in China
- Director of the Board in China (RMB 60m turnover), in Japan (€ 1,2m) und USA
- Operating profit significantly improved
Number of employees in company
400
City / place
Alsdorf
Reason for dismissal
Transformation eines inhabergeführten in ein Private Equity-finanziertes Unternehmen
Mission
- Transmission Engineering Service Provider
- Interim management finance / controlling
- Transformation of an owner-managed to a private equity backed business
- Construction of new facility (outsourcing for VW)
City / place
Bad Schussenried
Reason for dismissal
Branchenexperte Automotive gesucht

Work history (permanent employment)

City / place
Aalen
Remarks
- Automotive supplier (Tier 1) for engine and transmission components and brake discs
- IPO in 2011, investor relations, refinancing
- Profitable growth
- Foundation of SHW Shanghai
- Stabilization on a profitable level in 2009
- M&A-projects
- Award for private equity-transaction (Deloitte)
Employees: 1000
Sales volume: 360
City / place
Aalen
Remarks
- Company sale to private equity by MAN concern
- Spin-off non automotive
- Profitable growth
- Turnaround of a business unit
- Director of the Board in Canada und Mexico (€ 70m turnover) and Brazil (€ 8m)
Employees: 600
City / place
Bad Schussenried
Remarks
- P&L-responsibility for plant hydraulic pumps
- product innovations (e.g. variable pumps, camshaft phaser)
- turnover doubled in 6 years
Employees: 300
City / place
England
Remarks
- Secondment abroad by Audi AG
- Technical and commercial project responsibility
- Coordination of design, testing and prototype department
Employees: 50
City / place
Neckarsulm
Remarks
- Technical coordination with vehicle development, quality management and production departments
- Assistant manager for engine and vehicle repair-shop
- Joint project with Volkswagen
- Appointment to Audi Management in 1999
Employees: 14
City / place
Weinheim
Remarks
- Implemented 3D-CAD (Unigraphics)
- Developed innovative engine components
- Construction of testing center (engine testbeds, road simulator)
Employees: 3

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