Our Team

Smart Minds and Winning Personalities – for Any Task

Our goal is simple: we pursue the highest standards in everything we do. Excellence in every respect is our ambition and yardstick. Our team consists of experts and specialists from various fields and disciplines. Each individual can draw on many years of experience in operational leadership positions in industrial companies.

We put together an interdisciplinary expert team geared to the task you have assigned to us and your requirements. This stable team will support you throughout our cooperation. Get to know our team of executives and consultants: 

Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

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Dr. Peter Orban

Company Owner, General Manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

PhD and MS in Industrial Eng. from RWTH Aachen, MS in Mechanical Eng. from Dartmouth College (USA)

Prior to establishing Orban Consulting GmbH, Dr. Orban held managing director positions in various companies in Germany and Eastern Europe. He also handled restructuring and organizational development projects, drawing on his extensive leadership experience.

Core competencies: restructuring, expert for Eastern Europe

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Christian Eckart

Partner, Business Development and Sales

Degree in Economics (Dipl.-oec.) from the University of Hohenheim and UCLA (USA)

After working for an international management consultancy, Christian Eckart held the position of managing partner for private equity investors. Later, he acquired several companies, and now contributes his operating experiences as part of our consulting team.

Core competencies: M&A, post-merger integration, restructuring, industry 4.0, expert on France

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Dr. Christoph Reuter

Partner, Restructuring & Digital Transformation

Degree in Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Darmstadt and MBA from Harvard University (USA)

Dr. Reuter has many years executive-level operating management experience, including as Managing Director / CEO for portfolio companies of private equity fonds.

Core competencies: Automotive, Metal Production and Processing, Engineering & Machines, MedTec

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Andreas Skuin

Partner, Head of Business Development and Sales

Business Administration Degree (Dipl.-Kfm. t.o.) from the University of Stuttgart, MBA from the University of Augsburg and John Hopkins University (USA)

Andreas Skuin gained crucial experiences: as an executive consultant focusing on lean management at an international consulting firm, in the setup of a systemic consulting firm, and as key account manager at a multinational technology group.

Core competencies: business development, leadership development

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Klara Denzin

Senior Consultant

Degrees in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kff.) from the University of Cologne and (Dipl.-Betrw.) from Corvinus University of Budapest

After gaining professional experience in an international management consultancy, Klara Denzin established her own consulting firm, supporting companies in Eastern Europe in areas such as organizational development.

Core competencies: site search and setup, organizational development

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Anton Halbich

Senior Consultant

Degrees in Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Darmstadt and Industrial Engineering (Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.) from RWTH Aachen

Anton Halbich worked as plant manager at a German Diesel engine manufacturer and at various U.S. mechanical engineering groups. In addition, he held leadership positions in small and medium-sized enterprises in the German automotive supplier industry.

Core competencies: restructuring, expert for operations

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Willi Isaak

Senior Consultant

Associate Degree from FOF College Shawnee / USA, Construction Mechanic

Willi Isaak was responsible for the setup and specialization of the operational excellence unit at various technology companies. You can benefit from his hands-on mentality in areas such as shop floor management (SFM) in production, logistics and administration.

Core competencies: operational excellence, shop floor management, leadership training

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Dirk Löchner

Senior Consultant

Degree in Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and MBA from IMD, Lausanne (Switzerland)

After working for an international management consultancy, Dirk Löchner was a management board member and managing director at various companies in the rail vehicle and automotive industries.

Core competencies: restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, project and interim management

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Graziella Marsano

Senior Consultant

Degree in international management (BSc) and cross-cultural leadership from the University of Bologna (Italy)

Graziella Marsano has supported Italian suppliers with a focus on the automotive industry since the early 1990s, providing end-to-end project support from market analysis and customer acquisition to series supply.

Core competencies: project management, supply chain management, intercultural management

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Thomas Michael

Senior Consultant

Degree in Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from Beuth UAS in Berlin

Thomas Michael’s focus is on the following industries: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, injection molding, stamping technology, metalworking / machining and precision assembly. He was a management board member and managing director at various German and Eastern European companies and one Japanese group.

Core competencies: operational excellence, production relocation, interim management

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Jürgen Straub

Senior Consultant

Degree in Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from Darmstadt UAS

Jürgen Staub has gained extensive leadership experience and technical expertise in the automotive industry and electronics. Prior to joining us, he worked as managing director, chief operating officer, and plant manager in both German small and medium-sized enterprises and multinational groups.

Core competencies: change management, turnaround management, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring

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Tobias Treibel

Junior Consultant

Degree in Business Administration (BSc) from Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich

Tobias Treibel supports our team of senior consultants in various customer projects. He gained extensive experience in the semiconductor industry (supply chain management) and at a German car manufacturer (data science).

Core competencies: operational excellence, restructuring

Scandinavia

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Klaus U. Volstrup

General Manager for Scandinavia and Senior Consultant

Master of Laws (Cand. jur.) from the University of Copenhagen

Klaus Volstrup managed product lines and production sites in Scandinavia and Central Europa for a global rail vehicle manufacturer. He managed large cross-border projects, and international development and transformation projects.

Core competencies: project and program management, business transformation and interim management

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Kåre Michelsen

Senior Consultant

BS Electrical Engineering from Aarhus University (Denmark)

Kåre Michelsen held various leadership positions in the rail vehicle technology, wind energy, and telecommunications industries. His focus is on the areas of quality management, shop floor management, and the management of international projects.

Core competencies: quality management, operational excellence

Hungary

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Andrea Erőss

General Manager for Hungary and Senior Consultant

Degree in Business Administration (Dipl.- Betrw.) from the Budapest Business School (BGE)

During her career in the industrial sector in Hungary, Andrea Erőss worked as head of human resources for German, French, and U.S. companies. In this role, she performed a wide range of managerial tasks in human resources and also handled large-scale workforce adjustments.

Core competencies: change management, workforce adjustment

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Barbara Csík

Office Manager Hungary

Master of Education (MEd) from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Barbara Csík has several years of experience as a customer service consultant and procurement specialist for international companies in the IT, tourism, and industrial sectors. Her goal is to support our customers in the best possible way, and she firmly believes in continuous improvement.

Core competencies: customer relationship management, office management

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Andor Bosnyák

Senior Consultant

Degree in Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the University of Veszprém (Hungary)

Andor Bosnyák has 20 years of experience in quality management in the automotive industry. He is proficient in topics such as the development and monitoring of quality assurance systems, new product introduction and management systems.

Core competencies: quality management, operational excellence, core tools

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László Frank

Senior Consultant

Degree in Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from Óbuda University, Budapest

László Frank was responsible for the setup and management of new production sites for renowned German automotive suppliers, where he continuously succeeded in proving the value of his international leadership experience and profound knowledge of the automotive industry.

Core competencies: operational excellence, interim management

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Dr. Zoltan Hegedus

Senior Consultant

MSc Eng from Budapest Technical University / INSA de Rennes, PhD from Budapest Technical University / Grenoble University

Dr. Hegedus started his career at a leading global consulting firm, working on topics such as strategy development, restructuring, business modelling and mergers and acquisitions. Subsequently, he was a partner at a European consulting firm.

Core competencies: turnaround management, complexity and portfolio management, supply chain configuration

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Ildikó Jakabucz

Senior Consultant

Degree in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kff.) from the University of Pécs (Hungary)

Ildikó Jakabucz can draw on 25 years of experience in the management of German production companies in Hungary. Her specialty is the setup and further development of controlling, cost accounting, and HR management.

Core competencies: controlling, human resources, change management

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Klaus Kolb

Senior Consultant

Mechanical Engineering Technician and Business Administration Expert (Chamber of Industry and Commerce)

Klaus Kolb worked in the automotive supplier industry for more than 20 years as managing director of German companies’ subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe. He successfully led production sites out of critical situations and also skillfully mastered unpleasant challenges.

Core competencies: interim management, restructuring, new product introduction

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János Molnár

Senior Consultant

Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Miklós Zrínyi National Defense University, Budapest (Hungary)

János Molnár has worked in the automotive supplier industry as a production process development leader and lean management consultant at German and U.S. companies. His responsibilities focused on production areas, restructuring, and the implementation of cost reduction projects.

Core competencies: operational excellence, restructuring, project management, lean management

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Szilárd Nagy

Senior Consultant

Degrees in Engineering and Industrial Engineering from János Naumann University (Hungary)

Szilárd Nagy draws on 20 years of experience in manufacturing, gained from several industrial sectors. He has 15 years of leadership experience, from team leader to roles in executive management. He has handled various projects which focused on restructuring, productivity gains, and organizational development.

Core competencies: efficiency enhancement, restructuring, process development

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Mario Schade

Senior Consultant

Degree in Industrial Engineering (Dipl.-Wirt. Ing.) from the Univ. of Rostock / Hogeschool van Utrecht

Mario Schade held the position of managing director in a Swiss technology company’s Hungarian plant and worked as production and supply chain consultant. In addition, he can draw on his multifaceted leadership and project management experience in the automotive, chemical, and FMCG industries.

Core competencies: operational excellence, site search and setup

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Egmont Schaffhauser

Senior Consultant

Degree in Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Budapest, and M.A. from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Egmont Schaffhauser held department head and managing director positions at various multinational companies in the rail vehicle and automotive industries. His work mainly focused on Hungary, where he repositioned and realigned several production sites.

Core competencies: change management, restructuring, reorganization

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Gábor B. Tóth

Senior Consultant

Degrees in Engineering from the TU of Budapest and in Business Administration from Corvinus Univ. of Budapest, and an MBA from CWRU Cleveland

After his successful career at Arthur Andersen, Gábor B. Tóth held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, and Regional Chief Operating Officer at a UK group in Eastern Europe. He then assumed responsibility for operations in the group’s holding company.

Core competencies: restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, post-merger integration

Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria

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Dr. Dan Tulvan

General Manager Romania & Senior Consultant

Degree in Engineering (PhD) from the Technical University of Timisoara (Romania)

Dr. Tulvan worked as a plant manager and managing director for various small and medium-sized enterprises in the automotive supplier industry and companies in the electrical industry. He is an expert in the setup of (greenfield and brownfield) production sites and reorganization.

Core competencies: site setup, restructuring, six sigma, interim management

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Cristian Birta

Senior Consultant

MS in Engineering from the Technical University of Oradea, and MEng from the University of Targu Mures (Romania)

Cristian Birta gained extensive experience in leadership positions in small and medium-sized enterprises and global companies in the automotive supplier industry. He specializes in site setup and development.

Core competencies: site setup, operational excellence, total productive management

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Attila Csapó

Senior Consultant

Degree in Engineering (MSc) from the University of Arad (Romania)

Attila Csapó worked previously as a process optimization engineer and team leader in the automotive industry. He has extensive experience in continuous improvement, time study, and production and layout planning.

Core competencies: lean manufacturing, crisis management

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Calin Lupulescu

Senior Consultant

Degree in Engineering (PhD) from the Technical University of Timisoara (Romania)

Calin Lupulescu has over 20 years of corporate management experience Electronic Manufacturing Services and automotive industries in several areas: quality, operations, program management, and procurement.

Core competencies: supplier development, operational excellence

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Florian Ursu

Senior Consultant

Degree in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.) from the University of Arad (Romania)

Florian Ursu held management positions in the automotive, electrical, wood, and textile industries, where he gained experience in the areas of quality management, shop floor management, production relocation, and international project management.

Core competencies: quality management, production relocation, project management

Poland, Czech Republik, and Slovakia

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Hans-Peter Engel

General Manager for Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia and Senior Consultant

Degree in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.) from Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg

Hans-Peter Engel’s activities have focused on Poland for more than 20 years. Prior to enhancing our team as a consultant, he worked as managing director at German and French industrial companies’ Polish sites. He can look back on wide-ranging and in-depth experience in rail vehicle construction.

Core competencies: interim management, change management, operational excellence

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Jarmila Imreová

Senior Consultant

Degrees in Industrial Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and in Management from City University of Seattle, Bratislava (Slovak Republic)

Jarmila Imreová has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, where she held leadership positions in global companies. She cooperated with IPA Slovakia (Fraunhofer Institute) in several projects in Slovakia and the Czech Republic as a consultant.

Core competencies: supply chain management, interim management, reorganization

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Robert Kotas

Senior Consultant

Master’s Degree (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), and a degree in Advanced Business Management from DePaul University (USA)

Robert Kotas has worked in technical consulting and analysis related to process and production digitization. He has led plant setup projects in the area of rail vehicle construction inside and outside the EU. He has held managing positions in many restructuring projects.

Core competencies: site setup, interim and project management, change management, digital twinning

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Tomas Polak

Senior Consultant

Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from West Bohemia University, Pilsen (Czech Republic)

Tomas Polak has gained international experience in project, task force, lean, and launch management, with a focus on OEE increases, automotive and microelectronic technology, production relocation, and plant engineering. He has provided support during high levels of escalation and crisis-induced restructuring.

Core competencies: quality management, operational excellence, project management