Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone

How I can help you

More than 30 years experience working for global corporations in the automotive industry (Daimler AG) shipbuilding industry (Schichau Seebeckwerft, Bremerhaven, Germany) and commodity trading business (Couthino Caro GmbH, Hamburg)

Over 20 years senior executive management experience (CEO, MD, CFO, Chief Global Sales and Marketing Officer) as chairman/member of Executive Boards (stock listed companies, corporate business units, foreign subsidiaries)

Experience with passenger car biz, commercial vehicle biz (heavy duty and light duty), as well as shipbuilding and commodity trading biz

Functional experience in general management/business operation with focus on sales/marketing/distribution, business strategy, planning and controlling, HR, procurement, public relation and public policy

CEO of companies in Germany, Japan and Australia with annual revenues of up to $ 3,500,000.00 and 2,500 employees

Corporate VP and Executive Management Board member of  "Mercedes-Benz Trucks"​, one of Daimler's corporate business units; as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer responsible for annually generating revenue of $ 6,000,000.00 with sales of over 150,000 vehicles and parts globally

Country representative for Daimler's business in Japan and in Australia

Chairman/Board member of business chambers/industry associations in Japan and Australia

Non-executive chairman/member of supervisory boards in various industries and countries

Broad experience in operating and managing organizations with cultural differences; worked and lived in 4 different countries (Germany, Japan, Australia, USA) on 4 different continents (Europe, Asia, Australia, North America), as well as extensive travel for business and private purposes all around the world 

German citizen with permanent resident visa in the US - "Green Card".  Since September 2012 residing in Bellport/NY, hometown of US-American wife 

Member of several service organizations: 

Bellport Rotary Club, Co-president/President since 2015; SCORE, certified mentor since May 2017

Bilingual in German and English, fluent in French, conversation level in Japanese and good understanding and reading in Dutch

Military service with German Air Force, retired as Lieutenant of the Reserve (1975)

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Real Estate, Rental Services and Leasing
  • Car Repair and Maintenance
  • Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services
  • Manufacturing & Mining
  • Retail and Wholesale Trade
  • International Trade, Imports / Exports

Education

Graduated in 1978 with Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Economics from Cooperate State University Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart, Germany,

 

"Executive Training Program in Japan" graduate (1987); (sponsored by EU Commission 12 months intensive studies of Japanese language and Japanese business culture and environment while living in Tokyo, followed by 6 months working as intern with Japanese companies all around Japan)