Lean production and lean management for more than 20 years with Toyota Production System, including 4 years with Toyota headquarter functions in Japan. Development of cost reduction programs and strategies for international markets, Design for Manufacturing, platform development and launches of new products, new technologies with advanced USP’s. Key innovations are ABS/ESP, iBooster and iDisc. Design and improvement of Production Systems, use of EFQM as leading management model, Digital Factory/ Connected Industry 4.0: introduction of highly efficient international manufacturing networks, KPI tracking and creation of safe work environments. Development of disruptive brake technologies, ADAS functions and new sensor concepts for E- & Hybrid Vehicles. M&A Projects: several years of experience with Private Equity Companies. Substantial knowledge in cultural profiles besides almost all European countries of Japan, India, Thailand, China, Brazil, Mexico and USA combined with strong ability to lead multi-national teams.