Team

Josef Bachmann

Director, Head Office

Josef Bachmann
Managing Director

Tel. +41 (0)44 202 75 60
bachmann@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
HR and cross-sector assignments

Further experience in:
Consultancy in the field of Human Resources since 1976

Background:

  • Educationalist
  • Activities in film, PR and documentation
  • HR Assistant at a global office supplies company
  • HR Manager at a large publishing house with print shop
  • Industry-oriented Executive Search Consultant for the publishing and printing industry

Ralf Baudzus

Transport and logistics

Ralf Baudzus
Partner

Mobil +49 176 478 60851
baudzus@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Search and selection of executives and specialists for the logistics sector

Further experience in:

  • Packaging engineering
  • Implementation of Shared Services, Six Sigma
  • Change management
  • Process optimisation
  • ERP implementation
  • International management
  • Sales

Background:

  • Graduate in mechanical engineering – materials technology (Dipl.-Ing. (FH))
  • Six Sigma Black Belt at an international chemical group
  • Vice President Supply Chain & Real Estate for a German industrial group in the Middle East
  • Chief Procurement Officer for an Arab group
  • Regional head of business unit at an international inspection and certification group

Thomas Billhardt

Machine tool industry

Thomas Billhardt
Partner

Tel. +49 (0)6324 877 47 45
Mobil +49 (0)176 61198709
billhardt@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Executive search and selection in the field of
pumps and compressors, high pressure water technologies,
hydraulics and pneumatics, machine tool industry.

Further experience in:
– International management
– International business development
– Go to market strategy
– Optimisation of sales structures
– Process optimisation

Background:

  • State-certified mechanical engineering technician with a focus on machine technology
  • Business Developer certified by the Chamber of Commerce (IHK)
  • Head of Sales in the mechanical engineering industry
  • Vice President Sales & Marketing and Authorised Officer at a
    leading international manufacturer of high pressure equipment and pumps
  • Managing Director at a globally operating machine tool manufacturer

Wolfgang Damberg

Finance/IT

Wolfgang Damberg
Managing Partner of SWISSCONSULT Deutschland GmbH

Tel. +49 (0)211 176 076 46
Mobil +49 (0)172 261 79 42
Fax +49 (0)211 176 076 43
damberg@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Executives and specialists for the IT, credit institutions and financial services sectors, in particular for financing, leasing, payment, factoring & working capital finance

Further experience in:
Consulting and support in developing and implementing business segments, sales strategies and sales organisations. Establishment of workflow-oriented settlement systems in retail banking

Background:

  • Industrial business management assistant and business graduate (Dipl.-Kaufmann)
  • Product and Marketing Manager, inter alia in financing, leasing, factoring & payment
  • Branch manager for private banking, securities and corporate banking at a leading German bank
  • Senior Key Account Manager
  • Head of Sales at a leading leasing company
  • Certified Executive Recruitment Consultant CERC/BDU

Gunter Frank

Automotive industry

Gunter Frank
Partner

Tel. +49 152 3879 3054
frank@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Search and selection of executives and specialists in the field
– Plastic injection technology and tool making
– Foaming and embossing technology
– Lightweight and composite materials
– Interior / Exterior design and surfaces
– Engineering services, CAD, CAE, CAS
– Modelling and Rapid prototyping technologies

Further experience in:

• Product development and process optimisation
• International business development & project management
• Corporate strategy and restructuring
• Development and optimization of sales structures
• R&D, Production, Quality
• Implementation of ERP, CRM and OPEX
• Online assessment

Background:

  • Graduate in mechanical engineering, specialising in design engineering (Dipl.-Ing.)
  • General Manager incl. head of the business units Sales, Development, Production, Quality in a globally operating group of companies in the automotive industry
  • Branch manager in a globally operating group of companies in the automotive industry
  • Many years’ experience as Global Key Account Manager for various OEMs in the automotive industry
  • Many years’ experience as an engineer in R&D, Quality, Production and Project Management
  • 12 years’ international experience in Portugal and France

Rüdiger Gilbert

Electrical industry

Rüdiger Gilbert
Partner

Tel. +49 2102 70 205 75
Fax +49 2102 70 205 77
Mobil +49 1577 58 356 93
gilbert@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Search and selection of executives and specialists for the electrical industry

Further experience in:
– Change management
– Digitalisation
– Transformation of organisations
– Alignment of sales and marketing sectors
– Integration of units

Background:

  • State-certified electrical engineering technician, specialising in electronics
  • Managing Director MGE USV Systeme GmbH
  • Managing Director APC Deutschland GmbH
  • Various managerial roles (Marketing, Sales, Service)
  • Technical Consultant (energy projects)

André Grolimund

Electrical power engineering / Energy

André Grolimund
Partner

Tel. +41 (0)62 398 35 20
Fax +41 (0)62 398 35 21
grolimund@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Executive search and selection in the electrical power engineering / energy industry

Further experience in:
– Human Relations consulting
– Organisation of major events
– Activities at municipal and district level

Background:

  • Apprenticeship as electrical designer
  • Advanced commercial training (dipl.)
  • Training as HR specialist (eidg. dipl.)
  • Practical assignments in electrical design
  • Executive Search Consultant/Managing Director at a national recruitment consultancy company

Hans-Joachim Gruneck

Consumer goods industry/branded products, telecommunication, IT

Hans-Joachim Gruneck
Managing Partner of SWISSCONSULT Deutschland GmbH

Tel. +49 (0)6204 911 21 44
Mobil +49 175 404 04 41
gruneck@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Search and selection of specialists and executives in the field of marketing, purchasing and sales for the trading sector and consumer-goods manufacturing industry

Further experience in:

  • Development of go-to-market strategies
  • Asian business culture
  • Project management
  • Employer branding
  • Onboarding processes
  • Online assessment

Background:

  • Degree in business administration
  • Regional Sales Manager at PIONEER Electronics GmbH, Düsseldorf
  • Sales Manager at BOSCH Telecom GmbH, Frankfurt/Main
  • Managing Director at IRIVER Germany GmbH, Frankfurt/Main
  • Managing Director at COBY Electronics Corp., New York, USA
  • Consultant at SAMSUNG Electronics GmbH, Frankfurt/Main
  • Certified by the German Sales Management School in Munich
  • Certified Executive Recruitment Consultant CERC/BDU


Werner Helm

Electrics

Werner Helm
Partner

Tel. +49 (0)40 52 98 33 66
Fax +49 (0)40 52 98 33 64
helm@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Search and selection of executives and specialists in the electrical industry and electrical wholesale

Further experience in:
– Company reorganisation
– Development of distribution networks
– Solving succession problems for owners of businesses

Background:

  • University graduate
  • Branch office manager in the electrical industry
  • National Sales Manager in the electrical industry
  • Managing Director of an electrical wholesale company

Daniel Langenegger

Machine industry

Daniel Langenegger
Partner

Mobil +41 (0) 79 466 81 68
langenegger@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Search and selection of executives and specialists for the machinery industry

Further experience in:
– Product and project management
– M&A
– Restructuring and process optimisation
– Outsourcing
– Corporate strategy
– Business development
– International patent systems

Background:

  • Ing. HTL Maschinenbau
  • Nachdiplomstudium Betriebswirtschaft
  • Diverse Stellen als Leiter F&E in CH, USA und DK
  • Geschäftsführer einer international erfolgreichen Unternehmung im Maschinen- und Anlagebau
  • Mitglied der Konzernleitung eines international tätigen Maschinenbaukonzerns
  • Mitglied in diversen Fachgremien und Verbänden

Stephan Ley

Retail / IT

Stephan Ley
Partner

Tel. +49 211 176 076-40
Fax +49 211 176 076-41
Mobil +49 (0)171 205 75 84
ley@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Search and selection of executives and specialists for the Retail/IT sectors

Further experience in:
– HR development
– Restructuring projects
– Development and implementation of HR strategies
– Talent management

Background:

  • Degree in business administration (Dipl.-Kfm.)
  • Head of Unit IT Procurement, Metro Group, Düsseldorf
  • Commercial Director, Metro MGI Informatik GmbH
  • HR Director international, real,- Group Holding GmbH

Martin Nold

Metals industry

Martin Nold
Partner

Tel. +49 (0)7222 4060916
nold@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Search and selection of executives and specialists in the metalworking and automotive industries

Further experience in:
– Setting up of new companies and business lines
– Restructuring
– Process optimisation
– Business development
– Corporate strategy
– Development and management of sales structures

Background:

  • Graduate in mechanical engineering (Dipl.-Ing. (DH))
  • International Sales Manager for a globally operating group of companies
  • M&A experience
  • Managing Director of various metalworking companies

Bernhard Pfeiffer

Mechanical and plant engineering

Bernhard Pfeiffer
Partner + Senior-Consultant

Tel. +49 (0)611 944 60 24
Fax +49 (0)611 944 60 26
pfeiffer@swissconsult.org
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Spezialisiert auf:
Suche und Auswahl von Führungskräften und Spezialisten im Maschinen- und Anlagenbau

Weitere Erfahrungen in:
Anlagenbau: Fördertechnik, Verfahrenstechnik, Chemieanlagenbau, Pharmaanlagenbau, Verpackungsmaschinenbau, Lebensmitteltechnik, Werkzeugmaschinenbau, Sondermaschinenbau, Präzisionsmaschinenbau, Metallbearbeitung, Zerspanung, Umformtechnik, Kunststoffmaschinenbau, grafischer Maschinenbau

Background:

  • Kaufmännische Ausbildung in der metallverarbeitenden Industrie
  • Studium der Betriebswirtschaft mit Schwerpunkten Organisation und Controlling
  • Führende Positionen in mittelständischen Unternehmen des Maschinen- und Anlagenbaus
  • Leitung Controlling / IT / Personal / Kfm. Leitung
  • langjährige Erfahrung als Personalberater

Klaus Rother

Chem.+measuring technology

Klaus Rother
Partner

Tel. +41 (0)792115257
rother@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Search and selection of executives and specialists for the chemical and measuring technology industry

Further experience in:

  • Consulting for executives in planning future areas of activity
  • Coaching relating to implementation
  • Initiation of contacts at an international level

Background:

  • Graduate in mechanical engineering (Ing. HTL) and trained in business administration
  • Various sales and management seminars
  • Product Manager in chemical plant engineering
  • Head of Profit Centre Power Engineering
  • Managing Director of an industrial gases company

Christian Schwizgebel

Construction industry and military engineering

Christian Schwizgebel
Partner

Tel. +41 (0)78 879 12 31
schwizgebel@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Search and selection of executives and specialists in the construction and military engineering industries.

Further experience in:
– Operational management
– Production planning and optimisation
– HR consulting
– Technical instruction at an international level
– Mediation

Specialising in:
Search and selection of executives and specialists in the construction and military engineering industries.

Further experience in:
– Operational management
– Production planning and optimisation
– HR consulting
– Technical instruction at an international level
– Mediation

Dr. Hildegard Seifert

Life Sciences

Dr. Hildegard Seifert
Partner

Tel. +49 (0)6105 95 15 64
Fax +49 (0)6105 95 15 63
hildegard.seifert@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Search and selection of executives and specialists in the Life Sciences sector.

Further experience in:
– Strategic planning
– Enterprise risk management
– Investor relations
– Finance
– Restructuring

Background:

  • Physician in internal medicine
  • Doctor at the university hospitals in Zurich and Bonn (seven years)
  • Degree in business administration
  • 18 years in managerial roles in international pharmaceutical groups  – R & D – Marketing – Corporate Activities – Biotech
  • Certified Executive Recruitment Consultant – CERC/BDU

Emanuel von Stosch

Construction

Emanuel von Stosch
Partner

Tel. +49 211 176 076-30
Fax +49 211 176 076-31
vonstosch@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Search and selection of executives and specialists in the field of construction, building components, building services engineering, building materials.

Further experience in:
– Executive search
– Executive coaching
– Potential analysis
– Talent management
– Employer branding

Background:

  • Degree in educational sciences, psychology, sports sciences
  • Trainee at a marketing/PR agency
  • Press officer at an industry association
  • Head of Marketing/Communication
  • Management of trade associations (building components, building automation, façade engineering)
  • Managing Director of a marketing and purchasing consortium
  • Executive Search Consultant BDU

Jürgen Versteeg

Retail

Jürgen Versteeg
Partner

Tel. +49 173 80 688 70
versteeg@swissconsult.org
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Specialising in:
Search and selection of executives and specialists for the retail sector.

Further experience in:

  • International category management
  • International strategic and operational procurement
  • Development and implementation of new business segments
  • Supplier and contract management
  • Development of the product range
  • HR management and development

Background:

  • Head of Procurement and Marketing at an owner-managed company
  • Authorised officer and member of the executive board at a medium-sized trading company
  • Central Buyer in a department store
  • Category Manager in a department store
  • Member of an international buying team in a retail group
  • Head of Category Management and Procurement at an e-commerce startup in Eastern Europe