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

Injection moulding, foaming and embossing technology & automotive / non-automotive engineering

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 of interior and exterior assemblies (plastic, PVC, TPO, PUR, genuine leather) with injection moulding, foaming, embossing and surface technology, as well as engineering services (automotive and non-automotive).

Further experience in:

  • Product development process, process optimisation
  • Global key account & project management
  • Corporate strategy and management, executive coaching
  • Restructuring, optimisation and management of sales structures
  • R&D, Production, Quality
  • Implementation of ERP, CRM and OPEX
  • Development, design and construction of plastic injection moulding tools

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