MORE ABOUT ME

Tailor-Made Solutions / Angepasste Lösungen

After starting my working-life as a co-founder of my father's start-up engineering consulting firm (Tank Industry Consultants, Inc.), I joined Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan in 1989. In 1995 I moved to Ford of Europe in Cologne, Germany. After several different roles in Chassis Engineering, Vehicle Development and Program Launch, I had the opportunity to serve in Chief Engineer / Director roles:

  • Vehicle/Chassis/Quality Chief Engineer for Ford South America (Camaçari, Brazil)

  • Product Development Quality Director for Ford of Europe (Cologne, Germany)

  • Global Suspension and Frame Chief Engineer (based in Cologne, Germany)

In my last role (2011-2019), I was responsible for a global team of nearly 400 people scattered around the globe in 10 PD centers, who released parts worth $4.4 billion in annual turnover.​

In 2019 I founded KNOY-CONSULTING to use my experience to help other companies, especially start-ups (whether entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial) with their strategies, product development and quality processes and leadership development.

Goal:

My passion is to serve companies that are experiencing growth or looking for growth opportunities, to help them put the right type of structures and processes in place to enable a robust business, as well as to develop their leadership to be up for the task.

Method:

My method of operating is to engage with the team / enterprise and leverage my experience and further learning to

  • understand needs

  • develop plans and checkpoints

  • follow-up at checkpoints and

  • modify plans as necessary 

My experience is that these plans need to be tailor-made to the enterprise and situation.

I speak German fluently and some Portuguese.

Ich spreche auch Deutsch, und würde mich über deutsche Kontakte freuen.

 

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