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„execon helped us a lot in identifying improvements in our supply chain and sketching down a transformation plan. High-quality expertise and great integration with our team”
S. Jaspers, during project Director Project Management and Senior Leadership Team Member DSM Food Specialties

„execon partners supported us with systematically executed workshops in the analysis and further development of our business critical support functions with respect to effectiveness and efficiency"
Dr. D. Ehle, during project Head of the Animal Health Division

“execon has been a great help to us in driving our transformation towards operational excellence”
M. in der Weide, during project plant manager at Chemtura

"A great help to shape our future setup: they have the right mix of industry knowledge, functional expertise, and pragmatic / hands-on approach"
U. Liman, during project SVP Innovation at Covestro

“High level manufacturing and supply chain expertise that concretely helped us improving our business“
S. Schirinzi, during project BU Manager at Sika

“The strong execution focus with the right mix of target orientation and integration of our company culture I consider as a key success factor”
R.P. Peters. during project Global Head of R&D Engineering at Miltenyi Biotec

“The good integration into our team and the continuous work towards results were the key factors on making this a successful project”
R. M. Lenzen. during project BU head C4 chemistry at Evonik

“This is long-standing experience”
G. Bachlechner. during project Head of Technology Development at Bayer Technology Services

”Pragmatic Project Management”
M. Bonanni. during project Head of Growth Strategy Management Functional Chemicals at Lanxess

"execon supported us very professionally"
M. Neuhäuser, during project Head of R&D for automotive and industrial microcontroller at Infineon Technologies

“Real implementation, one gets to realise the wide experience”
G. Hilken, during project Chairman of the Executive Board at Currenta

"Execon partners delivered rock solid consulting"
G. Mueller, during project Head of HR Germany at Bayer

"Project went extremely well, exceeding our expectations"
K. McQuade, during project President EMEA at Styrolution

"Very impactful, hands-on execution coupled with understanding of strategic drivers"
A. Olsson, during project Director Supply Chain Management at Munters

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WHO WE ARE


Lorenzo Formiconi
Lorenzo Formiconi
Managing Partner

Lorenzo is an expert in operations management and restructuring, focusing on the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and packaging industry, with over 15 years of professional experience.  He worked several years at McKinsey & Company and Management Engineers (now Strategy&), where he led a variety of projects ranging from operational improvement programs in the area of manufacturing, procurement, and supply chain to strategic realignments such as manufacturing & technology footprint redesigns.  Lorenzo holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University, Milan and a Master in International Affairs from the Institute of International Political Studies, Milan.

Dr. Josef Glass
Dr. Josef Glass
Managing Partner

Josef has a strong track record in leading cross-functional teams in efficiency improvement projects in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. His over 15 years of international experience covers the boardrooms of large DAX companies as well as medium-sized family enterprises. He worked several years at the Boston Consulting Group, where he was member of the operations and innovation practices. Subsequently, as a senior manager at Bayer, he gathered valuable experience in the internal functioning of a global corporation. He holds degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universities of Erlangen and Melbourne and a PhD in Innovation Management.

Joerg Krell
Joerg Krell
Strategic Partner

Joerg is an expert in restructuring, organizational development and leadership systems, focusing on the chemicals/plastics, pharmaceuticals and crop science industries, with over 30 years of professional experience. He worked in several top management positions at Bayer in Germany and in the US, where he gathered extensive experience in operations management, strategic marketing, strategic planning and financial and operational controlling. Recently he was a senior network partner at the Boston Consulting Group and Management Engineers. Joerg holds a degree in mechanical/process engineering and operations research from the Technical University, Darmstadt.

Dr. Wolfram Keller
Dr. Wolfram Keller
Partner

Wolfram is an expert in innovation management, operations, procurement and supply chain focusing on the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry, with over 25 years of professional experience. He worked at Merck KGaA, Arthur D. Little, and PRTM, where he completed more than 50 consulting projects and interim management mandates. He holds a degree in chemistry and a PhD in chemistry / biochemistry from the Technical University, Darmstadt.

Peter Klym
Peter Klym
Partner

Peter is an expert in operations management focusing on the phamaceutical industry, with over 25 years of professional experience. He worked at GSK and – subsequently – as a consultant at many other pharmaceutical companies, where he led a variety of projects ranging from operational excellence initiatives with a focus on manufacturing, supply chain, and support functions – often dealing with IT topics. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Leeds University.

Dr. Christopher Rock
Dr. Christopher Rock
Partner

Christopher is an expert in organizational development and change management in various industries, with over 10 years of professional experience. Besides many successful change management projects, he works as a lecturer for organization and organizational development. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Universities of Buenos Aires and Goeteborg, a degree in organization and human resources management from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, and  a PhD in change management.

Kathrin Saheb
Kathrin Saheb
Partner

Kathrin is an expert in lean and change management in various industries, with over 15 years of professional experience. She worked at Kienbaum Consulting, Dr. Wieselhuber & Partner, and Prolean – and at the Lean management Institute, where she carried out lean transformations at major corporations. In 2014 she published the book “Lean Administration – Step by step” (in German), where she illustrates best practices to achieve a successful roll-out of Lean. She holds a degree in marketing and has passed the State Exam for teaching systemic coaching.

Dr. Kurt Herrenknecht
Dr. Kurt Herrenknecht
Partner

Kurt is an expert in innovation and business development, focusing on the life sciences industry and with over 15 years of professional experience. He worked at Eisai, Evotek, PerkinElmer, and Proteros Biostructures where he held a variety of senior management positions and led several international projects in the area of R&D and strategy development. He holds a degree in Biology from the University of Wuerzburg and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Freiburg.

Volker Quedzuweit
Volker Quedzuweit
Partner

Volker is an expert in lean management, efficiency improvement, and manufacturing and plant design, focusing on the engineering industry, with over 15 years of professional experience. He worked in several positions at  Audi, Scherr+Klimke, and IndustrieHansa, where he led several projects ranging from process industrialization, to lean management roll-out and development of manufacturing strategies, both for global corporations and midsize enterprises. He holds a degree in Geography from the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

Dr. Fabiana Fantinel
Dr. Fabiana Fantinel
Partner

Fabiana is an expert in innovation, new market and supply chain strategy, focusing on the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotech industry, with over 12 years of professional experience.  She worked several years at BASFand LyondellBasell, as well as in consulting at Capgemini Consulting and 10EQS; there she led a variety of projects ranging from new market strategy, product portfolio strategy, R&D/Innovation,  up to procurement and supply chain. Fabiana holds a Ph.D in Chemistry from University of Padova and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool.

Joost Schneider
Joost Schneider
Partner

Joost is an expert in supply chain management, operations, and IT focusing on the chemical and other industries, with over 20 years of professional experience as a consultant,  project manager and interim manager. He worked several years at PRTM (now PWC Management Consulting) and as project manager for various companies. He led a variety of projects in the areas of supply chain management from the strategy definition through transformation including the implementation of its IT aspects. Joost holds an MBA from INSEAD and a project management certificate from the Project Management Institute in Oslo.

Marco Cirillo
Marco Cirillo
Partner

Marco is an expert in lean manufacturing and operations management focusing on the chemicals and packaging industry, with over 20 years of professional experience. He worked several years as a consultant with REL and Celerant (now Hitachi Consulting), where he led a variety of projects ranging from lean manufacturing and 5S implementation to working capital optimizations and overall operations transformations in Europe, North America and Latin America. He also gathered valuable experience as an interim manager in executive positions for recognized corporations. Marco holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University, Milan.

Lorenzo Nanetti
Lorenzo Nanetti
Partner

Lorenzo is an expert in information technology, big data and social media, focusing on the life science industry, with over 25 years of professional experience.  He worked several years at Oracle, KPMG, CapGemini, and IMSHealth, where he led a variety of projects ranging from IT effectiveness in the areas of sales and R&D to the development of search solutions and big data analytics as well as the development of social media strategy & operations. Lorenzo holds an executive MBA from Basel Business College.

Phil Schoepke
Phil Schoepke
Partner

Phil is an expert in operations and supply chain management, focusing on the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and fast-moving consumer goods industries, with over 25 years of professional experience. He worked as a partner at PRTM (now PwC) and as a senior advisor for many companies, where he led a variety of projects including manufacturing productivity improvement, lean/six-sigma programs, and supply-chain transformations. Phil holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, a Masters of Science from the University of Massachusetts, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Peter Bekk
Peter Bekk
Partner

Peter is an expert in operations management & process and organization transformation, focusing on chemicals, life sciences and other process industries with over 30 years of professional experience. He worked 20 years in different management positions among others at Solvay and Degussa (now Evonik) and 10 years as a consultant and as university advisor & lecturer.  He has an international in depth experience in leading operations and business in chemicals incl. operations management, organization transformation, and post-merger management. He has profound expertise in implementing OPEX systems e.g. for risk, production & asset management. Peter is a chemist and holds a Ph.D. degree from Freiburg University, Germany.

Waltraud Czarnowski
Waltraud Czarnowski
Client Relationship Manager

Waltraud is an expert in client relationship management and marketing for professional services/B2B, with over 10 years of professional experience. She supports our clients right from the first contact up to project completion.

Nadine Kirchner
Nadine Kirchner
HR & business development

Nadine is an expert in HR and business development, with over 10 years of professional experience.  She supports us in identifying and attracting new talents as well as in developing our offerings to our clients further.

Lukas Frank
Lukas Frank
Finance

Lukas is an expert in finance and administration, with over 10 years of professional experience. Lukas is responsible for our internal finance and administration processes.

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    25 May 2016

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    13 October 2015

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    1 September 2015

    execon partners launches the management survey “achieving cost leadership 2.0 in chemicals”

    Recent studies indicate that Western Europe as a manufacturing location for the chemical industry is losing ground against global competition. High costs of energy and labour, as well as a shift of the customer center of gravity away from Europe represent a serious challenge to defend the Old Continent in the upcoming years. To examine this trend, execon partners have launched a survey aimed at leaders at chemical companies with relevant operations in Western Europe under the name ”achieving cost leadership 2.0 in chemicals”.

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    20 August 2015

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    What challenges are facing pharma companies and what changes should they embrace to be successful ? Where and why traditional consulting companies fail to meet the needs of their long-standing pharma clients?  How execon is "different" and what does it offer to its clients? In this interview with GoINPHARMA™  Lorenzo Formiconi, managing partner and co-founder of execon partners, expands on the future of pharma and on the role of management consulting in pharma.

    Baar, Switzerland. Aug 20th, 2015

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    26 June 2015

    execon partners hold workshop on “return on innovation in the chemical industry”

    20 representatives of the chemical industry – among others from BASF, Bayer, Evonik, Henkel, Lanxess, LyonellBasell, Styrolution - gathered on June 26 or a one-day workshop organized by execon partners and developed new approaches and best practices to improve their return-on-innovation (ROI).

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