Trainers

Our trainers all stand out due to their competence and experience.

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Trainer with competence and experience.

It goes without saying that our trainers all stand out due to their competence and experience. What else makes them so remarkable? All of our trainers have backgrounds in the industry. They themselves were managers and executives for many years, and they of all people understand the tasks which their

participants and coachees face. Instead of teaching vague theory, they all offer valuable and tried-and-true experience for a practical approach to everyday work life. And they do so in a agreeably authentic and approachable way. You’ll see: learning from them is a pleasure.

 Natalie Bachmann

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Natalie Bachmann has already gained practical experience during her project-based master's program at the ESB Business School in the field of optimization of logistics networks and in designing and implementing a production environment, taking into account new conditions related to industry 4.0. As part of her Master's thesis, she developed and piloted a business model for seminars on Shop Floor Management for training of employees in South African companies. Within her Bachelor's thesis, she has conceptualized and implemented an electronic kanban system.
 Ellen Bauder

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Ellen Bauder has an economical background with a focus on HR Management as well as a professional experience over 30 years in industry in the range of personnel management, key account management and production / order planning. She also completed further education for Systemic Coach, Trainer, Microtrainer and Mediation consultant. She is currently responsible for the human resources development, apprenticeship and recruiting at Max Holder GmbH in Metzingen and in charge of the professional and personal development of the executives and employees. Since 2006, she also has her own company with a focus on personnel and organizational development. Her mission is said in a sentence: I help people to transform its knowledge into a skill. However, they must go the steps themselves, but not alone. She knows the challenge of reflecting and breaking the own limits. “You often can develop your personal growth successfully only outside your comfort zone.” “Personal development is a marathon and not a Sprint. The use / input of today is the fruit of tomorrow.”
 Ulrich Beck

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Ulrich Beck has with his vocational training as a machinist technical roots and worked for many years as a design engineer in mechatronic control systems for the interior of premium vehicles. After training as a Kaizen coach, he was entrusted with the Lean transformation and the development of the RAFI production system. Here, Ulrich Beck has also gained experiences in the implementation of change projects in addition to Lean management methods. As a quality manager Ulrich Beck was subsequently responsible for establishing an effective complaint management and the introduction of the 8D process. He introduced the common methods according to APQP at this time. As a freelance trainer for project management, he also has great knowledge in terms of various PM standards and knows the business from project practice. Since January 2015 he is working for Staufen AG as Project Manager.
Martin Becker was a Consultant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, he worked on the organization and design of lean order fulfillment processes direct and indiret areas), production systems and future-oriented plant and factory concepts for customers in the automotive, electronics and consumer goods industries. He worked intensively on the principles and ideas of the Toyota production system and has applied these and other factors for example at Brose; in the design of the European location strategy.
Since 2007, he has advised Staufen AG customers from various sectors such as mechanical engineering, the production industry and foundries. He manages and supervises projects for the holistic design of factories and processes according to Lean philosophy. Focus is on the consistent lean order fulfilment of incoming orders till delivery in direct and indirect areas). Martin Becker was able to gain international experience, among others at Schott AG in Asia, USA and Europe.
 Ray Bertschler

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Ray Bertschler is the head of operational excellence and quality at the high current systems division of ABB Schweiz AG since 2012. His tasks within the management team, amongst others, include the consequent alignment and development of his division in regard to operational excellence, or more particular to lean management. He is responsible of leading the internal OpX-managers, quality engineers and supervisor of the inspection of incoming components. After finishing his studies in machinery construction with specialization in power and process engineering, he started working with ABB Switzerland in 2008. His earlier roles at ABB involved being a local roll-out manager for the introduction of a global Product Data Management System (PDM) as well as being an operational excellence manager for lean administration.
Roland Beuter has been working with Lean Management in theory and practice for more than 15 years. After five years in charge of the plastic assembly at fischerwerke, he set up the central KVP office. He developed the fischerProduktionssystem (fPS) and trained trainers of the international subsidiaries. Since 2005, he has advised Staufen AG customers from various industrial sectors in Germany and internationally, e.g. France and the USA. He introduced Lean Management to international consulting projects and built up internal improvement organizations. From 2009, he was responsible for the Staufen competence development as a Senior Expert with the focus on Lean Production, Logistics, Management and Leadership. He also developed seminars and qualification programs, which he also led as Lean Trainer. Since 2016, he is responsible for the seminar development and implementation as Director Academy. He designs qualification programs for the open academy program as well as for company specific. In addition to the management and coaching of the Staufen trainer teams, Roland Beuter coaches’ managers on management, leadership and future issues.
Dr. Eberhard Bock studied Mechanical Engineering at University of Stuttgart and George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.
In 1993 he became Assistant Professor and member of the research staff at the Institute of Machine Components, University of Stuttgart. Afterwards he worked as Deputy Manager of the Sealing Department of the Institute. He started his Professional Career in October 1996 as Engineer at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies GmbH & Co. KG. From 2000 to 2001 he was Head of R&D in the Lead Center Oil Seals. From 2001 to 2012 Dr Eberhard Bock then was Head of Main Department Automotive Sealing / Testing in the Technical Development Center and INNOVATIONCENTER. Since May 2012 he is Director Advanced Product Engineering Europe. In 1997 he became PhD (Doktor-Ingenieur) at the Institute of Machine Components, University of Stuttgart. He is Assistant Professor in Sealing Technology at the University of Kaiserslautern since 2005.
Dr. Thomas Boltshauser

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Dr. Thomas Boltshauser has completed his physics studies at ETH Zürich in the year 1993 and added an Executive MBA at HSG St. Gallen in the year 2001. In different executive roles and as director of international companies he gained broad experience in the optimization of production processes. Since April 2014 he is managing director of the Swiss machine manufacturer Spühl GmbH. With great success he established an integrated Shop Floor Management throughout the whole value chain – from R&D to manufacturing and even customer and spare parts service.

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René Borbonus founded the training institute Communico in 2000 after his professional trainer education. Today, he is a sought-after speaker and is regarded as one of the best German rhetoricians. He accompanies and advises executives, entrepreneurs, and public figures on the way to their successful performance. His method: Being a sparring partner instead of a teacher. René Borbonus does not try to force customers into the corset of the orator, but rather awakens the joy of free speech to make the best of their individual strengths. He is active as a lecturer at the ZfU in Zurich, the University of St. Gallen and at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. He is also a columnist in the economic magazine "Businesspunk", Trainer of the Year in Austria (2013) and member of the German Knigge Council.
 Marco Brandl

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After completing his diploma studies of logistics at the TU Dortmund, Marco Brandl spent 4 years working for the planning and consulting company agiplan GmbH. In the Department of Logistics and Production, he worked nationally and internationally on the plant and factory planning for the industry as well as on the conception of intralogistics equipment for the trade. At Staufen AG he contributes his experience as an associate in the area of operational excellence. Marco Brandl has been a consultant at Staufen AG since 2017.
Dr. Christopher Brüggemann
Prior to joining Staufen AG Christopher Brüggemann worked for the Sixt SE in the department of Corporate Development & Strategy. Whilst in this role he was responsible for various inter-divisional projects such as strategic reorientation of Sixt subsidiaries, implementation of lean sales processes and development of sales performance reportings.
Previously, Christopher Brüggemann was at Deutsche Telekom AG as a project manager and doctoral candidate responsible for the initiative “Sales Excellence”. He started his professional career at the management consulting firm goetzpartners in Munich. Since 2015 Christopher Brüggemann is Associate at Staufen AG.
 Jens Brüschke
After studying Electrical Engineering / Mechatronics in Darmstadt, he was responsible for the planning and operation of the electronic test areas at the Daimler plant in the Rastatt. With the roll- out of the A-Class, he switched to strategy planning and built among other things a connection point for production concerns for the development of electronic components. As assembly manager for the End of Line divisions, he was responsible for about 300 employees in the production of Daimler AG. After a 1-year apprenticeship as an MPS expert, Jens Brüschke led Daimler AG consultant team of Rastatt, Stuttgart and Hambach. Project contents related to automated and manual trades, including internal / external logistics areas, as well as the processes of quality management. In addition, he headed the Lean Administration team for cross-company administration processes. At the Rastatt plant he was project manager for the subject of shopfloor management and a core team member for the "further development of cultural cooperation". Jens Brüschke works in Lean Manufacturing / Development projects for Staufen AG.
 Thorsten Bücker
Already at the beginning of his work as a senior consultant at REFACONSULT, Thorsten Bücker implemented the principles and ideas of the Toyota production system within a project at an engineering company. The main focus of his work was the training and coaching of company executives in the area of shop floor. At IFAO AG, Thorsten Bücker led projects for the implementation and activation of production systems in the automotive environment, e.g. Knorr-Bremse, HP Pelzer and AC Penzberg. He gained international experience in Europe, Asia, North, Central and South America, among others in projects for the companies Electrolux, B / S / H, Hella and Schott AG. Since 2008 he is working for Staufen AG.
After his studies, Dominik Bühlmann worked as an independent Chinese translator and China expert as well as a sales consultant at Bucherer. Due to his earlier experience as employee at the insulator plant of Pfisterer in Switzerland, he was sent to the company’s recently opened factory in Wuxi (PRC) as production management assistant. In this capacity, he was responsible for the introduction of the Lean Management programme led by an external consultant. This included the implementation of short and medium term projects to raise quality and productivity, translating and facilitating the Lean Management workshops as well as ensuring communication between the Chinese staff and the Swiss deputy manager.
Dominik Bühlmann has been working for the Staufen.Inova AG since 2015.

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Alexander Busse holds a Master´s degree in industrial engineering from the technical university of Darmstadt. He is a research associate at the institute for production management, technology and machine tools (PTW) since 2016. His research is focused on the digitalization of production. Within the center of industrial productivity (CiP), Mr. Busse looks for ways to use process and machine data to create beneficiary use cases - for example for “predictive maintenance”.