Trainers

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

Competence and experience on call.

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.

 David Gänsbacher

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David Gänsbacher worked for several years as a Lean trainer in a die-casting company in the automotive industry. By introducing a production system, he learned to moderate and organize Lean workshops and projects. David Gänsbacher has been working for Staufen since the beginning of 2009. At Staufen Italia, his expertise was in Lean Production and Shop Floor Management. He supported customers in their Lean transformation process and increased productivity by applying Lean production principles. Since 2013, David Gänsbacher manages projects at Staufen AG in Germany with the focus on Shop Floor Management.
Dr. Dirk Geisinger

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Dr Dirk Geisinger is Executive Vice President of the MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH. He is responsible for the entire process chain in component production and engine assembly from planning to delivery. Dr Geisinger studied mechanical engineering at Karlsruhe University and as a scholarship holder at Imperial College in London and ENSAM in Paris. After his doctoral degree in Karlsruhe and Stanford, USA, he joined the Daimler Chrysler Group, working in various management functions in production, procurement and logistics until 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he worked as consultant and principal for "Lean Manufacturing Consulting" at the Mercedes-Benz Technology Consulting GmbH.
 Wilhelm Goschy

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After doing an apprenticeship and working in Romania, Wilhelm Goschy studied business administration in Germany and England. At Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche AG, he worked as a project controller and project manager with profound knowledge in production and assembly. Within the scope of the turnaround and the support of Japanese Lean consultants, Wilhelm Goschy was able to experience and implement the effects of sustainable Lean management. After several years as project manager, Wilhelm Goschy and his automotive and engineering team accompanies customers on their way to BestPractice. As board member, Wilhelm Goschy is responsible for the development of the international advisory business of Staufen AG.
Markus Gräß completed his apprenticeship at TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH and started to work in the assembly department afterwards. He participated in several assembly optimization projects and gained his first leadership experience as a group spokesman. After his A-level, he studied mechanical engineering with specialization in Lean Production at the University of Esslingen. He gained practical knowledge during several internships. Among others, he led 5S-Workshops and optimized production processes successfully (i.e. the production of adaptive mirrors for laser machines). During his bachelor thesis, he successfully implemented TPM at a turned part manufacturer. Since 2015 Markus Gräß is Consultant at Staufen AG
 Frank Gröner

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Frank Gröner has more than 21 years of management experience in purchasing and materials management. In addition to the restructuring of cross-site purchasing departments and purchasing processes, the development of supplier management systems, as well as the identification and realization of cost-cutting measures are topics which are given priority. Due to his many years of experience in industry, Frank Gröner has an extensive and broad industry knowledge. In customer projects, Frank Gröner is employed as interim manager for Purchasing. He is working at Staufen AG since 2010.
 Oliver Guehl

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Oliver Guehl is responsible for the value-oriented production system (VPS) in the production of components of the Purchasing and Supplier Network division. Here approximately 10,000 employees do all sorts of the BMW internal supply production from the crankcase to the carbon body. After a commercial apprenticeship and studying mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, he first went through several stations in logistics planning and technical purchasing, before he drove as a project manager, production systems of components for the BMW i vehicles. From this position he took over the production responsibilities of the carbon structure components at Landshut. Within the design and construction of this production system, many elements of lean production have been implemented. With the background of this experience, he finally took the WPS responsibility in the component production.

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Thomas Günther born 1965 studied industrial engineering at the University of Karlsruhe from 1986 to 1991 in Karlsruhe. He worked for five years as a research assistant at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe. Subsequently, he joined the Seuffer company group, where he has been a member of the management board for production and logistics since 1998, and has been the spokesman for the management team for the subsidiary HKR Seuffer Automotive since 1998. Mr. Günther has been working since 2007 with Lean methods, which he implemented in various locations.
Alexander Gutbrod is in the Department WIEPROconsulting of SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co. KG since 2001. He was involved in the construction of the SEW value adding system and then entrusted with the international implementation and supervised comprehensive restructuring of complete manufacturing and assembly plants of SEW-EURODRIVE. From 2009 on he was involved in the planning of the industrial gear factory of SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co. KG and was responsible for the assembly until 2015. Since 2015 he is back at WIEPROconsulting and supervising the production areas at the plant in Graben-Neudorf.