As plant manager, operations director he gained many years of experience in different industries. He has outstanding managerial skills; he consciously motivates and supports members of his team. He proved is competency mostly in the automotive and electronic industries. More than once he was tasked with transforming the entire production and processes and implementation. His organizational skill is outstanding; he knows how to integrate new team members and processes. His mindset is system and process driven, focusing on developing his colleagues, on continuous improvement of the organization. As a result of his performance, plants where he was the top manager got significant orders from clients abroad. He introduced new management systems; he is familiar with the culture of large multinational companies, he used to work for American, European and Asian companies.

Main competencies, features

Continuously developed engineer knowledge

High standard industrial knowledge

Familiarity with multinational environment

 

Thinking in systems

Team player

Excellent people manager

Master of processes

Cooperation

Leading by example

Education

  • Project manager (1992) – Corvinus University of Economy, Budapest

  • Postgraduate diploma in electrical engineering (1984) – Technical University of Budapest

  • Electrical engineer (1981) – Technical University of Budapest

Training courses

Leadership: efficient change management - OPERA method, Hungary, 2014; ICG Barnes & Conti Influencing – Hungary, 2012; Flow management academy – Hungary, 2010; Presentation skills – Hungary, 2010; Preventive Index – continuous learning program – Florida, USA, 2008.

Business skills: Miller Heiman conceptual and strategic sales training – Hungary2011Negotiation techniques - Focus $elling – Hungary, 2006

Operations, continuous improvement, quality: Leading the Lean Lifestyle – Hungary, 2007, Six Sigma Project Champion Training – Germany, 2005, Project management - 6 sigma – Hungary, 2004, Quality Operating System for Operations – Michigan, USA 2001.

Professional career

  • 3 years as interim manager

  • 15+ years as General Manager

  • 5 years as business development manager

Work experience

AB Kft. – Hungary

(Foreign owner, Tier2 automotive factory)

Operations Director

Main achievements

  • Change management, revising and transforming processes

  • development: organization and colleagues

  • Introducing new processes

 

SB Kft. – Hungary 
(400+ headcount, 3D printing, plastic prototypes for automotive (OEM and Tier1) and for medical instruments.

General Manager

Responsibilities, main task, achievements:

Development and implementation of processes, complete quality assurance and process control. Leading the Management Team (20 people) (Production, Engineering, SCM, Quality Assurance, Sales, Finance), full P&L responsibility. Increasing revenue, introducing world class manufacturing (5S, LEAN), implementing QMS for ISO 9001 standard. Culture change: establishing the new mindset “Quality above all”. Moving the company to the new site, using the new systematic approach.

 

GR Europe – Hungary 
(50 direct reports, automated MGF solutions for automotive industry OMF and Tier1 – lighting and plastic parts)

Sales and Business Development Director

Responsibilities, main task, achievements:

The European business development and sales as the driver of the European sales produced 25% growth, price negotiations resulted in higher return on investment (ROI) and growing profitability (20%). Supporting and leading Operations, improving manufacturing capacity and efficiency, optimizing material flow, preparing process descriptions, creating traceability.

 

HP Zrt. - Hungary
(a global leader in manufacturing, with supply chain solutions)

Business Lead Director

Responsibilities, main task, achievements:

Business development and coordination in the whole of Europe, full P&L responsibility, managing the whole site. 10 large business units, 1.8 billion USD revenue, 15 direct reports and 6000 indirect reports. Implementing ISO 13485, developing the medical instrument business for the global market. The revenue grew by 20%, the inventory stock decreased by 10%, client management improved, Best in Class for 4 clients. launching corporate initiatives (business, operations, supply chain) in the whole of Europe.

 

HQ Zrt. – Hungary 
(one of the global leaders in manufacturing, with supply chain solutions)

Unit Head

Responsibilities, main task, achievements:

As a member of the Management Team of the site, full P&L responsibility, GM responsibility vis-à-vis key clients. Launching a new automotive unit from scratch, business managements, business development, managing information requests, managing calls for proposal, managing calls for bid. Transferring production from the USA, France, Japan, automotive, IT and medical instrument making companies. Leading the implementation of TS 16949, introducing new automotive means: APQP, PPAP, PSO, PSW, 8D, process flow, FMEAs, CIP, 6 sigma, LEAN. Revenue increased by 40%, leading price negotiations, achieving a 15% reduction of costs. In this position he was the most successful manager of the site.

 

LF Zrt. – Hungary
(Tier1/Tier2 automotive and supplier)

CEO

Responsibilities, main task, achievements:

Greenfield investment, he was leading the establishment and launch of a new operation up to world class manufacturing, full P&L responsibility. In 3 years he doubled the revenue, implemented ISO 9002, led the entire company, making 500.000 USD revenue, with 5 direct and 100 indirect reports. He led the development process of a new production unit, organized the supply chain, quality assurance, introduced a new ERP, implementing just-in-time and Kanban systems.

 

SD Magyarország Zrt. – Hungary
(Tier1/Tier2 automotive and supplier)

CEO

Responsibilities, main task, achievements:

In a greenfield project, he planned, established and implemented a totally new operation system. He won and launched new automotive orders. He led the entire company, producing 400,000 USD revenue, with 4 direct and 100 indirect reports. He was managing two companies at the same time, proving to be an exceptional talent in organizing work.

 

XY Magyarország Zrt. – Hungary
(Producing high volumes of electronic parts, diodes, transistors, for the global market)

First Vice-President and Industrial Director

Responsibilities, main task, achievements:

He was in charge of the profitability and operation of two factories, full P&L responsibility. He acquired new orders for which he created the necessary manufacturing capacities. He increased the output, managed the merger of the two companies, implemented ISO 9002, he led annual price negotiations, produced an annual 25% revenue growth. He achieved a 10% cost reduction, under his leadership the company’s revenue reached 300 million USD, with 15 direct and 2000 indirect reports.

 

ZY Zrt. – Hungary
(Producing high volumes of electronic parts, diodes, transistors, for the global market)

Technical manager (factory director)

Responsibilities, main task, achievements:

Managing technical operation: Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, full P&L responsibility, transferring production. The profit grew by 12%, with 4 direct and 50 indirect reports.

 

QA Kft. – Hungary
(Producing high volumes of electronic parts, diodes, transistors, for the global market)

Production manager

Responsibilities, main task, achievements:

Producing high volumes of electronic parts (diodes and transistors) for the European market. At first he worked as a product development engineer, and later as production manager of the entire silicon chip plant (manufacturing integrated circuits). The production output grew by 20%, he applied statistical process controlling. 8 direct and 200 indirect reports.


Language skills

English: negotiation level
French: negotiation level

IT Skills and competencies

User knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, software supporting production management