Our team

Davide Gronchi – Senior industrial advisor (Growing managing director)

Work Experience
  • McKinsey & Co. (Operations Expert) – 12 years
  • Fiat Automobiles (Head of Carbody production) – 3 years
  • Whirlpool Corp. (Lead production engineer) – 3 years
  • Candy Elettrodomestici (Production engineer) – 3 years
Functional Expertise
  • Agile production and process improvement
  • Lean leadership and change management
  • Capex optimization
  • Industry 4.0 and digital operations
Industry Expertise
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Industrial goods
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Aircraft and rolling stock maintenance
Education
  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Languages
  • Italian – native language
  • German – fluent
  • English – fluent
  • French – basic

Frank Hayden – Senior industrial advisor

Work Experience
  • University of Central Lancashire (Professor for Advanced Manufacturing)
  • Rolls-Royce plc (Group Manufacturing Director) – 3 years
  • BAE Systems, Military Aircraft Division (Operations Director) – 6 years
  • Airbus (Group Manufacturing Director) – 4 years
  • BMW Group (Design Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing) – 16 years
Functional Expertise
  • Business profitability transformation
  • Global supply chain optimization
  • New product introduction
  • Main Board leadership behaviours coaching
  • Implementing strategies for competitive advantage
  • Mergers and acquisition
  • Innovation in customer experience management
Industry Expertise
  • Automotive
  • Civil and Defense Aerospace
  • Oil & Gas
  • Marine & Energy
  • Pharmaceutical
Education
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Manchester (UK)
  • M.Sc. Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Warwick (UK)
  • Executive MBA modules, Wharton Business School (USA) & University of Oxford (UK)
Languages
  • English – native language
  • German – basic

Winfried Schaller – Senior industrial advisor

Work Experience
  • Free-lance Senior Business advisor – 2 years
  • Vitasheet Group London & Juelich (CEO) – 7 years
  • Hexion Specialty Chemicals/Eastman/RSM (Vice President Coating Resins) – 8 years
  • BASF AG Ludwigshafen/Brussels (Marketing Manager Polyurethanes) – 5 years
Functional Expertise
  • Restructuring
  • Business development
  • M&A
  • Sales and marketing
Industry Expertise
  • Automotive, Generic manufacturing
  • Chemicals, Plastics
  • Private Equity
Education
  • Master in Business Administration, Universität Paderborn (Germany)
  • MBA Strategy & Innovation, Theseus Institute
Languages
  • German – native language
  • Italian – fluent
  • English – fluent
  • French – basic

Gabriele Mozzi – Senior industrial advisor

Work Experience
  • Free-lance Operations Consultant – 2 years
  • McKinsey & Co. (Junior Partner) – 15 years
  • Kone Elevators (R&D project manager) – 5 years
  • ICOSS Heat Transfer Technologies (Contract manager) – 2 years
Functional Expertise
  • Lean transformation
  • Product development, Product DtX
  • Asset productivity
  • Energy efficiency
Industry Expertise
  • Aerospace, High tech
  • Automotive, White goods
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Steel, Oil & Gas
Education
  • M.Sc. Nuclear Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  • Master in Business Administration, MIP (Italy)
Languages
  • Italian – native language
  • English – fluent
  • German – basic

Britta Muus – Communication and Marketing

Work Experience
  • Free-lance Architect and interior designer – 9 years
  • Studio architettura Bulgarelli & Cigada (architect) – 5 years
  • Fiera di Milano (Contract manager) – 2 years
Functional Expertise
  • Interior design
  • Real estate renovation
  • Communication
Industry Expertise
  • Real estate
Education
  • M.Sc. Architecture, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Languages
  • German – native language
  • Italian – native language
  • English – fluent