Dr. Manfred Lerch

Dr. Manfred Lerch

Interim Management Focus

  • Restructuring
  • Internationalization and Business Development
  • Operations (Processes and Structures)
  • Post Merger Integration

Dr. Manfred Lerch is Partner at Executive Interim Partners.

For over 15 years, Dr. Manfred Lerch was responsible as managing director, chief executive officer and board member in medium-sized family businesses and in a listed English company.

His industry experience covers the areas of mechanical and plant engineering, technical infrastructure as well as telecommunications and security technology – each with an international character and functional responsibility for the entire value creation process of industrial companies.

International focal areas with respect to strategic market development as well as to the establishment and management of foreign subsidiaries were in addition to France and Eastern Europe, in particular the Middle East, China, India, Korea and Turkey.

As a member of supervisory boards and advisory boards, Manfred was responsible for numerous international subsidiaries, including producing joint venture companies in China.

As part of a career as a technical officer in the German Airforce, Manfred studied aerospace engineering at the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich.

After completing his doctorate, he began his industrial career in 1990 as a board assistant at Daimler Benz Aerospace AG.

Selected Interim Management References

  • Interim CEO of an international mechanical engineering company (approx. 600 employees) and responsible for the operational and strategic increase of the company value, increasing international sales activities and successful sale of the company for a private equity company
  • Strategic consultant: Expansion of the product portfolio in the area of IoT / Industry 4.0 for an international group in the railway industry
  • CEO and board member of a telecommunications and security technology company (turnover: EUR 100 million, employees: 600) – strategic realignment with the objective of internationalization and growth in the core business through financial management, restructuring, optimization of the product portfolio and operational excellence in manufacturing
  • MD of the German subsidiary of an international stock listed company in the field of technical infrastructure for rail transport (turnover: EUR 400 million, employees: 2000) – Restructuring and concentration of the company on the core competencies, increasing process efficiency, streamlining management structure, merging and closing of locations, technology innovation while reducing development costs and sales offensive for the technology- and product portfolio
  • MD of a mechanical engineering company (turnover: EUR 430 million, employees: 1,500) – successful and sustainable growth in the core areas through technology innovation and promotion of the system business, operational excellence and working capital management, internationalization of the market presence, etc. in the growth market of China and introduction of lean production processes with a significant reduction in throughput time
  • General Manager at an international manufacturer of diesel engines – positioning as technology leader in rail drives by technology innovation with ready-to-install drive systems, low-emission engines with sustainable differentiation from the competition and significant sales growth.

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