Dr. Stephan Weng

Dr. Stephan Weng

Interim Management Focus

  • Strategic and operational business development
  • Due diligence, merger & acquisitions
  • Post-merger integration
  • Key account management
  • Program office / restructuring
  • Cost reduction & efficiency improvements
  • Lean management
  • Site- and plant optimization
  • Process optimization in direct & indirect business areas

Dr. Stephan Weng is a Partner at Executive Interim Partners.

Mr. Weng has served as CEO, COO and Executive Vice President in Germany and abroad, responsible for strategic and operational business development in privately owned businesses as well as American and Chinese listed companies.

Over the course of his career, a common thematic has been a combination of restructuring activities and business development, with a simultaneous strong focus on quality management, lean management and digitalization in operations as well in administration.

As CEO and COO of GETRAG GmbH and subsequently of Magna Powertrain GmbH, Mr. Weng was responsible for the consolidated group profit and loss, business development of hybridized transmission systems and for the post-merger integration of GETRAG and its joint ventures into the Magna Group. During his tenure as CEO, he generated a multi-billion-dollar project with a new technical scalable transmission system and a new flexible manufacturing concept for a top 10 global automotive OEM.

Previously, as Managing Director of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems, he was profit and loss responsible for several business units, as well as on a group level, responsible for spare parts trading, supply chain management, purchasing and industrial engineering. There he reorganized and streamlined procurement and was responsible for the purchasing savings of the respective performance improvement program. He also initiated and established the Remanufacturing division. He also served as Executive Board member and had company-wide oversight of the Asia Pacific Region. In China, he successfully negotiated and formed a joint venture with China’s leading truck manufacturer.

He began his career at Robert Bosch GmbH in the global management trainee program. Starting as a Key Account Manager and becoming President Asia Pacific of the Electrical Drives business unit, he was responsible for business development, strategic decision making and operational improvements in a senior capacity. In a complex international environment and across cultures, he led various performance improvement programs. During his tenure, he lived and worked in Germany, Spain, South Korea and China.

Mr. Weng earned his Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Ruhr University Bochum in the area of finite element programming and simulation. Simultaneously, he completed studies in Industrial Engineering and Business. Previously, he also attained a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Bochum in combination with the University of Sheffield.

Selected Interim and Line Manager References

  • Consulting on process-related improvement initiatives in key account management for an international automotive supplier
  • Consulting and site evaluation in Europe for an international automotive supplier
  • Interim CEO at an electronics company (employees: 7,000) with responsibility for business development, restructuring, turnaround of the company, quality management and process digitalization
  • Interim COO at an electronics company (employees: 5,000) with responsibility for the restructuring concept and the turnaround of the company through a new site concept, the drafting and negotiation of a supplementary collective agreement
  • Due diligence of an automotive supplier for an American private equity firm
  • Due diligence in the automotive electronics sector for an international automotive supplier

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