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Dr. Henning Bruns new Senior Partner with ConMoto

Dr. Henning Bruns is our new Senior Partner & Managing Director Americas and shareholder with the ConMoto Consulting Group. During his career, he worked in several executive positions such as Vice-President of Operations for leading international automotive manufacturers in Europe, South America and for more than 10 years in the United States. He has a total of 28 years of experience in Manufacturing, Product Strategy and Product Line Management.

His consulting portfolio includes Car and Truck Manufacturing, Engine Machining & Assembly, Product Project Management, Product Launch & Change Management, Conversion Cost Improvement, Operational Excellence Programs, and Business Performance Turnaround. Henning Bruns is one of ConMoto’s top experts in Lean Production Implementation, Operational Excellence and Shop Floor Management.

Michael Colberg new Senior Partner with ConMoto

Michael Colberg is our new Senior Partner and shareholder with the ConMoto Consulting Group GmbH. In his career he worked in several senior positions such as Senior Manager Production and plant manager for leading international automotive manufacturers. He also served as Chief Operating Officer with an international aerospace enterprise. Before joining ConMoto Michael Colberg was Executive Vice President Ligthing Operations with an internationally renowned automotive company. Altogether, he has more than 25 years of experience in international industries.

His consulting portfolio includes Lean Management (KATA), optimization of production and logistics, transformation projects (IoT, Industry 4.0, Smart Robotics), Low-cost Automation, Investment Optimization and Maintenance Excellence. Michael Colberg is one of ConMoto’s top experts in Value-oriented Maintenance and Maintenance 4.0.

ConMoto supports the 50th birthday of Aktion Sonnenschein

The Munich based charity organization „Aktion Sonnenschein – Hilfe für das mehrfach behinderte Kind“ celebrates its 50th birthday with a special event: The Montessori Choir of the charity’s integrated school takes part in the audio drama „Krippewelle“, a surprising and witty modernized edition of the Christmas Story. The audio drama will be published as a CD to mark the 50-year jubilee of Prof. Dr. Hellbrügge’s founding of the charity organization in 1968. ConMoto supports the CD’s production as well as other activities. We see our involvement with Aktion Sonnenschein’s 50th anniversary as a small contribution to build a better society.

When Professor Hellbrügge founded Germany’s first integrated kindergarden for handicapped and non-handicapped children 50 years ago, terms like „inclusion“ were unknown. Only two years later he added a school. In these and all his initiatives that followed, Hellbrügge never wavered. His energy flowed from his never changing conviction as a pediatrician, that the well-being of children had to be the focal point of all activities. Today the concepts on which Aktion Sonnenschein has been based for half a century are finally being widely accepted in our society: integration, inclusion, mutual help. The “Krippewelle”-CD is a musical example of successful integration and inclusion. ConMoto is proud to be a part of this very special occasion.

Nils Blechschmidt interviewed by Ralph Szepanski

ConMoto’s Managing Partner Nils Blechschmidt was recently interviewed by the journalist Ralph Szepanski for a series called “The Business Debate”, talking about the role of maintenance and asset management in the age of Industry 4.0 the Internet of Things (IoT) and inter-connected manufacturing. The series brings together international renowned experts on the latest developments and future trends in all areas of business.

Blechschmidt discussed questions of digitization, automation and challenges that the effective maintenance management of tomorrow – buzzword Maintenance 4.0 – has to meet.

Watch the entire interview and get more information on maintenance and asset management.

ConMoto at the SME Annual Conference in Minneapolis

In a presentation at the 2018 SME ANNUAL CONFERENCE in Minneapolis ConMoto Managing Partner Nils Blechschmidt and Associate Partner Christian Frenzel talked about maintenance and how to apply lessons learned in the chemical industries, automotive or steel & metal to mining & metallurgy. The gave an outline of the experiences of more than 230 maintenance projects, explained best practices and introduced the ConMoto MaintenanceScoreTest© ton an audience of experts. Typical results of optimization projects are a 30 to 70 percent reduction of failure rates, decreasing maintenance costs by 10 to 23 percent and a lowering of parts consumption by 20 to 40 percent.

Thomas Klein new Senior Partner with ConMoto

Thomas Klein is a new Senior Partner and shareholder with the ConMoto Consulting Group GmbH. He has more than three decades years professional experience with renowned automobile manufacturers (OEM) and with automotive suppliers – in Germany, England and Portugal as plant manager. With a British manufacturer of motor yachts Thomas Klein was member of the management board as Chief Technical Officer.

As a freelance consultant for a global consulting firm his focus was on mechanical engineering and the steel industry.
Green Field projects, Brown Field projects and product launches are in his consulting portfolio. He is an expert in restructuring, lean manufacturing, lean coaching and transformation, as well as stamping technology.

At ConMoto Thomas Klein is responsible for Production & Logistics.

Arne Petersen joins ConMoto as Senior Partner

Arne Petersen is a new Senior Partner and shareholder with the ConMoto Consulting Group GmbH. He has more than 13 years of consulting experience in German companies and international businesses. His industry focus is on the automotive industry, producers as well as suppliers, commercial vehicles and special-purpose vehicles. Reorganization, restructuring and operational excellence programs are areas of his professional portfolio. He is an expert in product strategy and product management and takes the lead in implementing programs for agile product development as well as best-in-class development performance.

At ConMoto Arne Petersen is responsible for all aspects of product development and innovation management.

brand eins “Best Consultants 2017”: another award for ConMoto

Experts of other consulting firms and clients have spoken: ConMoto Consulting Group is among the “Best Consultants 2017”. The yearly survey of the consulting sector is compiled by brand eins Wissen and the statistics website Statista querying 1.800 consulting experts and 1.500 managers of small, medium and large businesses. For the second year in a row, ConMoto is on the leaderboard of consultancies for the mechanical engineering and plant engineering industry.

ConMoto at the Production Systems in Stuttgart

The ConMoto Consulting Group is sponsor of the Production Systems 2017, a leading event in Lean Management taking place on May 16th and 17th in Stuttgart. CEOs, COOs, plant managers and lean experts discuss hot topics like Industry 4.0 and current trends in production and leadership. There will be plenary discussions, several expert panels and seminars. The aim is to specify characteristics of successful production systems for the future.

Markus Korsten, Chief Manufacturing Officer at Apollo Tyres, introduces his company in the expert panel 2 “Lean in Human Resources and Organizational Development” with a case study on lean leadership in the VUCA world. One of his topics is leading a worldwide lean agile network in the Apollo family. ConMoto has supported Apollo on its lean journey.

Dr.-Ing. Christoph Skudelny joins ConMoto as Senior Partner

Dr.-Ing. Christoph Skudelny is a new Senior Partner and shareholder with the ConMoto Consulting Group GmbH. He has 17 years of consulting experience in the fields of operations, operations strategy and supply chain management mainly in automotive, mechanical engineering and aircraft manufacturing. Furthermore he worked for an automotive supplier and in the steel industry and for several years he was CEO at a medium-sized manufacturer for metal tubes (automotive).

At ConMoto he is responsible for the topics production and supply chain management for clients of all industries.