Your company is facing exceptional challenges?

Cost pressure, internationalization, structural changes and constantly changing markets compel you to act?

You are searching for a leader for your strategic and operational project business?

You are searching for a consultant who supports and coaches you as an executive?

As Interim Manager, Managing Director, CRO, COO or CEO I will realign your enterprise, restructure or optimize processes. Place trust in my many years of experience in the areas of General Management, Production, Sales and Engineering. As a professional interim executive and management consultant I will bring your business on the road to success in cooperation with you.

Performance Modules of my Experience Profile



  • Portfolio analysis
  • Build up and modification of sales
    (incl. regionalisation)
  • Process analysis and process optimization
  • Cost optimization in all areas of business
  • Implementation of new operating models (insourcing/outsourcing, shift model, and others)

Lines of Business

  • Machine / plant engineering
  • Primary industry (lime, cement)
  • Project business
  • High-volume production
  • Special machines

With the unbiased view of the external staff member I will work out customized solutions for your specific task assignment quickly, systematically and efficiently – with full commitment to your goals, with passion and the feel for corporate challenges.

Your Benefits

  • Unbiased, external view
  • Clearly defined time frame without long-term commitment
  • Consistent implementation of agreement
  • Fast results
  • Long-term, sustainable strategies
  • Calculable costs


My Competence

  • Neutral, systematic analysis
  • Results-oriented working style
  • Integrative approach
  • High personnel competence
  • Open communication structures
  • National and international experience, for instance in dealing with foreign authorities (building permits, investment subsidies, tax issues, etc.) and management mindsets in Europe, overseas and Asia

Dr. Bernd Thurat – Interim Executive


  • Apprenticeship tool maker
  • Study of Mechanical Engineering with focus on production technology, company organisation, business administration, RWTH-Aachen
  • Business Management IMD, Lausanne; INSEAD, Fontainebleau, and others
  • USW, Schloss Gracht
  • Interim Executive, ebs

Professional background

  • Assistant and group leader, Chair for Machine Tools of the RWTH, University of Aachen
  • Company and corporate management, among others at KHD AG, Wilo AG, RWK Kalk AG,
    Cooper Tools EMEA, Leybold Vakuum GmbH
  • 20 years of experience as Interim Executive and management consultant.


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