In Asia with high speed out of the price spiral: I know how it works!

Mr. Karl Z.


Manager (Interim CFO in China )


German (living and working in Asia for more than 12 years)


German (mother tongue), English (fluent), Chinese (colloquial HSK4 level), Spanish (basic), French (basic)


  • APAC General Manager (GM) for the electric vehicle market (generators, motors, controllers)
  • APAC GM for machines & digitization
  • APAC GM for products in the environmental industry
  • APAC Director Project Management of Battery Systems for Electrical / Hybrid Vehicles
  • APAC Director Purchasing for automotive parts (all product groups)
  • Europe / Asia Manager supplier development automotive
  • Europe / US Quality Manager at car manufacturer
  • CAD-CAM designer for tooling and engineering department at automobile manufacturers
  • Toolmaker (plastic injection, punching)


Project success:

  • Restructuring and profit growth of plants through relocation, organizational changes, lean production and warehousing, by learning company, high-speed culture, digital transformation in system sales and in the aftermarket
  • Cost structure analysis and cost reduction workshops for purchased parts and tools of all raw materials (mechanical, electrical, electronic) in industry
  • Project management of battery packs for Chinese automotive markets
  • Task Force Head of the German Automobile Association and representative of Germany in ISO committees and the European government (Brussels)
  • Quality audits ISO 9001, ISOTS 16949 and VDA6.3 in factories and at supplier locations
  • APQP, PPAP, Run & Rate of parts in factories and their automotive suppliers
  • Improve logistics and tool relocation
  • Implementation of considerable cost reduction through 3D design of die & moulds for tool making
  • Strategy, implementation and CIP of training courses, workshops and projects to improve processes, software and hardware in R&D, engineering, styling, manufacturing.
  • Development of CAD/CAM functions through high communication activities within R&D, IT and Project Mgt. between Germany, US, Brazil and Sweden.
  • Calculation and project management of stand heights & vehicle mass, cost calculation and reporting of databases, weights and warehouses.
  • Project mgt. of integrated management systems (knowledge management, process risk management, quality management, balanced score cards)


  • Own registered trademarks SPECTRA, ECOCUT (cost reduction methodology)
  • Learning organization / high performance culture
  • Multicultural experience in Eastern and Western Europe, US, India, China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia
  • Communication & motivation
  • Project management
  • Negotiation technique
  • Audits (finance, quality)

Shape your future in Asia with me through the following advantages:

  • 100% loyal to the client
  • Innovative thinking and quick action
  • RASIC and priorities in coordination with top management in the European or American headquarters
  • 24-7 high performance culture
  • Permanent online communication
  • Structured approach


Industry focus:

  • Automotive suppliers
  • Machine / apparatus manufacturer
  • Mechanical and electrical product groups
  • New energy market (electric vehicles, hydrogen vehicles)

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