Claire Faessel


Selbstständig, Consultant and Interim Manager (Partner), ARiedel GmbH

Switzerland, Switzerland


Quality Management
Change Management
Business Excellence
Operations Management
Project Management
International work experience
scenario planing
ISO 9001
Environnement ISO 14001
FSSC 22000
Risk Management
Crisis Management
Supply Chain Management
NDT Level3
Quality assurance
Research and Development
Management System
IPMA Certification
Conflict Management
Strategic management
willingness to travel
willingness to learn
Relationship Management
Interim Management
intercultural competence


Professional experience for Claire Faessel

  • Current 3 years and 8 months, since Jun 2019

    Consultant and Interim Manager (Partner)

    ARiedel GmbH

    Consulting and Interim Management specialized in Business Excellence, Quality, Sustainability. I support companies willing to adapt their Strategy and their organization to make their business more sustainable, improve their Quality, their efficiency and their resilience Development or improvement of management systems, support for certification. Interim for transition periods.

  • Current 8 years and 1 month, since Jan 2015

    Interim, Consulting & short contracts

    Management for Rent

    Sustainability, Quality, Change, Business Excellence: Support to the Management to develop a Sustainable Business. Development and implementation of Quality Management Systems. Audits and certifications Change Agent and Consultant in Sustainability.

  • 1 year, Jun 2019 - May 2020

    Director of Quality, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs

    Comet AG

    Interim position - 6 months renewed for 6 months - during due diligence process Claim management, CAPA and customer care Project leader IT & SAP migration (for M&A) Regulatory including FDA, electric devices, food safety, clean room Usual QM&Environment responsibilities (Audits, Management System, Process management etc.)

  • 2018 - 2018

    Head of Quality Management

    Granovit AG

    Responsible for The Quality Management in the 3 locations Personal Management of the Quality Department and the Laboratory. Quality Management System according to ISO 9001 and FSSC 22000/ISO 22001 Crisis Management

  • 2017 - 2018

    Interim Mandate as Quality Manager

    Stadler Stahlguss AG

    Improvement of the Management System acc. to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 for the recertification audit

  • 2017 - 2018

    Consultant in Sustainability

    Losinger Marazzi AG

    Define solutions to improve the positive impact regarding sustainability of the 2000 Watt Districts build by the Company during the usage period. Organization of collaborative workshops with all the stakeholders.

  • 2016 - 2017

    Head of Quality Management

    Wolfensberger AG

    Quality Management according to ISO 9001 Project of introduction of an Environnemental Management according to ISO 14001 Projects in the domain of digitalization of processes

  • 2016 - 2016

    Interim: teacher


    Two mandates: Material Science and Welding for students IWT / IWS and for students in material.

  • 2015 - 2015

    Quality Manager Switzerland

    Selig Group

    Management System nach ISO 9001, BRC_IOP (GMP, HACCP) und Sicherheit. Qualitätsmanagement, Mitglied des Management Teams für Switzerland. Führung und Verantwortung QA, QC und Labor. Leitung des Hygiene Teams, Verantwortung für HACCP. Koordination inter-team der Qualität für Selig Europe.

  • 4 years, Sep 2010 - Aug 2014

    Head of QC Department / Expert

    Andritz Hydro AG

    Member of the Quality Management Team (international) Management of the QC Department: non destructive testing, dimensional controls and incoming inspections. Lead on the Quality engineering, inspections and final acceptance tests. Supply chain management, responsibility for the worldwide inspections (and audits) at the suppliers. Expert for NDT, Metallurgy & Welding material, quality specification & technical specifications.

  • 6 years and 8 months, Nov 2003 - Jun 2010

    Project Manager /Responsible for the Controls and Testing

    Cleuson Dixence Construction SA (Gruppe EOS)

    Project of rehabilitation of the Cleuson-Dixence scheme (biggest hydraulic powerplant in Europe) Responsibility for the controls & testing (NDT, inspection, metallurgy & diverse) Responsible for the communication for the Company. Deputy of the Responsible for Weldings. Quality Management, Quality Assurance. Site supervision and supplier supersion (mainly welding and non destructive testing). Developpement of non destructive robots for ultrasonic testing and welding processes.

  • 1 year and 6 months, May 2002 - Oct 2003

    Responsible for the hydraulic calculations and material expert

    Stucky (Engineering Service)

    Hydraulic calculations of water nets and hydraulic powerplants Expert for material Fracture mechanic calculations Evaluation of the safety of the hydraulic schemes

  • 4 years and 4 months, Jul 1997 - Oct 2001

    Reseach assistant

    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (ETH Lausanne)

    Research project in mechanics of material. Programmation of the IT calculation tool Teaching to the students of the school (master level).

Educational background for Claire Faessel

  • 11 months, Sep 2017 - Jul 2018

    DAS in Sustainable Business

    University of Saint Gallen

    Consultant in Sustainability, Change Management, Sustainable Supply Chain, Sustainable Strategies, Sustaibable Business Case, Responsible Leadership, Stakeholder Management, Measuring Sustainability Performance, Sustainability Marketing and Communication, Social Entrepreneurship,

  • 1 year and 5 months, Mar 2017 - Jul 2018

    EMBA in Sustainable Business

    BSL, Business School Lausanne

    Strategic Marketing, Strategy, Selfmanagement, Branding, Finance, Sustainable Supply Chain, Advanced Communication, Personal Management, Sustainability, Wisdom in Business, Business Etiquette, Competitive Positionning, Scenario Planing, Creative Authority, Change Management

  • 3 years and 2 months, Sep 1993 - Oct 1996

    Industrial Management

    Ecole Centrale de Lyon

  • 5 years and 1 month, Sep 1991 - Sep 1996


    Ecole Centrale de Lyon

    Generalist Engineer: this diploma aims to build managers able to lead and understand engineers in any field of technical competence (physics, mechanics, electronics, informatics, materials, mathematics, project management etc.) Further specialisation in Material and Surfaces


  • French

    First language

  • English


  • German



Consulting Mandates
open for fix term
Quality Management
Change Management
Interim Management
Operations Manager
Supply chain management
Project management
Executive management
Business Excellence
Risk Management


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