Erwin Feldhaus

Basic

Angestellt, Director Western Europe, The Vita Group, Technical Division

Memmingen, Germany

Skills

Leadership
Strategic thinking
creativity
Problem solving
general management
international business development
strategy
market intelligence
Financing
Software Development
Supply Chain Management
international expansion
negotiation
FDI advisory
Public Affairs
Public Relations
Country
Industry
Marketing
Finance
Leasing
Asset Management
Venture Capital
Private Equity
Event Management
Conferences
strategic communication
Business
Interim Management
Business Development
Consulting
Mergers & Acquisitions
Restructuring
Platform
Presence

Timeline

Professional experience for Erwin Feldhaus

  • Current 2 years, since Oct 2019

    Director Western Europe

    The Vita Group, Technical Division

  • Current 4 years, since Oct 2017

    Managing Director

    The Vita Group, METZO GmbH

    We provide seating solutions for a safe and pleasant journey

  • Current 4 years and 4 months, since Jun 2017

    Managing Director, Aviation & Rail

    The Vita Group, Metzeler Schaum GmbH

    Metzeler Schaum is a premium supplier of foam components for aircraft and train seat manufacturers.

  • Current 5 years and 7 months, since Mar 2016

    Investor & Advisor

    Celpax

    Companies measure sales, value chains etc, daily. How come they don’t measure what happens with their employees on a daily basis? They’re their biggest asset! The best employees look for the best workplaces. Celpax helps businesses make sure they are geared up to keep, motivate and attract talent.

  • Current 18 years and 11 months, since Nov 2002

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Expertys Solutions SARL

    Expertys is a SaaS company focused on the financial services sector. Our flagship product is a Cloud-based ERP/CRM system for managing investments, leasing contracts and assets. The company has operations in France, Spain and Poland and has been profitable from the upstart.

  • 5 years and 8 months, May 2014 - Dec 2019

    Founder

    Steinbeis Business EkoSystems

    International business development becomes more effective when organisations belonging to local and regional clusters join international business platforms to connect with partners in other parts of the world. This is particularly so for small and medium sized enterprises. SBE is a platform to do that. Go here: http://eko.systems

  • 3 years and 10 months, Nov 2014 - Aug 2018

    Member of the Board, Chairman of the Board - District Offenbach - East Hesse

    HESSENMETALL

    With 210,000 employees in nine branches of the industry, from automotive and engineering, metal production and metalworking to the electrical industry, the strongest industry in Hesse achieves annual turnover of 57 billion €, half of that in the export sector. As the largest employers' association in Hesse, we set the standard for the regulation of modern working relationships in our industry by concluding binding collective bargaining agreements with IG Metall.

  • 2 years and 8 months, Jun 2014 - Jan 2017

    CEO

    Roeder Praezision GmbH

    Roeder Praezision is a family-owned business serving the aviation industry since 1922. With 300 employees and revenues of over 40 million euros, we perform maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for the military and civil aviation industry. Our long list of capacities, certifications and vast know-how allow us to position the company as a premium provider of surface treatment technologies, composite materials, avionics, and other areas.

  • 2 years and 2 months, May 2014 - Jun 2016

    Co-founder

    Rootvalue GmbH

    The answer for those who are driving transparency in pursuit of a sustainable world. Rootvalue is a technology-based service that allows brand owners to connect final customers with primary producers by enabling all value chain players to guarantee traceability and authenticity across the entire supply chain. Rootvalue is an incubatee in the European Space Agency's (ESA) Business Incubation Centre in Nuremberg and is developing its technology together with the Fraunhofer IIS.

  • 3 years and 11 months, Jul 2010 - May 2014

    Director CEE

    Proméxico

    Consolidated our presence in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania, the Russian Federation and Turkey. - Opened subsidiary offices in Berlin, Moscow and Istanbul - Attracted over 3bn USD in FDI (list can be provided on demand) - Co-ordinated Mexico’s presence at the WEF in Davos, Switzerland in 2011 and 2012 - Founded the Bilateral Business Summit Series - http://na.cee-bc.org

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jan 2000 - Jul 2001

    Co-founder & CTO

    b2build

    First b2b marketplace for the European construction sector. ‘Start-up of the year’ award (Capital IT, 2000). Raised $10MM from top tier European VC’s (Atlas Venture and Deutsche Bank). b2build became the first ASP providing e-business solutions for the European Construction Sector; 2001e revenues: EUR 2.3m; (Belgium, France, Germany).

  • 3 years, Jan 1996 - Dec 1998

    Senior Test Engineer

    Daimler AG

    Daimler Trucks North America (formerly Freightliner): Commercial vehicle OEM , 151000 new vehicles in 2000, 16000 employees worldwide, Engineering and R&D: 1000 employees. Managed test, validation and verification of vehicle mechanisms, prototype trucks and supply chain of prototype parts and assemblies.

  • 2 years and 9 months, May 1993 - Jan 1996

    Test Center Manager / Assistant VP Engineering

    Daimler AG

    Daimler Trucks North America (formerly Mercedes-Benz México): Commercial vehicle division of DaimlerChrysler, 6000 new vehicles in 1995, 2000 employees. Managed profit centre to provide test services to parent company and other group companies.

Educational background for Erwin Feldhaus

  • 3 months, Sep 2014 - Nov 2014

    IN-BOARD Leadership Programme

    INSEAD

    IN-BOARD’s edge is to improve board effectiveness by focusing on behavior and ensuring interaction to safeguard supervisory tasks. By now, IN-BOARD has reached some 160+ participants of whom 90 have participated in the Academy.

  • 1 year, Jan 1999 - Dec 1999

    General Management, Entrepreneurship

    INSEAD

    Incubated my first startup during the programme.

  • 5 years and 7 months, Oct 1987 - Apr 1993

    Mechanical Engineering

    RWTH Aachen

    Specialised in machine tool object oriented design (Thesis) and industrial engineering/manufacturing.

Languages

  • German

    Fluent

  • English

    Fluent

  • Spanish

    First language

  • French

    Fluent

  • Italian

    Intermediate

Wants

Networking
companies in need of international expansion
speaker role at conferences

Interests

international business development
business ecosystems
cluster development
strategic communication
financing and managing growth
streamlining technology to market
market intelligence

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