Basic

Dipl.-Ing. Luc J. Mechelaere

Employee, President & Managing Director, Tensar International Ltd

Blackburn, United Kingdom

Skills

Strategy
Building materials
change leadership
realignment
value creation
business development
product development
product management
turnaround
building highly effective teams
value delivery
Innovation
innovation management
blue ocean strategy
business modelling
talent management
people development
organisational development
mergers
acquisitions
integrations
strategic analysis and planning
balanced scorecard
budgeting
6 sigma
operations management
pricing
marketing
negotiations with works councils
communication
project management
patent strategy
process improvements
Textile
Geosynthetics
Thermal Insulation
Glass fibers
Unternehmensführung

Timeline

Professional experience for Luc J. Mechelaere

  • Current 6 years and 11 months, since Sep 2014

    President & Managing Director

    Tensar International Ltd

    President and Managing Director. P/L responsibility for EMEA, CIS and APAC and head of global business development including M&A reporting to the CEO. Commercial, Manufacturing, HR and Finance & Shared Services (legal, IT) reporting into me. Chairman of the Russian JV established in 2014 together with a Russian partner. Factories in the UK, Russia and China. Monthly reporting towards ownership Castle Harlan Inc a PE fund from NYC.

  • Current 8 years and 8 months, since Dec 2012

    Managing Director

    Mechelaere Management Consulting LLC

    Assisting organizations to build, formulate and implement growth strategies.

  • 4 years and 5 months, Jul 2008 - Nov 2012

    VP / General Manager

    Bekaert

    Member of the Steelcord Executive Management Committee a $2bn SBU. Leading the SBU Incubator focused on breakthrough/disruptive innovations. Accelerated the venture lifecycle from front end ideation to innovation, industrialisation and commercialisation with open innovation at the core of each project. Worked in partnership with leading elevator companies on NextGen elevators and expanded the fine steelcord business into China.

  • 3 years and 6 months, Jan 2005 - Jun 2008

    Vice President & General Manager Business Development

    Johns Manville

    Heading the global inorganic growth initiatives for Building Products, including the globalization strategy for building insulation and roofing systems, including merger and acquisition initiatives.

  • 3 years and 9 months, Apr 2001 - Dec 2004

    Vice President & General Manager

    Johns Manville Europe

    P&L owner of a $400m business spread over EMEA, Russia and China. Directing operations of 11 nonwoven, woven and glass fibres plants with 2,800 employees and industry leading EBIT margins. Led the expansion of Johns Manville in Europe with $250m investment program including the acquisition and expansion of a glass fibre plant in Slovakia, the integration of 2 nonwoven business in Germany and the consolidation of 4 weaving plants in Sweden, Poland and the UK.

  • 1 year and 8 months, Aug 1999 - Mar 2001

    Business Director

    Johns Manville Europe

    Managed $200m P&L, the operations of five plants in Germany with 1,060 employees, and sales offices and agents throughout Western and Eastern Europe and increased EBIT significantly to high double digit percentage of sales.

  • 7 months, Jan 1999 - Jul 1999

    Business Director

    Johns Manville GmbH

    P/L responsibility for the global monofilament business with 2 plants in Europe and 1 in the US. Prepared the business for exit as non-core. Consolidated all functions and operations into 1 location.

  • 7 months, Jun 1998 - Dec 1998

    Marketing Manager

    Hoechst Trevira GmbH

    Executed strategic sales & marketing management and technical support for an organization in Europe and North America, with a JV in Japan, representing high annual sales and double digit EBIT, serving PMC and industrial filter manufacturers.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Feb 1996 - May 1998

    Referent Corporate Center Region Europe/Africa

    Hoechst AG

    Served as executive assistant to a board member (Vorstand). contributed to the sale of the global fibers entity and the restructuring within the European & Africa region; personally oversaw the execution of the Hoechst AG corporate restructuring strategy in Benelux, France, UK, Ireland, Switzerland and French speaking Africa.

  • 8 years and 7 months, Jul 1987 - Jan 1996

    Department Head

    Hoechst Belgium

    Increased profit and revenue by establishing successful sales and technology initiatives for products including polyester filament, acetate, tri-acetate, and viscose fibers produced in Belgium, Germany and Denmark. Spearheaded a service program that delivered improvements in product development, shop floor assistance and claim response.

Educational background for Luc J. Mechelaere

  • 1 month, Jan 1993 - Jan 1993

    Business Administration

    KUL Leuven/Belgium

    Strategy, operations, HR, IT, Finance

  • 1 month, Jan 1990 - Jan 1990

    Sales Management

    EHSAL, Brussels/Belgium

    Sales & Marketing

  • 5 years and 1 month, Sep 1980 - Sep 1985

    Industrial Engineer

    Industriele Hogeschool van het Rijk, Gent/Belgium

    Textiles

Languages

  • English

    Fluent

  • German

    Fluent

  • French

    Intermediate

  • Dutch

    First language

Wants

Geschäftsleitung
CEO
private equity
board membership
venture management

Interests

Building materials
Construction
Plastics
Nonwovens
Chemicals
Fibres
Textiles
Renewable Energy
Metal transformation
Coatings
Mining
Rubber Reinforcement
Plastic Reinforcement
China
Brazil
Turkey
Eastern Europe
US
M&A
Geosynthetics
Private Equity

Browse over 18 million XING members