Dipl.-Ing. Horst Schröder

Born 1966

A level at the Berufsbildenden Schule Technik in Ludwigshafen/Rh.

Degree in materials science at the Universität des Saarlandes

Scientific Assistant at the Institut for new materials in high performance ceramics

Technical business economist at the IHK Würzburg


BLANCO GmbH & Co.KG, Oberderdingen

R&D-projectmanager for forming technology, key responsibilities:

  • Support of the purchasing by the selection of deep drawing grades
  • Installation and and operation of a trying press to test deep drawing parameters
  • Tests in tribology

Tenneco / Gillet Abgastechnik GmbH, Edenkoben

Project manager, Head of advanced process development, key responsibilities:

  • Project planning of different roller lubrication devices for transfer presses
  • Test for bending behavior of exhaust pipes

Head of production, key responsibilities

  • Relocation of pipe welding systems to optimize costs
  • Construction of a welding and assembly line for VW PQ35-silencer

Faurecia Abgastechnik GmbH, Trabitz

Head of production, key responsibilities

  • Construction of a hydroforming line for the production of KAT-casings

Plant manager (Supplierpark Daimler in Rastatt), key responsibilities:

  • JIT-plant for the production of exhaust systems

Johnson Controls GmbH, Dautphetal-Friedensdorf

Operation manager, key responsibilities:

  • Production, tool making and maintenance
  • Implementation of a new remuneration system in difficult circumstances

Group Continuous Improvement Manager / Business Partner, key responsibilities:

  • Support of six locations in europe with the focus on potential savings
  • Implementation of a new production system
  • Projects for optimization (LEAN, SixSigma, KepnerTregoe©)
  • Co-Trainer for LEAN-Technics

Senior consultant and interimsmanager for Technologie + Management Beratungs-GmbH

Selected project experience:

  • Project planning of a 5 steps, mechanical transfer press with a conyeyer system and a tool changing table
  • Turn-Around-Initiative als Operations Manager
  • O.E.E.-increase about 20 % of production lines with TEAM-Pro-Coaching and the agile method SCRUM©
  • Support of the benchmark-initiative (26 locations in EU and NA) with knowledge-transfer (best-practice-sharing)