Thomas started with software development – over time having had positions and roles within engineering, system architecture, project-/program-/team managment, site management, business development, M&A, and more activities within multiple high tech segments at international leading companies.
International, multi cultural, and entrepreneurial working style. Comprehensive management and business experience with teams spread around the globe (Europe, US, Japan, Taiwan, China) able to create, form, and sustain best in class teams leading to extraordinary business successes.
Within the lean Start-Up and innovation fields he is supporting SMBs and also enterprises in order to gain agility, dynamics, and early success and failure (believe it or not: this is GOOD!) and also mentors and advises Start-Ups in several fields.
- Management of teams and departments 100+ employees
- In various forms building up product portfolios / programs
- Build-Up, dissolve and transfer of departments in Europe and Asia (Change Management)
- Definition and implementation of development and business processes
- Role Definitions, Description and construction of communication channels and the resulting organizational adjustments and optimizations
- Speaker at various international conferences and exhibitions
Companies: Siemens, Infineon, Philips, NXP, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), G&D SFS, G&D 3S, TRECOS
Market Segments: CE, PC, Automotive, IT, Mobile, Security
Key-Positions in technology and business: Software & System Architecture, Program Management, Site Management, R&D/Development Management
Instead of creating and posting more about myself by myself I am simply adding what has been turned out and testified over time:
Thomas is intrigued by and have an understanding of the unique qualities of each person. Impatient with generalizations, he focuses on the differences among individuals. He instinctively observes each person’s style and motivation, how each thinks, and how each builds relationships. He keenly observes other people’s strengths and draws out the best in each person. His Individualization talents helps him to build productive teams. While some search around for the perfect team “structure” or “process,” he knows instinctively that the secret to great teams is casting by individual strengths so that everyone can do a lot of what they do well.
He notices and appreciates the unique characteristics of each person and can customize his approach accordingly. Like a casting director, he uses his intelligence about people to position them to do what they do best. This creates a type of team synergy that leads to a more enjoyable experience and increased effectiveness.
Thomas does not necessarily shy away from meeting new people — in fact, he may have other themes that cause them to enjoy the thrill of turning strangers into friends. He knows many people, and he can relate to all kinds of people. He forms solid, genuine, and mutually rewarding relationships. His relationships are close, caring, and trusting.
Thomas has a constant need for attainment. He has an internal fire burning inside him. It pushes him to do more, to achieve more. He feels as if every day starts at zero. By the end of the day he must accomplish something meaningful to feel good about himself. And “every day” means every single day — workdays, weekends, holidays, and even vacations. If the day passes without some form of achievement, no matter how small, he feels dissatisfied. Upon finishing a challenging project, he rarely seeks to be rewarded with a rest or an easy assignment. His motivation lies in striving towards the next goal on the horizon.
Thomas loves to peer over the horizon. He is fascinated by the future. He anticipates and imagines in detail what tomorrow could or should be. He usually sees the future positively. While the details of the picture will depend on his other strengths and interests — a better product, a better team, a better life, or a better world — it will always be inspirational to him. This vision energizes himself and others. He can paint a picture of the future that raises the sights and spirits of others.
Thomas has the ability to sort through the clutter and find the best route. This is not a skill that can be taught. It is a distinct way of thinking — a special perspective on the world at large. This outlook allows him to see patterns where others simply see complexity. Mindful of these patterns, he is able to envision alternative scenarios, always asking, “What if this happened?” This recurring question helps him see, plan, and prepare for future situations. He sees a way when others assume there is no way. Armed with this strategy, he strikes forward.
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