Klaus Steinhauser

Klaus Steinhauser

CRO/CFO/COO C-Suite Interim Management

CPA, MBA Distressed – Operational Turnarounds & Financial Restructuring; Profitability & Performance Improvement; Multi-National Manufacturing Specialist

Klaus Steinhauser has nearly 40 years’ C-Suite experience in multi-plant manufacturing operations in multiple industries that include the following:

  • Automotive, including Tier 1 OEM Auto Parts.
  • Consumer Products.
  • Food Processing & Packaging.
  • Retail, including Apparel.

Industrial manufacturing, including, Chemical, Plastics, Metal.

He has served in various operationally focused management & consulting capacities for such global companies as:

  • TRW Automotive – ZF
  • Rassini – NHK Automotive
  • Thyssen Automotive
  • Volkswagen
  • Mercedes Benz
  • BMW
  • Audi
  • Trans Technology
  • Valeo Thermal Systems
  • CRW Engineering Group
  • Protev International
  • Aryzta Foods Group

He is Certified in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and in several Quality Tools, including:

  • SPC- Statistical Process Control
  • MSA- Measurement System Analysis
  • FMEA- Failure Mode and Effect Analysis
  • PPAP – Production Part Approval Process
  • APQP – Advanced Product Quality Planning
  • Global 8D – 8 Disciplines for Problem Solving
  • JIT – Just in Time

Klaus helped achieve significant increases in:

  • Customer savings of $390M and Gross Margins to 19% in:
  • Equipment efficiency improvements from 35% to 86%
  • Production output from 42% to 85%
  • On time delivery from 65% to 98%
  • Prices to 20%

Reductions in:

  • Parts per million defects of 55%
  • Inventory of 37%
  • Machine and tooling downtime of 22%
  • Maintenance spare parts of 50%

Klaus led projects that increased revenue by 25% and 47% at Rassini-NHK and Thyssen, respectively, with new product development launchings. He also generated $880K in new business within 3 months at Aryzta.

Klaus served as CRO – Chief Restructuring Officer for private equity, Brazilian Partners, in which he advised regarding Aryzta Group, an international food & retail company, in which as CRO he managed 6 plants focused on cost reduction to:

  • Secure contracts over $550M.
  • Achieve annual savings of $10.5 Million.
  • Attain recurring EBITDA of $12 Million
  • Provide board advisory involving new investments of $1.2 Billion.

Klaus is a Certified Advisory Counsellor. He holds degrees, including advanced degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Automotive Engineering; General Administration; MBA in Business Management.

Klaus Steinhauser

Klaus Steinhauser has nearly 40 years’ C-Suite experience in multi-plant manufacturing operations in multiple industries that include the following:

  • Automotive, including Tier 1 OEM Auto Parts.
  • Consumer Products.
  • Food Processing & Packaging.
  • Retail, including Apparel.

Industrial manufacturing, including, Chemical, Plastics, Metal.

He has served in various operationally focused management & consulting capacities for such global companies as:

  • TRW Automotive – ZF
  • Rassini – NHK Automotive
  • Thyssen Automotive
  • Volkswagen
  • Mercedes Benz
  • BMW
  • Audi
  • Trans Technology
  • Valeo Thermal Systems
  • CRW Engineering Group
  • Protev International
  • Aryzta Foods Group

He is Certified in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and in several Quality Tools, including:

  • SPC- Statistical Process Control
  • MSA- Measurement System Analysis
  • FMEA- Failure Mode and Effect Analysis
  • PPAP – Production Part Approval Process
  • APQP – Advanced Product Quality Planning
  • Global 8D – 8 Disciplines for Problem Solving
  • JIT – Just in Time

Klaus helped achieve significant increases in:

  • Customer savings of $390M and Gross Margins to 19% in:
  • Equipment efficiency improvements from 35% to 86%
  • Production output from 42% to 85%
  • On time delivery from 65% to 98%
  • Prices to 20%

Reductions in:

  • Parts per million defects of 55%
  • Inventory of 37%
  • Machine and tooling downtime of 22%
  • Maintenance spare parts of 50%

Klaus led projects that increased revenue by 25% and 47% at Rassini-NHK and Thyssen, respectively, with new product development launchings. He also generated $880K in new business within 3 months at Aryzta.

Klaus served as CRO – Chief Restructuring Officer for private equity, Brazilian Partners, in which he advised regarding Aryzta Group, an international food & retail company, in which as CRO he managed 6 plants focused on cost reduction to:

  • Secure contracts over $550M.
  • Achieve annual savings of $10.5 Million.
  • Attain recurring EBITDA of $12 Million
  • Provide board advisory involving new investments of $1.2 Billion.

Klaus is a Certified Advisory Counsellor. He holds degrees, including advanced degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Automotive Engineering; General Administration; MBA in Business Management.