He brings 19 years of consulting experience in restructuring, lean management and operational improvement. His primary areas of concentration are the formulation and execution of transformation programs for value creation and supply chains. Mr. Hattenbach has worked with clients across a wide range of industries, focusing on automotive, machine building and high tech.
Mr. Hattenbach spent more than six years with Rödl & Partner, where he served as Partner and member of the executive board of Rödl Consulting. Among his cases at Rödl, Mr. Hattenbach worked for a hidden-champion machine tool maker to stabilize the supply chain and kick-start an overall improvement program to deliver significant operational benefits. He also led several programs to renew companies process models and prepare the organization for a comprehensive digitalization of the business model.
Mr. Hattenbach has been involved in a number of restructuring and insolvency cases, where he was responsible for identifying operational opportunities, formulate strategies for operations and deliver improvements along the value creating chains. Companies served were machine tool suppliers, Tier 2 to 4 automotive suppliers, electronic manufacturers, special fabric suppliers and glass processing companies as well as manufacturers of steel furniture and shop fitting.
Previously Mr. Hattenbach worked for Porsche Consulting, where he co-lead the manufacturing and logistics practice serving automotive OEMs and suppliers as well as large high-tech companies in Europe, Asia and Americas in their global operational improvement programs. He started his consulting career with McKinsey & Company, where he worked for five years on large automotive and high-tech engagements in Europe and Asia.
Mr. Hattenbach earned a master´s degree in business administration with concentration in logistics from State Academy Mannheim (Diplom Betriebswirt) and received his MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau. He started his career with MSAS Cargo, now part of DHL Global Forwarding in Tokyo, Japan, where he spent more than seven years. A German national, Mr. Hattenbach is fluent in English and also speaks French and Japanese.