He brings 30 years of experience in consulting and industry leadership roles. His primary areas of concentration are turnarounds and corporate performance improvement programs from program design to successful execution. Mr. Horlebein has worked with clients across a range of industries, including industrial machinery and equipment, automation, electrical equipment, electronics, high tech and automotive suppliers.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Horlebein served as Senior Partner, Member of the Board and Practice Head of Automotive & Industrials for Arthur D. Little Central Europe. He also served as Partner and Managing Director for Booz & Company and as Partner for Management Engineers. He is an expert in value growth and performance improvement programs for both top line and bottom line improvements, serving the German Mittelstand (SMEs) and publicly listed Corporates in the industrials sector.
Mr. Horlebein served as operational Turnaround Manager for the turnaround of a production machinery company, changing the result from a medium sized double digit million-euro loss into a positive within one year and an efficiency program for a DAX listed company with 100,000 employees in 65 countries, yielding triple digit million € in annual savings, fully implemented in 18 months. Mr. Horlebein helped one of the large state-owned companies going public and managed the post-merger integration of two utility companies, forming the market leader in Germany.
Additionally, Mr. Horlebein spent nearly 10 years with Heidenhain, an automation and electronics company, serving as country CEO and as Member of the Management Board of an acquisition. He was responsible for the development and implementation of an Asia strategy, resulting in the foundation and operational leadership of a subsidiary in Taiwan overseeing all of Asia including China. The company is now the biggest non-domestic market for the shareholder, which resulted in his appointment to the Management Board of a subsidiary that was bought from the German Treuhandanstalt where he successfully improved efficiency by 35% and the top line by 50% within 18 months.
Mr. Horlebein earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich. He is a member of the Entrepreneurs Club, and investor and co-owner of a company in the aircraft sector.