She started her career at Siemens as a project manager before serving as a technology strategist and product manager at Landis & Gyr. Ms. Tertea has over twelve years of industry experience in addition to twenty years of consulting experience at Roland Berger, A D Little and Celerant/Hitachi Consulting.
She has led a project for a large German chemical producer, the topics covered were process optimization in production and maintenance, optimization of production planning, improvement of cross-functional collaboration along the value chain. Integration of two entities with different cultural and national background (German/Spanish); resulting in > 3M€ savings. In the pharmaceutical industry, she has led an international assessment of the main business processes in production, quality and logistics from a lean perspective. The work included the development of the concept and approach and deployment in fourteen sites worldwide. Results included recommendations for the achievement of 70M€ improvements over a period of three years.
Ms.Tertea also advised a mid-sized German chemical company that needed significant cost reductions. In this role she developed a restructuring and turnaround program where the realization of fundamental savings, improvement of production levels, as well as an increase of organizational effectiveness and implementation of a robust planning have been achieved improving the company's bottom line by 8mill.€.
She also advised an automotive tier 1 supplier that had 10 years of poor results in a plant. In this role, she was requested to perform a restructuring of the site, and also build an operational excellence model. The team successfully brought the plant to a positive EBITDA with savings in excess of 27 mill. € annualized after nine months. The operational excellence model was rolled-out into all the other plants in a program that lasted two years.
Additional, Ms. Tertea advised a Telecom operator in Europe: Due to various acquisitions, there was no unified way of working and no resources for growth. A program was set up to optimize and align key processes, adapt the organizational structure across five countries in Europe and free-up resources for growth. The program stretched over a duration of 15 months and has delivered savings in excess of 100 mill. €
Mrs. Tertea has earned a master's degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Klausenburg.