Corporate Performance Improvement | Roswitha Tertea
Roswitha Tertea
Managing Director
Corporate Performance Improvement | Roswitha Tertea
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20 years operational consulting experience in various industries and countries, plus 10 years of industrial experience in the automation industry
Focuses on operational improvements across the value chain to achieve significant operational and financial benefits
Co-head of the German CPI-Operations practice
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Sustainable results can be achieved only through change in behavior, which results from a mix of coaching and training and leading by example.
Roswitha Tertea is Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Deutschland GmbH.

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.