Manuel Kuchen - Educated at Coventry University holding his Master’s degree in Engineering and Manufacturing Management with additional degrees in Business Administration (Zurich) and Economics (Freiburg), Manuel worked with EY, wrote his Thesis within the Volkswagen Group headquarters on business process re-engineering and his Dissertation within the Ford Motor Company on lean manufacturing.
Manuel started his own consulting business in 2010. He is an expert in project management for new machinery and tools within 7 different industries: Automotive, Medical, Building Technologies, Construction, Recycling, Furniture, Lighting. He works worldwide and is fluent in English, German, and French. Manuel is strict about his given schedule from his clients: in his career, 100% of all his projects were accomplished on time – or earlier. He cares for the project, starting from a brainstorming idea and ending with successful installation and SOP, Manuel worked and works on any continent for his client's success.
Successful Escalation and De-Escalation Management is, due to his strong interpersonal and negotiation skills another cornerstone of his consulting business.
In order to balance himself with the demanding tasks, he spends quality time with his son and takes his Doberman with him for walks in any weather condition.
Countries of work experience: Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, U.K., USA, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, India Spain, Italy.
With his key competencies as Procurement Consultant, General Contractor for Manufacturing Projects, Project Management for Manufacturing Projects / Buying & Installing new Machinery, Manuel Kuchen joined CBA in Switzerland in February 2020.