About us

What we Do, we Do with conviction and enthusiasm.


The TEAM

We are implementation-oriented and committed entrepreneurs with long-standing, national and international professional and management experience, and are operationally active in various functions. Our focus is on the long-term success of our customers. Sustainability is our primary goal.

Vortex Solutions Switzerland

André Kupferschmied

Senior Partner & Interim Manager


Thematic focus

  • Category Manager – global sourcing of electronic and electromechanical components, identification and implementation of worldwide purchasing strategies, global execution of market, material and supplier portfolio analysis as well as initiation and realization of identified cost improvements
  • Project buyer – participation in cross-functional product development teams with influencing material requirements and product functionality, defining target prices and establishing common purchasing platforms
  • Cost controlling – defining and building up controlling systems (concept, processes, reporting KPI’s) and implementation of Cost Tracking to visualize the effectiveness of Supply Management as well to interpret and define recommendations for action
  • Leadership – leading and develop teams in different divisions and hierarchical levels
  • Startup Coaching – strategic and operational support in the company set-up 

Language skills

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Urs Hirsiger

Senior Partner & Interim Manager


Thematic focus

  • Market development in a global business with adjustments to local needs. Enter new markets like finishing (post processing) of ALM metal (3 D Printing) parts
  • Develop and implement international sales, service and technology strategies for machines, industrial consumer goods and industrial services
  • Entrepreneur, negotiate and set up Joint Venture, incorporation of companies and development of business with manufacturing also in Asia. Drive project Industry 4.0
  • M & A and sale of business, leading through the transition time in to new ownership
  • Product portfolio consolidation also on global level, with manufacturing in Asia, EMEA or USA for the global market
  • Turnaround, also with extensive lay-offs if required. Transfer of business concept (change management)

Language skills

  • English
  • German



Vortex Solutions Germany

Werner Kühn

Senior Partner & Interim Manager


Thematic focus

  • Interim- / Changemanagement, Business- / Organisation Development, Strategy Development
  • Leadership Coaching, Sparring and Mentoring, People Management
  • Development and Implementation of Performance Management and Long Term follow up
  • Business-, Organisation-, Situation Analysis
  • Sales Management, Key Account Management
  • Development and Implementation of Project Management Office (PMO)
  • M & A Implementation
  • Improvement and Implementation of work safety
  • Expansion into new markets local and international, Green Field Approach, Investigation and set up of new local / foreign Business Partners
  • Supervisory Board Mandate

Language skills

  • English
  • German

Mark Stecken

Senior Partner & Interim Manager


Thematic focus

  • Cost Controlling – coordination and leadership of strategic projects to strengthen processes and project steerage from a controlling point of view
  • Startup Coaching – strategic and operational support in the company set-up
  • Accounting – coordination, management and controlling as well as execution of monthly, quarterly and year end financial statements under German local GAAP, IFRS or US-GAAP. In addition budgeting and forecasting. 
  • Project Management – operational support as project manager for long term plant engineering and construction process including detailed project controlling and communication
  • Analysis of critical points / deviation analysis for all commercial aspects of the company 
  • Design and support the automation / digitalization of financial and business processes
  • Operational support for the introduction of asset management tools (e.g. Voyanta)

Language skills

  • English
  • German

Our values


Identification

We are aware that we are acting on behalf and for the benefit of our customers. The sustainable benefits, satisfaction and confidence of our customers in the provided individual services are the focus of our actions.

 

Quality

The quality of our services intends to set standards and therefore we continue our education and are willing to review our own actions and – whenever necessary – correct them.

 

Responsibility

We are proactive and aware of our responsibility towards our clients. We develop strategies, concepts and procedures, which can be implemented and are sustainable. We communicate within our team and with our customers in an open, respectful and timely manner. We therefore, express what we can accomplish and where our limits are.

 

Credibility and Ethic

Honesty, Fairness and Integrity in the team and towards our customers, determine our daily activity. We deliver what we promise.    

 

Corporate Social Responsibility

We live social responsibility and donate 2% of our turnover to charity organizations.