Mario Schmidt


Human resources and management consultant:
  • Automotive
  • Steel production
  • Industrial lightweight construction based on steel
Mario Schmidt is specialised in
Executive Search / Personnel Consulting with the main focus:

Direct search, industry-experienced identification and responsible selection of optimally qualified specialists and executives, especially in the following functions

  • General management and assistance
  • Sales, key account management and marketing communication
  • Application and materials technology
  • Production and logistics
  • Research and development
  • Quality management and quality assurance
  • Innovation Management and Intellectual Properties (IP)
  • Purchasing and plant management
  • Project leadership and project management
  • Executive Business Coaching for aspiring managers
Management consulting with the main focus:

General Management

  • Strategy, positioning, diversification, implementation
  • Restructuring of production, distribution and infrastructure
  • Succession consulting for SMEs and their active, operational support

Interim Management

  • Qualified and conscientious assumption of temporary succession, restructuring and development mandates in SME or start-up structures   
  • Cross-departmental and/or cross-company project management and
  • Project controlling mandates

Business development 

   Four steps to a sustainable product:

  • Situation analysis of portfolio, resources, target groups, competition
  • Concretization of applications, requirements, customer benefits, USPs
  • Validation through simulation, sampling and demonstrators
  • Addressing target groups and deriving concrete projects 

   Realisation of new business areas

  • Vision, strategy, objectives, planning
  • Penetration of market process chains and product requirements
  • Engineering of agile manufacturing technologies and production processes
  • Potential analysis, market entry strategy, target group feedback, sales planning
  • Reliable business cases and decision templates
  • Implementation of plant construction and implementation of manufacturing
  • Development and establishment of solution selling structures
  • Active support for market introduction and market penetration

   Intellectual Properties (IP)

  • Analysis of the property rights situation in the market environment
  • Development of an individual IP strategy (Freedom to Operate)
  • Organization of a modern IP management

   Innovation management

  • Pressure and ability to change, especially in the context of New Mobility
  • Moderation of a cross-company innovation culture
  • Derivation of future-oriented development projects
  • Active support in the development and implementation   
  • Area Manager for Technology and Business Area Development as well as for Innovation Management and Intellectual Properties (IP) at a leading semi finished products manufacturer with focus on New Mobility
  • Managing Director (sales and technology) at a subsidiary of a leading Steel and technology manufacturer in plant construction
  • Managing Director (sales and technology) at a start-up of a leading steel and technology manufacturer for innovative semi-finished products for the automotive, construction and aerospace segments 
  • Head of application technology department at a leading steel manufacturer for electrothermal process technology  
  • Process engineer at a leading welding system and robot manufacturer for Automotive and Aero Space segments
  • Service and commissioning engineer at a leading welding plant manufacturer for the steel strip processing industry
  • Further training as European Welding Engineer (EWE), Welding Engineer (SFI)
  • Study to the Dipl. Ing. mechanical engineering in the field of production automation
  • Diploma thesis at a leading steel manufacturer
  • Apprenticeship as company fitter with a leading mining company    
Formations Group Executive Search & Consulting GmbH
Mario Schmidt, Partner
Bockenheimer Landstrasse 17/19
DE - 60325 Frankfurt/Main
tel: +49-69-710455 345
fax: +49-69-710455 0
mobile: +49 151 656 15148