Bernd Wöhlken


Human resources and management consultant:
  • Mechanical and Plant Engineering
  • Compression Technology
  • Fluid Technology
Bernd Wöhlken is specialised in
Executive Search / Personnel Consulting with focus on:
  • Direct search, precise selection and recruitment of highly qualified executives and specialists in all functional areas for companies in mechanical and plant engineering as well as compression and fluid technology
  • Search of specialists and executives with high specialization and qualification in the areas of General Management, Marketing, Sales, (New & After Sales), Field Service, Procurement, Engineering & Plant Construction, Finance and Human Resources Management
  • Qualification and selection of specialists and managers for assignments abroad (e.g. to set up a company or to represent a company on all continents)
  • Personnel and organizational development derived from the vision and corporate strategy for all functional areas, especially in medium-sized companies.
Management consulting, support and coaching with a focus on following areas:
  • Holistic and agile corporate management in volatile markets as a basis for innovation, growth and competitiveness
  • Future orientation of medium-sized companies with development of a vision and mission as well as elaboration of strategic long range plan
  • Supporting the implementation of the long-term business models as well as comparison of target achievement and necessary adjustments
  • International business development for countries, industries and fields of application as well as business models in consideration of intercultural aspects
  • Introduction of Lean Management and optimization of internal and external processes
  • Market entry abroad through cooperation with sales partners and establishment of own entities (office, company etc.)
  • Optimization of cooperation with and securing of the qualification level of sales partners and own companies abroad
  • Supervisory board and advisory board mandates
Interim Management with a focus on:

Short-term assignment of top management functions as managing director, sales or marketing manager in medium-sized companies as well as foreign companies of German companies due to many years of intercultural experience.                                                                                                                                                                                  


Many years of experience in holistic corporate management of internationally active, manufacturing family and group companies in sales and marketing, business development, product and supply chain management, finance and asset management, process optimization, restructuring and the management of fully owned foreign companies.

  • Managing Director of a medium-sized German company, family-owned, with responsibility for sales and marketing, business development, procurement, project management as well as engineering and plant construction (machines and plants for the compression of air and gases)
  • Managing Director of a German holding company with over 40 fully owned subsidiaries on all continents with responsibility for sales, service, localization and production, financial and asset management.
  • Interim Managing Director of foreign companies (e.g. France, Brazil, Spain, India) for optimisation of market development, generate growth and reorganize internal structures
  • Head of sales and marketing in a German group (pumps, valves and systems) in various divisions in Germany and France
  • Internal consultant in a German group for the development of the sales structure in the Eastern Germany (after reunification) and the optimization of sales processes in France
  • Degree in Industrial Engineering, TH Darmstadt - Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. (Mechanical Engineering) with focus on Capital Goods Marketing


Formations Group Executive Search & Consulting GmbH
Bernd Wöhlken, Partner
Bockenheimer Landstr. 17/19
DE - 60325 Frankfurt/Main
Adresse vor Ort:
DE -
tel: +49-69-710 455 345
mobile: +49-157 726 39136