Frank‐Peter Ritsche (ProjectTeam, Düsseldorf)
Frank-Peter Ritsche has 25 years of experience in EPC projects world-wide. He is certified PMP® since 2005 and holds a mechanical engineering degree from the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany). He held both operational project management and strategic positions covering the engineering, procurement and construction of conventional and nuclear power plants as well as in the chemical industry, with globally operating companies such as SIEMENS, FRAMATOME, AREVA and THYSSENKRUPP. He gained his on-site experience with major projects in Taiwan, Spain, Slovakia, Japan, Singapore, Finland and Egypt. He is currently active as responsible project director for large chemical EPC projects. Mr. Ritsche is founder of the “ProjectTeam® Global Experts Network”, the editor of the “Project Management Handbook for EPC” and based in Duesseldorf.
Reinhard Wagner (TIBA, Munich)
Reinhard Wagner has been active for more than 30 years in the field of project- related leadership, in such diverse sectors as Air Defense, Automotive Engineering, and Machinery, as well as various not-for-profit organizations. As a Certified Projects Director (IPMA Level A), he has proven experience in managing projects, programmes and project portfolios in complex and dynamic contexts. For more than 15 years, he has been actively involved in the development of project, programme and portfolio management standards, for example as Convenor of the ISO 21500 “Guidance on Project Management” and the ISO 21503 “Guidance on Programme Management”. Reinhard Wagner is Past President of IPMA and Chairman of the Council, Honorary Chairman of GPM (the German Project Management Association), as well as Managing Director of Tiba Managementberatung GmbH.
Patrik Schlemmer (maexpartners, Düsseldorf)
Patrik Schlemmer is an experienced manager with long-term industry experience in the aviation, automotive and electronics industry. He held senior positions as Quality Director Europe at an US based Automotive supplier, Sales & Marketing Manager of a leading global electronic component distributor as well as Managing Director of an aircraft cabin equipment manufacturer. His professional focus is on the global Aerospace Industry and Digital Transformation of its value chain. Besides this his consulting experience also includes the integration of management systems (IMS) within the EPC business.
Mark Steinkamp (M8 International, Erlangen)
Mark Steinkamp is a consultant, coach and conflict management specialist. Building on his early career experiences in large infrastructure projects, he has as CFO led a number of global businesses in power generation, transmission and in airport logistics. For nearly a decade he is consulting for EPC’s and other global players on good project management and leadership. He has extensive international and intercultural experience, especially in M&A and MBO projects, speaks English, German and French. Originally trained in Finance he holds a Coaching and Consulting for Change Masters from INSEAD, a Mediation certificate and a degree in Adjudication.
Dr. Bernhard D. Valnion (Institute Innovation & Market Success)
For 20 years, Bernhard D. Valnion, Ph.D. has been editor-in-chief with special interest magazines reporting on engineering IT and the digital transformation journey. He is the founder and president of Institute for Innovation and Market Success, which publishes d1g1tal AGENDA magazine and its special insert CAPITAL PROJECT, reporting exclusively on successful IT and project processing strategies for the large manufacturing plant industries. In 1998, Valnion finished his Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics at the University of Munich, Germany
ProjectTeam® is editor of the „Project Management Handbook for EPC“ and maintains a „Global Experts Network“ of cooperation- and licensing partners in the field of project management consulting and support for the EPC of industrial plants. ProjectTeam® in cooperation with its partners world-wide has started a training- and certification program for Project Managers in EPC, the „EPCP® - EPC Professional“.
The core competence of Tiba is the introduction and optimization of Project Management. Through its management, consulting and training services, Tiba has supported leading companies worldwide since 1989 whose business success largely depends on the quality of their Project Management. With its experts and partners, Tiba ranks among the top consulting firms for Project Management in Germany.
We are experienced consultants with industrial backgrounds as well as a large network of specialists. We support multinationals and small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. Services are holistic in approach: from process optimization to radical reductions in cycle times and turnaround to digitization and Industry 4.0. We also actively support implementation and assist your team with operational realization.
We are a project management consultancy, a team of crisis proven executives. We help leaders assess new and critical projects. We identify levers for action like critical path or interface management. We coach the implementation. We cover engineering, finance and legal aspects. We are psychologically informed and make the unconscious transparent. We help you reaching where you want to go.
d1g1tal AGENDA addresses the culture of (digital) entrepreneurship and thus promoting all types of engineering-driven innovation. In addition to a website and an app, a quarterly publication, educational services, (case) studies, and consulting in the form of communication project development around subjects of digitalization are offered.