German origin management consultancy Porsche Consulting has appointed two new Partners: Federico Magno, Managing Director of the firm’s Italian subsidiary, and Gregor Grandl, co-head of the firm’s mechanical and plant engineering sectors.
Porsche Consulting is a subsidiary of the prestigious car manufacturer Porsche. The consultancy was founded in 1994, initially as an in-house consultancy department, but has since grown to a consulting firm with 370 professionals across offices in Hamburg (Germany), Milan (Italy), São Paulo (Brazil), Atlanta (USA), and Shanghai (China). Porsche Consulting specialises in operational excellence, and serves clients in among others the aviation, retail, FMCG and services sectors.
In line with its growth ambition – Porsche Consulting aims at growing its revenue from the current €85 million to beyond €100 million – the Bietigheim-Bissingen headquartered consultancy has appointed two new partners. Federico Magno (41), who currently serves as Managing Director of the Italian subsidiary in Milan, will per 1 August 2014 be the global lead of the automotive sector. “With his vast store of international experience, Federico Magno will help us have an even greater impact,” saysEberhard Weiblen, CEO of Porsche Consulting. Magno, who has been with the company for 14 years, will remain closely associated with Porsche Consulting in Italy as a member of its advisory board – in addition to his new position with the parent company.
Magno’s vacancy will be filled by Josef Nierling (42), who has been with the company since 2006, most recently as Principal. He has been given the task to continue the growth trajectory in Italy. Since being founded eight years ago the southern European subsidiary has seen its number of employees increase from 10 to 30. The Italian team advises clients such as appliance manufacturer Indesit, coffee producer Illycaffè and fashion conglomerate Trussardi.
In Germany, Gregor Grandl (39) has been promoted from Principal to Partner. He will be tasked with further expanding the focal mechanical and plant engineering sectors, a segment that according to Weiblen represents a high growth area for the coming years. “Excellent products are no longer enough on their own to beat rising competition from Asian providers in the mechanical and plant engineering sectors. Success here also requires excellent processes, and this is where mechanical and plant engineering companies can benefit from the experience of the automotive industry.”