Executive Interim Manager for challenging tasks
and situations in industrial companies

My agenda is to develop and advance companies, making them successful. My focus is on Marketing and Sales. Nonetheless my approach is generalist. I think strategically and proceed operationally as a prudent problem-solver. The greater the challenge, the more I move into my element.

Team work brings about lasting company success – I set the pace as a strong leader. My ethos: Everyone pulling together – to achieve joint success.

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At a glance

Role:

  • Executive Interim Manager
  • Problem-solver
  • Winning and genuine leader

Areas of expertise:

  • General management with a focus on Marketing and Sales
  • Expert in Sales/Marketing, Production and Supply Chain Management,  Product  and Business Development

Positions:

  • CEO
  • Managing Director & Member of the Executive Board
  • Business Unit Leader & Director
  • Supervisory Board Member
  • Lecturer
  • Business Angel and Investor

Tasks:

  • Business development
  • Internationalisation
  • Restructuring
  • Post-merger integration
  • Change management
  • Process optimisation
  • Digitalisation
  • Cover of staff vacancies

Sectors:

Industrial companies (mainly B2B)

  • Machine and Equipment Manufacturer
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Automotive
  • Tool and machining technology
  • Machine manufacturer for the earth-moving industry (construction, mining and tunneling, rail, agriculture and forestry)
  • Defence technology
  • Tungsten Carbide/ceramics/coatings
  • Construction industry
  • Mining and Tunneling

International experience:

Global with the following focus regions

  • Throughout Europe
  • Middle East
  • South Africa
  • China
  • India
  • Australia
  • Russia
  • USA and Canada

Interim CSO and Member of the Executive Board– Global Head of Sales / Marketing and Dealer Management

Mr Enste has exceptional leadership, strategic, organisational and process optimisation strengths, which he employed superbly on his assignment with us. We were able to make excellent use of his wealth of experience and very much appreciated his results-driven focus combined with his reliability, loyalty and speed.

Martin Knötgen, Chairman of the Executive Board, Putzmeister Holding GmbH, Aichtal, Germany

Vice President & General Manager Infrastructure for Earthworks, Engineered Components and Global Cutting Systems

Michael is a thoroughly professional business executive. He has strong planning and organization skills, energy, drive, and can handle a high workload. He has a great understanding of all aspects of the Earthworks business globally (Mining, Construction, Roadmilling, Trenching, Foundation Drilling Tunneling, Agriculture, etc), and could lead this business effectively across Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Joost Berting, VicePresident & Managing Director EMEA, Kennametal Europa GmbH, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland

Vice President & General Manager Infrastructure for Earthworks, Engineered Components and Global Cutting Systems

Mr Enste is a dynamic, innovative and strong leader, who is able to operate successfully on the international stage and achieve good results. … He was well liked and respected by his managers and employees alike, thanks to his excellent social expertise, communication skills and strong leadership qualities.

Matthias Pasler, Director Human Resources EMEA, Kennametal Europa GmbH, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland

Mentor and adviser to a startup for digitalisation of its lean management method

Michael is an exceptionally helpful, courteous and likeable man, who is a valuable advisor, thanks to his many years of experience. He takes the time to understand “your” issues, is very dedicated and approaches matters as if they were his own. One thing that impressed me in particular: Michael is interested in my objectives and motives. Figures are naturally also important but the overall package needs to be right for him. This makes him a respected and appreciated discussion partner and mentor.

Yannick Müller, Founder and Managing Director, everlean, Berlin, Germany

Interim CSO and Member of the Executive Board – Global Head of Sales / Marketing and Dealer Management

Mr Enste has exceptional leadership, strategic, organisational and process optimisation strengths, which he employed superbly on his assignment with us. We were able to make excellent use of his wealth of experience and very much appreciated his results-driven focus combined with his reliability, loyalty and speed.

Martin Knötgen, Chairman of the Executive Board, Putzmeister Holding GmbH, Aichtal, Germany
Vice President & General Manager Infrastructure for Earthworks, Engineered Components and Global Cutting Systems

Michael is a thoroughly professional business executive. He has strong planning and organization skills, energy, drive, and can handle a high workload. He has a great understanding of all aspects of the Earthworks business globally (Mining, Construction, Roadmilling, Trenching, Foundation Drilling Tunneling, Agriculture, etc), and could lead this business effectively across Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Joost Berting, VicePresident & Managing Director EMEA, Kennametal Europa GmbH, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland

Vice President & General Manager Infrastructure for Earthworks, Engineered Components and Global Cutting Systems

Mr Enste is a dynamic, innovative and strong leader, who is able to operate successfully on the international stage and achieve good results. … He was well liked and respected by his managers and employees alike, thanks to his excellent social expertise, communication skills and strong leadership qualities.

Matthias Pasler, Director Human Resources EMEA, Kennametal Europa GmbH, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland

Mentor and adviser to a startup for digitalisation of its lean management method

Michael is an exceptionally helpful, courteous and likeable man, who is a valuable advisor, thanks to his many years of experience. He takes the time to understand “your” issues, is very dedicated and approaches matters as if they were his own. One thing that impressed me in particular: Michael is interested in my objectives and motives. Figures are naturally also important but the overall package needs to be right for him. This makes him a respected and appreciated discussion partner and mentor.

Yannick Müller, Founder and Managing Director, everlean, Berlin, Germany