Executive Interim Manager and Consultant for challenging tasks and situations in industrial companies

My agenda is to develop and advance companies, making them successful. My focus is on Empowerment and Discovering a New Path. I think strategically and proceed operationally as a prudent problem-solver. The greater the challenge, the more I move into my element.

Teamwork brings about lasting company success – as a strong leader with a transformational leadership style, I set the direction, picking up the staff and taking the path to the goal together. 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 Business Development and Optimisation
  • Expert in Sales and New Business Development, Marketing and Engineering, Production and Supply Chain Management, Corporate Governance and Structure
  • Transformation and Restructuring, Change-Management, Project Management, Process Optimisation

Positions:

  • CEO and Managing Director
  • CSO, CMO
  • CRO, COO
  • Project Leader
  • Business Coach and Consultant
  • Supervisory Board Member
  • Lecturer

Tasks:

  • Cover of C-Level vacancies
  • Business Development and Optimisation (Strategy Development, Business Effectivity and Efficiency, Internationalisation, New Business Development, Post-Merger-Integration)
  • Transformation and Restructuring with Change Management Approach

Sectors:

Industrial companies (mainly B2B)

  • Machine and Equipment Manufacturer
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Automotive
  • Tool and Machining Technology
  • Construction, Mining and Tunneling
  • Tungsten Carbide/Ceramics/Coatings
  • Wear Protection

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