Winfried has more than 25 years of international Management experience (Europe, Asia, North America) running global family business’ and PE backed midsize players in sectors such as specialty chemicals, aviation, igt, medical devices and general manufacturing. Winfried served as CEO of Lincotek Group and prior as CEO of VitasheetGroup and VP Coatings Europe for Hexion Specialty Chemicals. He started his career in BASF as member of the Management Development Program for Marketing and Sales.  He is a strategist and change manager with a track record of revamping, globalizing and transforming business’ via organic growth, buy & built and restructuring. Winfried graduated in business administration from the University of Paderborn/Germany and holds an MBA from the Theseus Institute/France.