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Gerhard Crossman (MA Eng / Dipl.-Ing.)
Gerhard is a broadly experienced Senior Executive (Director) and Advisor with a strong international operational background and 20 years sound general management experience in the European industry (Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Switzerland and UK). He holds a university degree in general engineering and business economics and is an alumnus of Cranfield University. Additional qualifications include Lean/Six Sigma Management, cost accounting, investment strategies, purchasing and personnel management. More recently he was awarded a Six Sigma Green Belt from Cranfield University.
Initially, Gerhard started his career in project management in the US, followed by intermediate and senior management positions in Switzerland, Germany, The Benelux and the UK. Over the past 20 years he held several Director positions in European companies. He has spent part of his career in the automotive, plastics and packaging industries where highly competitive markets demand efficient operating systems, precise planning and high customer service levels. His career allowed him to gain hands-on general management experience as well as detailed operational and manufacturing knowledge in a wide spectrum of world-class businesses. Since setting up FBC Ltd. he has used his experience to assist many companies across Europe during various stages of their business development and transformation processes.
Maria-Antoinette Crossman (DipFrench (Open))
Maria-Antoinette is an experienced translator and marketing professional with a European background and sound HR skills. After she studied at the university in Leiden/NL and received her English degree fr m Cambridge University she initially worked as a freelance translator in Switzerland, later than in Germany and Holland. Maria-Antoinette is strongly analytical and highly entrepreneurial. She is an innovative professional with high standards of excellence, and possesses excellent communication and people management skills. In the late eighties she started to develop a successful track record in advising and implementing change, which allowed her to work with complex multinational organisations. As part of an international management team she explored Management Interchange opportunities for a major European Manufacturing Group. With the translation of Corporate Identity brochures, product guides and marketing literature Maria-Antoinette helped various companies with comprehensive cultural integration exercises and product launches in the UK. More recently, she was awarded the French Diploma from the Open University, Within FBC Ltd., her responsibility today lies in advising SME's on improvement of HR relations, Internationalisation and Corporate Identity tasks.