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Pinnacle Strategies Names International Operations Management Executive as New General Manager of EMEA Operations


Mark Woeppel - September 21, 2012

Internationally recognized business management expert to lead new Oslo-based EMEA office

Pinnacle Strategies today announced that Christoph Lenhartz, former COO of VISTEM GmbH & Co. KG and  internationally-known business management expert, has joined the company as General Manager of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) operations.

In his role, reporting to Pinnacle Strategies President and CEO Mark Woeppel, Lenhartz will oversee all EMEA business operations, including business development, resource management, and project delivery. In addition to running Pinnacle’s Norway and Germany offices, he will spearhead expansion of the company’s EMEA efforts.

“I am excited to be part the successful world-wide expansion of Pinnacle Strategies,” Lenhartz said. “My passion is helping businesses build significant, measurable competitive advantage by improving their global operational performance in project management, manufacturing, and strategic change. I look forward to leading and growing Pinnacle’s award-winning team of business process improvement experts in the EMEA region.”

Christoph has more than 20 years of experience helping clients including Deutsche Post, DHL, General Motors, Swisscom, and Hewlett-Packard significantly improve their bottom lines. As part of this he developed Business System Optimization, a method to improve organizational processes, policies, and structure to achieve strategic corporate objectives including expanded market share, market leadership, and profitability. His expertise also includes post-merger integration of supply chain operations for major international groups.

“Christoph is an internationally recognized operational excellence expert, with a long and successful track record of delivering significant bottom-line improvements for customers,” says Mark Woeppel, President and CEO of Pinnacle Strategies. “Under his direction, we look forward to extending and enhancing our proven ability to help our clients build global profitability.”

Christoph holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Essen in Germany and a Masters in Business Administration from Clemson University. He has also pursued Engineering Management studies at Washington State University. He is a member of APICS (Association for Operations Management) and the German Federal Association of Economists and Business Managers, and serves on the boards of the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOCICO) and the Eliyahu M. Goldratt Foundation.

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