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László Thierry

Company: ElringKlinger Hungary Kft.
Job title: Managing Director

Graduated as MSc. Electronics engineer at BME Technical University of Budapest, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electronics Technology. Learning and working at post graduate course at electronics technology for semiconductor technology development than acting as product and process development engineer at United Incandeslamp and Electric Co. Ltd (now Tungram Co. Ltd. ) then at Microlelectronics Co. Ltd. After 5 years of development engineering activity he was promoted to head of department then acting head of section to lead the silicon chip production at the waferfab. Over that activity he led international projects and production launches and installations till 1990.  From1990 to 1995 as the technical director of the Solar-tech Hungary-Holland Kft. joint-venture drove the installation and ramp up production and production& technical mgmt. of photovoltaic solar panels.

From 1995 to 1997 he extended the production capacity of semiconductor devices’ assembly and test operations to TEMIC (now Vishay) and Motorola as the managing director of Intermos Ltd. After merging that company with another semicon one he followed that activity at larger scale as COO of Melcom Component Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

From 1997 to 2001 he was invited to drive the foundation, ramp up and manage the overall activities of French based multinational production companies at Hungary as managing director. In the period of 1997-2001 as MD of EMT Hungaria Ltd. He led the operations of automotive and electric components’ manufacturing. In the last 2 years over the MD role of EMT Hungaria Ltd. he also led the foundation and production ramp of Nief Plastic Hungaria Ltd. being MD at Nief Plastics in parallel.  

From 2001 to 2012 at Jabil, a Fortune TOP 200 multinational contract manufacturer he acted as C level leader managing high level automotive-electronics (Johnson Controls, Valeo, Delphi, Visteon, Sharp) and high-tech electronics (IBM, CISCO, RIM/Blackberry, Nokia, Ericsson, McAffee) activities winning and bringing those to Hungary to manufacture and leading the business development and business management activities as director of that large company (6000 heads, 1,6 billion USD revenue), developing their performance, increasing production volumes and sales too. He also represented the company at domestic market and internationally.

From 2012-2013 he represented as European Sales Director the hole US based multinational Innotec developing and production Group for European OEMs and TIER1s.

From 2014-2016 he was the General Manager at Hungary of the Germany based Schneider Prototyping Ltd. for rapid prototyping production (additive manufacturing) enhancing the OEM and TIR1 companies effective and time intensive product development and tests at the domestic market and at the European market too for automotive and medical sectors.

From 2016 to 2018 he was active as interim manager for automotive projects as gap manager ( deputizing plant manager and Ops mgr.), acting as process redesign and adaptation, taskforce mgr. too.

In 2019 he was promoted to be the managing director of the TIR1 automotive parts manufacturer company - ElringKlinger Hungary Ltd – to drive the extension and optimization of production with new launches and to relocate the production for the new manufacturing site.

During his business trips he could visit multiple countries, company sites/factories and HQs, in Europe, in the United States and Far East Countries. Those experiences are applied, adapted and integrated to his leadership and management in development of those activities during his tenure. He attended and gave several lectures  at professional and business conferences in Hungary and abroad.

He represented his current company at professional organizations and in bi-lateral Chambre of Commerces and Industries. He is engaged in innovation and to develop the Hungarian Industry.

From the beginning of his carrier he is member of the HTE Scientific Association for Infocommunications (formerly known as Scientific Society for Telecommunications). Over professional awards he get State Honors for the professional and courageous rescue activity during the fire of Microlectronics Company Waferfab in 1986.

He communicate in English and French on high level.

László Thierry will be our speaker at the following event:

ECONOMY

Automotive Industry 2020

9th June 2020, Aquaworld Resort Budapest
The global car industry is changing as new manufacturing technologies, electric and autonomous cars and shared mobility are spreading, and the challenges arising from these developments are exacerbated by the weight of regulations, the slowdown of Western economies and the... More

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