Alpha Executive Advisory

About Alpha Executive Advisory

Profile Frank M. Bruns

Career / Technologies

35 years of expertise in Change Management in Process Industries

20 years as CEO for global family businesses and business units of listed technology and market leaders in the Process and Consumer Goods Industries

B2B, B2C, Trading, Surface Technology Plastics, Fibres, Nonwovens, Composites, Films, Paints, Coatings, Automotive, Electrical, Construction, Hygiene and Medical, Furniture as well as Decorative Papers and Edges

Industry Expert, CRO, International Advisory Board, Operative Advisor, Coach and Mentor of IT Start-ups

Main Emphasis

Turnarounds and International Restructurings

M&A, Buy & Build, Carve-outs, Spin-offs, Post Merger Integration, Exits, Internationalization

Growth-oriented Value Creation,
Service Orientation and Strategy,
Customer Integration

Change & Culture Management,
Sales and Market Strategies

Business Transformations, Digitalization and Smart Manufacturing (Industry 4.0) in Lean Management, Best Practice, Operational Excellence (OPEX) and Market- / Product-Excellence (MAPEX)

Professional Qualifications

Mechanical Engineering, graduated as Diploma Engineer

Postgraduate studies in Industrial
Engineering with focus on Business
Administration and Management

Career History

CompanyPeriodBranchProducts / Materials
Founder and Owner
Alpha Executive Advisory
2020 – today
Manufacturing Industries
Competence in implementation as CEO - CRO - Board. Restructuring, Growth Strategies, Change-Management
CEO Döllken Kunststoffe GmbH and Probos Plasticos S.A. as well as Deputy CEO und COO Surteco Decor GmbH
Surteco SE Group
2013 – 2020
Furniture, Surfaces, Plastics
Decorative Papers, Edge Bandings, Paints / Lacquers, Extrusion

CEO impress Group
impress Decor Group/ Constantia Industries AG
2009 – 2013
Furniture, Surfaces
Decorative Papers, Impregnation, Paints / Lacquers
CEO Menzolit-Fibron Gruppe and Managing Director DNK
Dynamit Nobel Kunststoffe (DNK)
2001 – 2009
Automotive Compounds/Composites
Composites, Injection-Molding, Thermoplastic / -set Mold Parts, SMC, BMC, LFT
Board Operations and Technology
Dechamps Textil AG
2000 – 2000Textile and Clothing
Textile Fabrics
COO and Member of the Management Board
Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG
1992 – 1999
Hygiene, Medical, Automotive, Industrial Products
Nonwovens, Synthetic Leather
Branch Director
Ferchau Konstruktion GmbH
1988 – 1991
Service and Engineering
Consulting and Construction Service, Project Business
Engineering and Processing Nonwowens
Freudenberg Gruppe
1985 – 1988
Hygiene, Medical, Automotive, Industrial Products

Board Mandates

Products / Materials
Chairman of
the Advisory Board
Alanod GmbH & Co KG
2021 – today
Electrical and Electronics, Furniture, Decoratives, Photovoltaics
Aluminum Surface Finishing
Operative Advisor
2020 – today
Manufacturing Industries
Digitalization, Software
Various international mandates as Chairman or Member of the Advisory Board of affiliated companies
Surteco SE Group, impress Decor Group, Menzolit-Fibron Gruppe
2000 – 2020
Furniture and Automotive in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, UK, Canada, USA, Chile, Brazil, Indonesia, Singapure, Australia
Decorative Papers, Edge Bandings, Paints/Lacquers, Extrusion, Composites, Injection-molding, Thermoplastic/-set Mold Parts, SMC, BMC, LFT
 Chairman or Member of the Advisory Board
2001 – 2008

Frank M. Bruns


Technologiepark Heidelberg
TP InnovationCenter
Im Neuenheimer Feld 582
69120 Heidelberg

Understanding. Implement.