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Transition & Change nv

Principal: Renaat Vanheessen



company contact details:
  Transition & Change nv
Beekvijverdreef 7
West-Vlaanderen   9880
tel: +32 (0)473 35 72 95
fax: +32 (0)9 375 67 80
mobile: +32 (0)473 35.72.95
email: renaat@vanheessen.be
web: www.vanheessen.be
skype: renaat.vanheessen


Key Services Offered:
I support MDO's with Strategy Coaching and Execution, Preventive Turnaround management, Management Decision making information structuring (profitability, cost, operational), Productivity improvement programs, Lean transitions and my practice represents experts in Family Business issues, Mergers & Acquisitions, Legislation, Quality systems and Human Resources.

Core Experience of Principal:

  • 15 years as MDO, executive interim manager (CEO, general manager, plant manager, change manager)
  • Non-Executive board member
  • Crisis management
  • Turnaround management
  • Post acquisition management
  • Change management
  • Lean transitions
  • Process re-engineering
  • Relocation to low cost countries
  • Restructuring
  • Rightsizing
  • Strategy (re)positioning coaching
  • Strategy execution
  • Performance and Productivity management
  • Cost and Waste reduction programs
  • Overhead cost reduction
  • Cost information analysis and modelling for decision making
  • Product/Customer Profitability analysis and modelling
  • Time based Activity Based Costing
  • Restructuring Managerial Information for Board and Management teams (KPI's, Balanced Score cards)
  • Financial management (business planning, budgetting, investment analysis, cash planning)
  • Financial controlling and reporting
  • Operational management (planning, inventory management, supply chain management, customer service management, sales planning)
  • Business development
  • Innovation management


Accreditations and Qualifications:
Civil Engineer in Electro-Mechanics (Louvain). Civil Engineer in Industrial Management (Louvain). MBA (Louvain/Chicago). Master in Financial Management (HUB). Executive Master in Interim and Change Management (UAMS). Master Class Interim Management (Vlerick Louvain Gent Management School/E&Y). Accredited Associate, Institute for Independent Business (AInstIB).

Industry Sectors worked in:
Manufacturing (automotive, glass, machinery, building materials, construction, furniture, food, low volume-high mix), in Belgium and CEE countries (Slovakia, Poland, Romania), Services (software development), Petrochemicals.


A hands-on SME entrepreneur; with both feet on the ground, looking for quick short-term results and lasting long-term effects, reducing complexity. Supporting MDO's in strategy (re)positioning, preventive turnaround management, productivity improvement, lean transition, cost reductions, relocations, improvement of management information (product/client profitability, cost information supporting decision making, board and external reporting).

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