Industrial and technology companies in B2B markets
1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation family businesses
Service industry and technical service providers
Expertise from ten years of interim mandates and B2B family businesses
Thomas Pluch’s main focus is on industrial and technology companies, especially family businesses. As an all-rounder he creates transparency in the company and addresses the essential building blocks for improvement and success.
More than 25 years of management experience
For ten years, Thomas Pluch has been self-employed in interim management for SMEs and family businesses (1st, 2nd & 3rd generation). Before that, he gained 15 years of international management experience working in various industries in Germany, Austria, Asia, the USA, and South America.
What makes him unique
creative enabler, who sees change as an opportunity to shape an organisation;
innovative solution-finder, who likes to work with options and then find the way that best suits the company;
strong leader, who takes on difficult challenges and sticks with it until a solution is found;
active executive manager, who leads, motivates and brings people on board;
experienced leadership personality, companion, and mentor, who accompanies and advises family entrepreneurs on a long-term basis and makes them sustainably fit for the future;
visionary, who develops a new leadership culture, recognises opportunities, builds trust in order to create a functional and autonomous organisation.
Career at a glance
service manager, engineering consultant, project manager, key account manager, national and international business development, sales and product manager, plant manager, managing
2007 – three years living abroad in Paris, France – beginning of self-employment; 1998/1999 – key account manager for business development in South America for international plant manufacturer; 1997/1998 – twelve months living abroad in Taiwan as a key account and overall project manager, responsible for the construction of a major project.
For ten years Thomas Pluch has been leading transformation projects in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation family businesses in B2B markets, mostly with 30 to 250 employees. Within the scope of his mandates, he has guided companies in crisis situations through a turnaround, actively accompanied medium- and long-term strategy development, stabilised organisational structures and adapted them to meet the requirements. Projects to improve profitability were just as much his focus as the professional development of employees and managers who, with his help, learned to adopt an independent manner of working.
Education and further training
Supply engineering and mechanical engineering HTBL Pinkafeld, Austria; Industrial Engineering, HFH Hamburg, Germany; Marketing and Business Administration course at the WWZ (Faculty of Business and Economics) of the University of Basel, Switzerland
OKR master, Munich (2019)
Scrum master (2019)
Digitalisation manager (IHK), Academy 4.0, Würzburg, Coburg Chamber of Commerce (2018)
Strategy consultants (IHK) StrategieForum e.V. Mannheim, Erfurt Chamber of Industry and Commerce (2018)
Board of advisors in family businesses, INTES Academy qualification programme, Bonn (2016)