Thorsten is a co-founder of Stroud International and leads our European practice serving clients worldwide. Thorsten has 20 years of experience and, combining his manufacturing background with his fundamental belief in the existence of unleashed potential in any organization, he has helped market leaders in industries including food, chemicals, energy, coatings, fibers, packaging, printing and agriculture.

Thorsten has produced industry-changing results for clients, rationalizing assets and improving profits throughout the supply chain. His unparalleled drive to uncover and realize unidentified opportunity in any organization is evident in a track record that includes increasing the value of a membrane producing business sevenfold improving production rates in parts of the business by 210% without capital expenditure, as well as reducing a multinational coatings manufacturer's conversion costs by 17% while expanding product offerings.

Like Stroud's other leaders, Thorsten brings real-world manufacturing perspective to his clients: before his consulting career, he worked as a prototype assembly engineer for a German specialist machine and tooling manufacturer. He graduated from FH Coburg in Germany, and Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom with Mechanical Engineering and Management degrees.

Thorsten enjoys many sports, having played semi-professional soccer and now focusing on his latest passion, scuba diving. He is a keen traveler, anywhere from the Pyramids at Giza to Arctic Lapland to the Mayan Coast. He resides in the north of England with his partner and teenage daughter.