Daniel Timofei

Daniel is a profit, quality and efficiency business executive with East European, North American and Asian experience in managing, establishing, or re-designing organisations in a variety of ownership structures. He has had more than 16 years’ P/L responsibility, experienced risk management and is knowledgeable in world-class management techniques, cultures and standards such as six Sigma, TQM, Lean manufacturing 5S and Kaizen. He has good negotiating skills and provides strong leadership in change and distress situations. He is a team builder and team leader with a solid legal and financial knowledge able to implement strategies for turnaround and growth across several countries and industries

Professional Experience

Daniel began his career as a design engineer in Bucharest and transferred progressively through finance and administrative roles into marketing and general manager roles with companies such as AMOCO before becoming General Manager Romanian Operations of Lear Corporation responsible for $100 million operations. He spent two years with Lear in USA as a director in advanced and CTO electronics before returning to Romania to drive a major restructuring and product launch as CEO. He was transferred by Lear to the Philippines, responsible for P/L of South East Asia operations. Since 2013 he has been engaged in of special project roles in Romanian and Eastern European projects including mobile equipment distribution networks and product launches. He specialises in change management in challenging situations.

Education, Certification and Languages

  • Graduate in Aerospace Engineering Polytechnic Institute Bucharest
  • MBA Michigan State University
  • Romanian – native
  • English, French – business fluent

Professional Associations

  • Director of TMA Romania

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