With a background in Corporate Finance and Deals, Paul, the founder of Crossover Solutions, has structured and managed near $23B in M&A with $13.5B directly for Magna International. Paul is also CEO and Founding Partner with Invotek Electronics, Chair of Construction Distribution and Supply (CDS), former Vice Chair of AP Plasman and has 30+ years of experience leading and guiding a strategic financial direction of Tier 1 Automotive Suppliers, specifically, Magna, Faurecia and Manchester Plastics.
Paul, a Queen’s University MBA with a Valuation and Strategy certification from Harvard.
Paul was recognized by Markham Board of Trade (Canada’s fastest growing economic region and technical hub) as Entrepreneur of the Year for 2019.
Michael brings objectivity, clarity and creative solutions to manufacturing companies that find themselves in underperforming situations. Leveraging a solid cross-functional background, he leads hands-on performance improvement mandates transforming organizations. Michael tailors his approach to the client needs and collaboratively works to optimize difficult situations into positive outcomes.
Michael’s near 30 Years of Manufacturing Experience include 12 years at Magna International, leaving a Director of Magna’s Structural Systems and Chassis Group to pursue starting an Operational Turnaround Practice as a Vice President at PwC. Michael, with an MBA and BSc, has been providing C-Suite Advisory Services for 17+ years.
Rod is a high-performing, results driven Automotive Executive with 30-plus years of industry experience. His cross functional background in process engineering, maintenance, manufacturing leadership, supplier quality, quality and supplier operations management are applied in leadership roles across all commodities. Rod is a strong motivational leader whose skills accomplish stabilization and change initiatives quickly in critical situations.
Rod led the Supplier Operations Team in North America and Europe for the past ten years for General Motors. This role afforded Rod the unique opportunity to experience and engage in every type of supplier and situation possible. Experiences include bankruptcies, performance turn arounds, natural disaster recoveries, financially troubled supplier performance, business transfers, tool moves, operational viability assessments.
Richard Hahnekamp & IDL became part of Crossover Solutions Inc. in Q4 2019. I-D-L has operated for +10 years and has approximately 40 associates in Munich, Germany.
As IDL’s founder, Richard has an impressive 30+ year in Automotive beginning in development engineering for interior trim with progression into General Manager, Managing Director and Vice President for Magna Europe’s Interior Systems. Over the past 9 years, Richard’s firm, IDL, led consulting projects for Audi, BMW and Daimler, supporting Vehicle Interior Systems in engineering, program management, production, logistics, cost and quality. Prior to getting involved in Automotive, Richard spent 10 years in Development Engineering in light weight materials and coatings in Aerospace, Automotive and Sporting Products.
Richards holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Hohere Technische Bundeslehranstalt.