Shaping the Big Picture

strategic transformation, turn around

Interim Management

M&A Advisory

  • Do you need a specialist in transformation? 
  • Are you looking for a sustainable and profitable strategy? 
  • Do you need technical expertise for acquisitions in machine engineering? 
  • You need an experienced board member

Then we should talk to each other …


Interim Management

Leadership, speed, hands-on mentality.
The combination of technical and commercial competence – these are the prerequisites for quick effectiveness.
Be it the solution to an acute HR bottleneck for a few months or a turn-around project stretching over a longer period. As interim managing director, my goal is to integrate myself quickly and seamlessly into the company and to exit smoothly after the agreed targets are accomplished.

Turn Around Consulting
Turn Around Management

In situations of crisis, it is often necessary to search additional, external expertise. Do you need a detailed analysis of the situation? Do you require support in developing concepts and strategies. Do you need active support in the implementation?
My approach: fast stabilization of the situation, at the same time developing a vision for the future together with the important stakeholders. If requested I am ready to implement.


European and German laws are increasingly demanding sustainable transformation of companies. Bigger companies have started their ESG transformation years ago. Today also mid sized and smaller companies start this voyage. 
Together with my partners I support you in a sustainable, profit oriented transformation. 

M&A Support

Are you evaluating an investment in machine engineering? With my detailed industry knowledge, I can support you in analyzing the market position, the technological status of your target and in evaluating the strategies and perspectives proposed.   

Supervisory board
Board of directors

Are you looking for an industry expert from machine tool industry to staff a supervisory board? With my Person you have found someone who has been actively pursuing this industry for decades, who can judge markets, opportunities and risks. 
I make this long term experience available to owners, investors and management.

I am certified as supervisory board member and have been active in this role since years.


Starrag AG
Walter Börsch (CEO)

Thanks to his long experience in Machine Tool Industry, Dr Otto was able to adapt quickly into the specific sitution at Heckert He was able to immediately take control of the company. We have experienced Dr. Otto as a competent Manager with a  high effectivity as well in technical as in commercial matters. 

Shen Yang Machine Tool Group
Guan Xiyou (President)

Dr. Otto has given SYMG excellent guidance for the further development of our product portfolio. … Thanks to his successful company development, SchiessTec has now become SYMGs most important subsidiary in Europe. (translated)

Private Equity fonds (Managing Partner)

Dr. Otto supported us in evaluating an acquisition in the machine tool industry. His industry background and excellent knowledge of the sector helped us understand well the technological and competitive position of the company and the industrial environment.   

about myself

Longstanding Experience as CEO/Managing Director in leading International Machine Tool groups.
eg. ThyssenKrupp, DMGMori, UnitedGrinding, Starrag, SYMG, FFG

10 years of experience as interim MD, turn-around manager, consultant
Successful restructurings and turn-arounds.

My strengths
Engineer and businessman with a view for the big picture.
strong leadership – focused to results
sales driven
deep technical understanding

wide international experience: 
Germany, Switzerland, Italy, China, USA, India

German, English, Italian





Dr.-Ing. Marcus Otto

+49 175 5900595