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People are key to companies' success. In this edition we highlight and celebrate people and companies who lead and act with a champion's mindset and a drive for excellence.

Philippe Garnier, CEO and GM of Safran Landing Systems Kentucky, attributes the global company's success to its culture of innovation and Lean Management that drives employee engagement, technology breakthroughs, and resilience.

In his new book, Altix Partner, Liam Cassidy, shares his life-long journey of successfully transforming factories across the world, that earned him the title of "Serial Factory Fixer" .

Industry leaders invest in their people. We recognize and celebrate the Altix Operations Leaders Circle of Excellence who participated in the inaugural cohort of this exceptional (in their own words) "9 month - 9 factories" program, learning from experts, benchmarking factories, and exchanging with peers.

Industry leaders conquer the world! Mauro Ferrero, President ReeR North America is launching the U.S. subsidiary with the full support from the Altix IMHub.

Lastly, please join me in welcoming our newest team members Stephan, Stephanie and Uche.

Enjoy the read!
Anne Cappel
Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Altix Consulting
Industry Champions Interview

One-on-One with Philippe Garnier, CEO & GM, Safran Landing Systems Kentucky

Each quarter we sit down with industry executives and thought leaders to discuss the trends, challenges, and best practices that are transforming their businesses.
Today, we are with Philippe Garnier to discuss how he and his team are successfully developing the North American business for a European / French Industry Champion.
Make Your Factory Great
& Keep It That Way

Congratulations to our Partner in Ireland Liam Cassidy for the publication of his book "Make your factory Great and keep it that way!"

Liam earned the title of "factory fixer" when in the late 90's he saved the struggling Iowa City Oral-B toothbrush factory from closure and within two years transformed it into a best-in-class competitive operation which became a famous case study of the Lean Enterprise Institute.

In his book, Liam takes us on a world tour of many more of his success stories and shares valuable insights on how to communicate, inspire and involve employers and employees on a successful transformative journey.

Liam will be visiting the U.S. in September 2022, on a multi-city tour. Please contact to schedule a meeting with Liam and learn how he and the Altix team can be a resource for you and your company. Contact us for your complimentary copy.
Featured Altix Solutions

Altix brings decades of experience successfully designing and implementing winning strategies and transformation projects in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our team of industry veterans can help you and your team deploy game-changing innovative solutions through proven and time-tested methods.

This edition, we feature the Altix Circle of Excellence programs from the ALTIX ACADEMY

Operations Leaders Circle of Excellence
The inaugural cohort of the Altix Operations Leaders Circle of Excellence which will complete its "9 months-9 factories" program in June, has been a great success.

Operations Leaders have enjoyed productive exchanges with peers, learning from experts, benchmarking touring factories in a great spirit of collaboration and operational excellence. We couldn't be more proud of this A-Team of Operations Leaders. Click on the image for the program highlights: participants, factory hosts, topics, and testimonials.

Registration for the 2022-2022 Gear 1 program is now open for a start date of October 2022. Space is limited to 15 Operations Leaders.

Please click HERE or on image for program details and contact for questions and application.
Commercial Leaders Circle of Excellence

This year, the Altix Academy brings the Circle of Excellence to Commercial Leaders in sales management and marketing management, business development, and aspiring CCO, CMO, CSO, and CEO.
Following the great success of the Operations Leaders Circle of Excellence, the Commercial Leaders Circle of Excellence is a structured roundtable for commercial leaders who want to strategically reflect in a peer group format, and extract themselves once a month from their day-to-day to gain new perspectives and industry best practices with:

  • Expert presentations
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Best practice exchange
  • Company visits
This is a 9-month program, 1/2 day, monthly from October 2022 to June 2023. Please click HERE, or on the image for program details. Space is limited to 15 Commercial Leaders.

For questions and application, please contact
Altix Welcomes new Partners and Team Members

Altix team continues to grow across industries, expertise, and geographies to apply a consistent passion and dedication to helping industry leaders grow and compete on a global scale.

Stephan Engelke - Partner Executive Recruiting

Altix is delighted to establish a presence in Texas and to welcome Dr. Stephan Engelke. Stephan is passionate about the multi-cultural aspects of doing business and is dedicated to bringing businesses to the next level by developing and implementing tailored personnel strategies to optimize the organization in the global context. Stephan Engelke Bio
Stephanie Sellman - Director HR and Talent Solutions

Altix is delighted to welcome Paolo Arosio as a new Altix Italy partner, based in Milan Italy. Paolo has dedicated 20 years of his 35 years in industry in the global automation industry and he is passionate about innovation, technology, and about improving business through people improvement, engagement, and motivation. Stephanie Sellman Bio
Uche Agomuo - Partner Strategy & Operation

Altix welcomes Uche Agomuo, an accomplished Manufacturing Executive with extensive global industry experience and a passion for strengthening organizations and helping companies achieve breakthrough business results worldwide.

Meet the Altix Global Team

Altix Partners are senior-level industry experts with 25+ year's hands-on experience and a proven track record, to ensure faster, smarter decisions, and to give manufacturing leaders the competitive edge they need to compete and lead complex transformation initiatives.

Italian Company ReeR Safety Launches North American Headquarters in Altix IMHub

ReeR Safety is a leading global provider of safety automation equipment including light curtains, controllers, sensors, relays, and interlock switches. Established in Torino Italy, 60 years ago, ReeR technology is exported to over 50 countries through a network of skilled distributors and sales offices strategically located in China, South Korea, Brazil, Spain and in North America since 2022. The new US presence will expand sales, application engineering, and customer service support, along with providing localized inventory for the North America market.

ReeR Safety's expansion in North America market follows the continuous commitment to provide customers with industry-leading solutions and consistent support.

Mauro Ferrero, President ReeR North America, established the North America subsidiary in the Altix IMHub, taking advantage of the cost-effective domiciliation solutions, the supportive multi-cultural environment of the IMHub, and the extensive business and industry network of Altix.

Mauro shares that " The IMHub has been a fantastic place to land and launch our U.S. operation. Here I have found much more than an office for our North America headquarters. The team at Altix is my support team. I have access to on-demand expertise as well as an unparalleled business network to guide me and connect me to valuable resources during this critical start-up phase."
ALTIX IMHub (International Manufacturers' Hub) is an incubator and accelerator for international growth-minded companies entering the North American market. ALTIX IMHub offers a wide range of cost-effective domiciliation solutions, ranging from a mailbox/U.S. address to private or shared office space, meeting rooms, and a-la-carte business support in HR, sales & marketing, IT, market research, finance & accounting in a supportive multi-cultural environment so companies can focus their limited resources on growing their U.S. subsidiary in one of the most dynamic and competitive markets in the world. Click HERE or on image for details


Altix serves the middle-market industry champions, seamlessly across continents, and time zones with multi-culture and multi-language in-country experts. To support our customers, Altix continues to grow a team of experienced and passionate senior industry executives with in-country presence in Europe: France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia; North America and Asia.

In June and July, Altix founders, Yannick Schilly and Anne Cappel will be on a European tour, visiting clients and partners. We welcome the opportunity to meet and to share introductions. Please reach out to to learn more about our itinerary and to schedule a meeting.
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