Michael vom Baur is a Senior Executive with 3 decades of experience in international business, predominantly in the maritime industry, but also in engineering & construction and renewable energies. Being graduated naval architect with solid engineering and R&D management background, he has worked most of his career in marketing & sales, business development and general management. He had full P+L responsibility in SMEs and group business units, direct shared P+L responsibility in companies with up to € 300M turnover and 1.000+ employees and was Senior Vice President in the Group Management of Europe's largest shipbuilding group and Member of the Board in a later spin-off group of it.
Michael vom Baur has special experiences in the management of tasks dealing with innovative and complex technology in large international projects, paired with proven teambuilding, communication and negotiation skills in cross-cultural environment (Europe, Asia, Americas). By being elected for Brussels based association functions for some years, he has developed a deep understanding of EU 's R&D- and industry politics and related processes and can count on a dense European and international network.
He is familiar with the environment of start-ups and owner managed companies as well as with the procedures of a major stock listed industry group, with military and civilian business. In many of the positions he held he has been responsible for external communications and relations to politics (national and European).
Since January 2010 he is exclusively working for his own consultancy business, which was already established as a side activity in 2001. From August 2013 until October 2016 he had accepted an interim role in the management of his long-term client Hoppe Marine GmbH, Hamburg/Germany, a leading family managed supplier for measuring and control systems as well as roll damping / anti-heeling systems. However, the consulting business in MvB euroconsult continued during this period. Since December 2016 Michael vom Baur is member of the supervisory board of SOHNIX AG, Lambrechtshagen (Region Rostock/ Germany), an innovative medium-sized provider of IT-systems, data centers and IT-services.
Main Career Stations:
Since 2010 working exclusively for own consultancy business MvB euroconsult
2009 Member of the Board of Directors and Senior Vice President Technology in Group Management, Wadan Yards Group AS, Oslo/NOR
2006-2008 Senior Vice President and Head of LNG Business Unit Aker Yards ASA, Oslo/NOR and Rostock/GER
2003-2006 Senior Vice President (Group Management) Aker Yards ASA, Oslo/NOR
2003-2007 elected Chairman of European Shipyards Association CESA permanent R&D working group, Brussels/BE (and Secretary of the European WATERBORNE Technology Platform)
2002-2003 Managing Director Kvaerner Warnow Werft GmbH (Shipyard) , Rostock/GER
2001 MvB euroconsult was established
1993-2001 Director Marketing & Sales, Abeking & Rasmussen GmbH &Co (Ship- and Yachtbuilders), Lemwerder/GER
1989-1993 Managing Director Schwarting GmbH Umwelt- und Bioverfahrenstechnik (E+C) , Flensburg/GER
1986-1989 Head of BA Diversification, Flensburger Schiffbaugesellschaft mbH (Shipyard), Flensburg/GER
1986, 1989 Postgraduate-Seminars for Marketing and Business Administration at Universitätsseminar der Wirtschaft (today European School for Management
and Technology /ESMT), Berlin/Erftstadt/GER
1981-1986 Project Engineer + Head of Hydrodynamics Dept., Flensburger Schiffbaugesellschaft (Shipyard), Flensburg/GER
1981 graduated Naval Architect (Dipl.-Ing. Schiffbau) at Technical University Berlin/GER
Main honorary functions in associations and social organizations:
since 2017 Chairman of the Joint Maritime Committee of the 3 Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Schwerin, Rostock and Neubrandenburg / GER
since 2012 Chairman of the Technical Committee for Offshore Technology in Verband Schiffbau und Meerestechnik (VSM), the German Association for Shipyards and Marine Suppliers
since 2009 Honorary Representative for M-V Invest / Initiative of Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
since 2005 Member of the Executive Council of STG (German Naval Architects Society), therein also Chairman of the Technical Committee for Offshore Technology
since 2005 Honorary Mentor for start-up companies / Program of Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
2004-2008 President of "European Maritime Heritage-The European Association for Traditional Ships in Operation" (1995-2004 Hon.Treasurer)
since 2003 Member of Rotary Club Warnemünde/D