Staff Department "Consultant-DE"

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Thomas Bolsinger

Senior Consultant

Since completing his mechanical engineering studies, Thomas Bolsinger has acquired in-depth knowledge of all operational processes in manufacturing companies in mechanical engineering, chemical industry and consumer goods production.

Under the supervision of Mr. Edward H. Hartmann, he led VARTA Gerätebatterie GmbH in 2001 and 2002 as TPM coordinator to the TPM Award and to winning the TPM Factory of the Year competition.

Through years of experience in operational management tasks in medium-sized companies and corporations, he brings both technical and business know-how with him. His goal-oriented and structured approach and hands-on leadership characterize his working style. With enthusiasm he drives companies forward focusing on people and involving them in the realization of changes.

Frieder Mathis

Senior Consultant

Frieder Mathis completed an apprenticeship as a machinist and studied plastics technology at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. He then worked in several companies in the field of plastics technology, in the automotive supply and construction industries. In addition, he completed his part-time training as a REFA Industrial Engineering engineer. Due to his many years of wide-ranging experience, he is an absolute expert in total productive maintenance as well as in the improvement process in production and production-related areas.

Markus Koch

Consultant, Europe

Markus Koch offers consulting services over the past 15+ years in TPM, Shop floor management, Maintenance optimization, Set-up time optimization / SMED, Productivity improvement, Value stream optimization, Process optimization, Team building and executive coaching, Plant optimization, and workplace design.

Dave Bilger


Dave Bilger is one of the longtime principle consultants for the International TPM Institute. He has a background in electrical engineering and manufacturing management. Since 1990, he has been playing lead roles in implementing TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), Lean Manufacturing, TPS (Toyota Production System), GM QNPM, Continuous Improvement and Constraints Management. He has consulted on TPM projects for companies such as Continental Tire, Osram, Olin and Bosch. He has been a featured speaker at major conferences, and for corporations such as IBM, Kodak Chemical, Bosch, General Electric, Boeing Aircraft, Federal Mogul and the Plant Engineering Conference.

John Legarski

Advisor and Former VP

John Legarski, BSMET, MBA. His consulting services focus on maintenance management and TPM covering a range of industries including heavy equipment, metal fabrication, food, mechanical and electronic assembly, plastics, environmental consulting and others. He has over four decades experience in engineering and operations management in manufacturing and industrial engineering.  He holds a B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Saint Francis University. Trained by the Japanese in the Toyota Production System, he has successfully taught and implemented LEAN concepts and techniques in manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments. Trained in Six Sigma Black Belt, he has also incorporated Total Productive Equipment Management (TPEM), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RcM), and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) concepts, techniques and processes, into streamlined manufacturing environments – achieving sustained, consistent results.

Eric Hoffmann

VP and Senior Consultant

Eric Hoffmann has worked with International TPM Institute as a consultant for nearly two decades. Mr. Hoffmann, DipGl. Ing, completed his Machinery Engineering studies at the world renowned ETH-Zürich in the early 80s. Thanks to his wide ranging experience playing lead roles in various industry sectors, he is able to deliver world class in-house TPM consulting, and seminar training.


Herb Charles

Advisor and Former VP