Daniel Würinger



09/2006 – Present                  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Master of Business Administration (expected January 2008)

                                                    MBA Association, Head of Career Club – Operations Management

09/2000 – 06, 2002                Graz University of Technology, Austria
MSc. in Electrical Engineering, area of specialization: Biomedical Engineering

10/1996 – 06/2000                Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Electrical Engineering Studies

10/1996 – 06/2000                Vienna University, Austria
Chinese Studies

                                                    Fall 1999: Beijing Language and Culture University, China
Exchange Program, Merit-based full scholarship from the Austrian Academic Service

                                                    Summer 2001: Peking University & Fudan University, China
5-week intensive course on international business relations, Chinese law, doing business in China and intercultural communications. Merit-based scholarship from the Austrian Ministry of Education

09/1991 – 06/1996                Technical High School for Electrical Engineering, Austria
Special focus on high voltage technology and power electronics.  Graduated with honors.

Work Experience 

10/2005 – 04/2006                Sieper Ldt., Germany

                                                    Market leader and Europe’s largest manufacturer of model toy cars, brand name: siku.

                                                    Strategic Planning, China

  Unified the companywide (production bases in Germany, Poland, and China) quality assurance procedures with the aim to increase quality standards and reduce failure costs.

  Conception and installation of an improved quality control in China

  Improved the project management for new product developments to ease communication and reduce response time.


05/2004 – 09/2005                REHAU AG + Co., Germany

                                                    A leading manufacturer in providing polymer-based solutions for construction and automotive industry with 42 plants and about 14.000 employees worldwide

Production Management Assistant – Injection Molding

  Supervised the production of polymer bumper systems for Audi, BMW, DaimlerChrysler and Volkswagen. (Responsible for a monthly production volume of about 100 tons).

  Management of a production team of 80 people and monthly reporting to the Head of Business Unit Automotive on the production team’s target and actual production volume, short and long-term capacity planning and headcount.  Provided technical instruction/guidance to production staff.

  Supported the financial department on its monthly reporting procedures to the BU Automotive.



  Identified incorrect procedures in the company’s material management system and initiated changes (Individual time savings for 15 supply managers about 18 hours / month)

  Successfully coordinated and organized production starts for DaimlerChrysler and Volkswagen, including implementation of new operation processes, articles, machines and tools with a total investment of about 2 million Euro each.

  Applied technical optimization and significant improvement of process stability and quality assurance (exceeded yearly cost saving target of 300.000 Euro by 70%).



Extracurricular Activities 

12/2002 – 02/2004                Holocaust Memorial Center, Michigan, USA
Intern for 14 months as a part of the Austrian Social Service Program 

·   Museum docent (2 hour guided tours in English and German)

·   Representation at Ford, local high-schools and community colleges

·   Interviews with Holocaust survivors in Poland and the US for the production of video exhibits


10/2001 – 02/2004                Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service, Innsbruck, Austria

·   Installation of a new Social Service cooperation in Shanghai.

·   Translation (German/Chinese)


Computer Knowledge

Programming                          Assembler, C++, SQL, HTML, Java, Java Script, Perl, PHP, Visual Basic

Working Experience             Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat; Microsoft Office;
Macromedia Dreamweaver, Shockwave and Flash

Related Abilities                     Network technology, web design, hardware, computer training



Languages                              German (native), English (fluent), Chinese/Mandarin (intermediate)

Hobbies                                    Scuba diving (PADI Rescue Diver), Wing Tsun Kung Fu, Yoga, Photography

Others                                       Traveled extensively in Asia (Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam) and Australia

Mobility                                     willing to relocate internationally