Market Overview

Former Festo Executive and Former Cincinnati European American Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Launch Management Consulting Firm


Yannick Schilly, Anne Cappel bring unique depth in international
supply chain and manufacturing operations to Midwest through new
venture, Altix Consulting

After a 25-year career in production, engineering and executive
management at Festo, Yannick Schilly and Anne Cappel, former executive
director of the Cincinnati European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC),
are joining forces to launch Altix
Consulting, Inc
. Their boutique consulting firm will be located in
the Mason Tech Elevator and offer counsel in technology and innovation,
global business strategy and operational performance to help companies
navigate increasingly complex environments while accelerating
performance and profitability.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

Yannick Schilly and Anne Cappel bring more than 50 years of combined experience to their new venture ...

Yannick Schilly and Anne Cappel bring more than 50 years of combined experience to their new venture Altix Consulting. (Photo: Business Wire)

"Combined, Anne and I possess more than 50 years of experience in
numerous countries across three continents," said Schilly. "We're
excited to share our deep understanding of manufacturing and technology
advancements, global supply chain management, sales performance and
multinational business environments."

"Yannick and I are both French natives who spent our careers building
trans-Atlantic partnerships and supporting international commerce," said
Cappel. "We're confident we can offer manufacturers incredible value
with our expertise and strong alliances more efficiently than larger

Schilly began his career with Festo, a German-based, global leader in
advanced automation technology, managing industrial engineering at its
German Global Production Centre for 15 years. He then spent five years
in China, growing operations through the post M&A integration of a
Chinese company.

Schilly's work spans production management, industrial engineering, new
product development, logistics and supply chain, and sales and
operations across multiple industries, including automotive, food and
beverage, packaging, automation, electronics and machine builders. In
his most recent role as COO, he led construction of Festo's $60-million
smart factory in Mason, Ohio, and relocation of North American supply
chain operations there.

Cappel brings an extensive trans-Atlantic business network and
understanding of American and European cultural and economic climates.
Through work at the EACC, she gained valuable insights into how global
companies can manage international growth.

"The global economy is doing well, and long-term, macro-economic trends
are supported by population growth and a pace of innovation humankind
has never seen before," said Schilly. "We want to support the current
administration's focus on bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. by
redesigning clusters of manufacturing ecosystems to compete with
emerging markets and industry champions in Europe and Asia."


View Comments and Join the Discussion!