R. Paul Vuolle

R. Paul
Bellevue SME Advisors GmbH

R. Paul Vuolle, CEO of Bellevue SME Advisors GmbH in Switzerland and Germany, works actively with small and medium (SME) size manufacturing companies in Europe in SCM/Outsourcing, logistics, turnaround and restructuring, market expansion, as well as succession planning and financing. He also frequently supports technology start- ups in building up their business. 

Paul has over 20 years operational industry experience in engineering, electronics, industrial automation, building automation, investment goods like electrical drives, automatic test & measurement systems, HV Transformer production systems. During his career he has worked in manufacturing industries in supply chain management, outsourcing, logistics, production, R&D and successfully selling to international large key accounts. Paul has also run a sizeable amount of M&A transactions in numerous countries around the world.

He has built up his experience working in various leadership positions and functions in large corporations, such as ABB, and having executive positions in medium-size family companies and as a technology entrepreneur.

Paul is MSc. E.E. from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich as well as BSc.E.E. from Helsinki Institute of Technology.

Paul is a long time member of IEEE and of its Industrial Applications Society.

Read earlier European SME commentary from R. Paul Vuolle.

How SMEs Can Win With Supply Chain Management Systems 7
Why small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) must leverage supply chain management systems.
The Cash Management Imperative 1
Cash management requires the SME owner or CEO's personal attention; it can't be left to the controller alone.
A Leader's Thoughts on Leadership 1
Why leading from the front, by example, works.
8 Steps To a Strong Export Strategy for SMEs 1
Why every SME must build an export strategy--and 8 steps to get started.
Information Technology
10 Steps to Better IT Service for Small- and Mid-Sized Manufacturers
Stop avoiding—and start demanding better—IT service. Here's how.
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Why a disciplined product-development process beats a full-steam ahead approach.
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Empowering your customer service employees will fix your customer service failures.
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