R. Paul Vuolle

CEO, Bellevue SME Advisors GmbH

R. Paul Vuolle's blog "The SME's Guide to European Manufacturing," has moved. You'll find his latest ideas and commentary on SME European Manufacturing on IndustryWeek's IdeaXchange. 

You'll find more articles written by Paul at http://www.industryweek.com/blog/smes-guide-european-manufacturing.

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.


Posts by R. Paul Vuolle

R. Paul Vuolle's Blog has Moved!

Read R. Paul Vuolle's latest commentary on IndustryWeek's Ideaxchange....More

The Mule vs. SME Owner

Why do companies fail? Could the reasons be closer to the top than the SME owner usually acknowledges?....More

Phone is Ringing – Hello!

Many European SMEs deploy modern IT technologies, however good phone response is forgotten....More

Entrepreneur – What Value Does Your Business Have?

The entrepreneur build his business, because he had a dream. And now he should face reality!....More

Economic Growth – How to Get Back on Track

Getting back on track means doing something about the situation! Sometimes bold decisions are needed....More

Sanctions Hit SMEs

Who are the sanctions really hitting....More

Expensive Type Writer Roll Out Project

We are living in the 21st century, but we are stilling rolling out type writers....More

Change Your Attitude About Change, and Embrace it

Change is everywhere. SMEs must embrace change much more determined....More

The Patient -- Finland!

"Finland is sick" as a banker said. SMEs must gain importance in economies like Finland or generally Nordic countries....More

New Southern Europe?

Finland is becoming fast a low cost country! No one wanted it....More