Business Partner of PRIMETALS

Since January 2021 in Mexico as "On Site Project Manager" for the Hot Strip Mill Turn Key Project ARCELOR MITTAL at Lazaro Cardenas and since June 2022 at TERNIUM Hot Skin Pass Mill as Task Force Manager

The focus for ARCELOR Mittal Lazaro Cardenas was to increase the progress and performance of 2020 installation dramatically. The inefficiency resulted from the in-competences of the local civil and installation companies and the lack of availability of competent local installation personnel.

Essential improvements could be achieved mainly with bringing more than 10 new installation companies, especially for piping, electric & automation system installation, as well as the forming of a new competent on site team.
Furthermore excellent client cooperation could be achieved to reach the common goal.

For TERNIUM the goal was to prepare structure, road map and processes for the FAC  Performance Tests - Availability as well as Production and Quality Tests for the Hot Skin Pass Mill. This needed internal alignment with PRIMETALS location in Japan, US, Germany and Austria as well as different cultures within TERNIUM such as Argentinian, Columbian, Venezuelan and of course Mexican. 

Installation & Commissioning Start
Hot Strip Mill

Mexico - Lazaro Cardenas

the finalization of installation and hot commissioning is ongoing right now and the first coil was successfully rolled on 14 of December 2021
 3 Monthes ahed of Schedule

When I arrived more than one year ago, nobody expected that production would take place in 2021, but a strong newly formed PRIMETALS team, many new installation sub-suppliers and excellent cooperation with the customer ARCELOR MITTAL Lazaro Cardenas AMLC made the almost impossible - possible!

THANKS to the entire team, that I was apointed to manage and lead together with my commercial partner.

Site Impressions......

Installation Phase....

Rolling ...  in Operation...

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always under Construction...

Crisis management experience...

Bankruptcies, Natural disasters, strikes, force majeure, pandemics, Corvid 19, ...

...on Site and Back Office...

Clients and Business Partners

Thanks Guenter

We appreciate all your support in the project! 

The project took a lot longer than planned, because of COVID and lot of other impacts, but I can say that the coordination and team work with PRIMETALS improved significantly after your arrival to the project!!!

Finally, we achieved the common goal of the 1st coil in December last year, and soon the completion of the entire project!

Victor Cairo


Guenter has been and is an exceptional professional, his skills, ability to drive results, excellent team work and cooperation proves outstanding results to achieve the 1st coil on HSM Mexico project as promised to our stakeholders. His leadership in managing the entire teams, introduce innovative ideas ( such as "war rooms") also pave the way not only to maintain the pace, but also the morale of the teams to accomplish the targets . No doubt Guenter continue to outperform and deliver results!

Jorge Nieto

CTO AMLC Arcelor Mittal Lazaro Cardenas - Mexico

I have had the opportunity to work and collaborate with Guenter over 15 months during the construction of a large heavy industrial facility in Mexico. Guenter brought a lot of experience to the project and instituted several initiatives, not limited to daily on-site construction reviews - War Rooms - where the activities for the coming day were reviewed along with the progress of the previous day.

It has been a pleasure working with Guenther. I have personally learned from his experience which will help me in the Guenter demonstrated a high degree of motivation in the execution of his daily activities.

He drew on his previous experience to find solutions for challenging situations during the construction of the plant. He is very open and honest with his views which gives him credibility.

It has been a pleasure working with Guenter. I have personally learned from his experience, which will help me in the future.

Tomasz Szkut

Project Director ARCELOR Mittal Lazaro Cardenas

Down Stream Expansion - Hot strip & Hot Skin Pass Mill

Turn Key Project

By implementing a new site construction set-up Günter, as the on-site Project Manager and our fully empowered representative in Mexico, formed a powerful site team together with the customer and boosted it to performance.

Thanks to Günter´s passion, personal commitment and efforts we could achieve many of the ambitious targets and start-up the Hot Strip Mill in December 2021.

We really enjoyed cooperating and exchanging of opinions with Günter in these extremely stressful and challenging times.

Helmut Resch        Klemens Possart

Overall Project Managers AMLC HSM, PRIMETALS

Guenter, you have implemented many tasks, which we have to do in our difficult sites and achieved important milestones one after another.

On behalf of the PRIMETALS board, I appreciate your achievement, leadership and efforts

Dr. Etsuro Hirai

CEO Primetals Technologies Austria

CTO, Member of the Board of Directors Primetals Technologies


in acute cases - as currently by Corona - but also preventively

with 25 years of experience

Goal settings

Adherence to delivery dates

cost cutting

Quality improvement

Leadership = rethinking

"TOOL BOX" selection

"On Site" site manager coaching

Why G&T Consult?

"On site" operations

External expertise

Special plant construction experience

"Proof of implementation"

Mentoring, coaching & sparring partners depending on experience level

Connection of sales, project management, installation and commissioning

What can I offer ...

Implementation strength

Problem solving competence

25 years of plant engineering experience

Holistic approach

Combination of theory & practical knowledge & common sense

Respond to special leadership u. Communication characters

Pioneering spirit

"I accept the challenge"

...our services to handle and secure an efficient industrial construction site...

Ensure cost savings COST SECURITY

Starting with the selection of the most competent and cost-effective assembly partner or possible assembly partner constellations. Set up a streamlined, efficient, competent and powerful site organization.

WAR ROOM Meetings - to ensure adherence to delivery dates - DEADLINE SECURITY

Create professional overall and area schedules coordinated with customers and assembly partners with the right level of detail and, if possible, daily in the so-called Check "WAR ROOM Meetings". 

This is the only way to guarantee DEADLINE SECURITY.

Achieve quality improvements     QUALITY ASSURANCE

Production controls as well as audits of assembly partners and construction sites to ensure quality improvements.

Interim Management

Production controls as well as audits of assembly partners and construction sites to ensure quality improvements.

The main topics could be as follows:
- the strategic direction
- Support for new entrants (products, markets, ...)
- Improvement in project execution
- Increase in construction site efficiency
- Sales network expansion
- Purchase optimizations

Cooperation Partner

for construction site digitization...

INSITE IT the strong partner for digital construction site management:

- Production monitoring and logistics

- Material tracking and construction site logistics
- Defect registration and documentation
- Site management and installation tracking

The excellent cooperation on and up- and downstream of our common ANDRITZ construction sites, with Insite LMS software and app, could and should also be of great benefit to other customers.

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