Marek Potoczny

Marek Potoczny

Industrial Projects & Public Funding Director

Companies: Valeo Group,

24 years of experience in the industrial sector. Complex project management focused on cost-saving, logistics optimization programs, suppliers resourcing, in the field of industrial projects with lean manufacturing methodology managing investments, production plant construction, and global contracts negotiation.

 

Graduated in Physics and Mathematics faculty at Maria-Curie University in Lublin (Poland).

Professional career and experience in Daewoo Motor Poland (automotive) - head of Purchasing and Logistics Dept. restructuring of purchasing department and effective logistics models implementation.

 

Since 1997 Thomson multimedia (consumer electronics) - Purchasing Manager with European, American and Asia plant responsibilities.

Focused on operational and purchasing cost optimization, Supply Chain Programs, low-cost regions suppliers panel.

 

Since 2004 - Valeo (automotive). Wide range of responsibility: cost optimization as a continuous improvement program, productivity projects, production process improvement, lean manufacturing methodology, material and product optimization with quality improvement, and finally operational cost optimization.

 

In 2008 appointed for Industrial Project Director & Public Funding National Director position in Valeo with multi projects management: production lines transfer within Europe, outsourcing, investments, and manufacturing plants construction with project co-ordination for all Valeo plants located in Poland.

He plays a key role in Valeo in terms of public subsidies for innovation.

 

Member of #Entrepreneur Counsel as a business advisor for Skawina town Mayer, #Małopolska Innovation Committee (Małopolska Marshal Office) as opinion body for key regional projects realization and #French-Polish Chamber of Commerce.

 

Then a member of the working group and co-author of InnoMoto program (public aid program for automotive sector in Poland) with the co-operation of Ministry of Economy Department and NCBiR (National Centre for Research and Development).

 

His professionalism has been recognized by Professional of The Year 2016 Award by CEE Manufacturing Excellence.

About Valeo

Valeo Group is an independent group, fully focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry, mainly for the reduction of CO2 emissions. Having 186 production units in 33 countries and 59 R&D centres, employing 113 600 people.

Valeo in Poland has a sales office in Warsaw and 4 production plants with above 8 000 employees.


Since 2004 Marek works for Valeo - one of the most innovative automotive companies in the world taking wide range responsibility of cost reduction as a continuous improvement program on the field of productivity projects, production process improvement with lean manufacturing methodology, material and products optimization with quality improvement and finally operational cost savings. 

In 2008 he has been appointed as Industrial Project Director responsible for operational areas such multi projects management: production lines transfer within Europe, outsourcing as well as investments and manufacturing plant extensions with projects co-ordination for all Valeo plants located in Poland. 
Additionally he plays a key role in Valeo Poland organisation in term of public subsidy with achieved success in creation of special economy zones with the investment commitment and working places creation in Poland.

In May 2010 Marek has been nominated as a member of the Małopolska Innovation Committee  supporting Kraków province  government as a opinion body for key regional projects realization. 

Experience in European Union grants and public aid programs management mixed with industrial projects background was a perfect reason to be nominated in 2014 as a member of working group and co-author of InnoMoto program creation (public aid program for automotive sector in Poland) with co-operation of Ministry of Economy Department and NCBiR (National Centre for Research and Development).

His 20 years of experience in operations working under various issues makes him a good understanding of the wide scope of the different projects. On top of this has a proven record in the field of projects management gained in the course of various big projects assignments

About Valeo
Valeo Group is an independent group, fully focused on the design, production, and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry, mainly for the reduction of CO2 emissions. Having 123 production sites globally in 29 countries and 51 R&D and development centers, employing 78 600 people.
Valeo in Poland has a sales office in Warsaw and 4 production plants with 7000 employees.