Dietmar von Polenz, founder INTERIM[4]AUTOMOTIVE

Dietmar von Polenz provides since 2009 as founder of INTERIM[4]AUTOMOTIVE his wide expertise and worldwide leadership experience acquired in quite all areas of the industrial value chain as interim manager and independent consultant flexible, time-limited and individual as service for your corporation. Mr. von Polenz holds a masters degree in economics of University of Heidelberg, Germany.

In 28 years as manager at Daimler corporation he has built-up mulitple times on four continents complete new business system and plant in sole responsibility.

As Interim Manager he had successful leadership responsibility at OEM and tier1 system suppliers in the branches automotive and aerospace for complex and very time critical projects with functions plant manager, managing director, manufacturing manager, launch manager and product development wordlwide.

Whenever and whereever - your problem solution and your competitive edge is his proven management experience and his network as:


  • managed new green field plant turn key projects up to US$ 0,5 billion capital investment from iron casting plant to clean room electronics production,
  • managed product development teams as e. g. improvement group for a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) for high performance sports cars (GETRAG, 2013/2014), Program Manager Oil module for new CV engine (Hengst Filtersysteme 2011), Program Manager electric drivetrain module (Nidec-MA 2018/19),
  • installed joint manufacturing, product development and supply chains over several continents,
  • launched new 4WD generation as program manager powert train & chassis on time & budget
  • structured the entire project and the product creation processes for a complete full electric vehicle and solved volume launch problems for an full electric powertrain of a big OEM, battery box tier1 in China, gearset e-bike drivetrain, reorganization of sensor development and production,....


  • Restructured worldwide OEM transmission business of more than US$ 5 billion turnover for passenger cars and commercial vehicles
  • integrated and extended axle differential business of 3 brands on 2 continents
  • transformed plant for powert train & chassis to a system supplier with industrialisation overseas
  • transferred technology worldwide to generate synergies and scale effects
  • created the masterplan and the project structure plan for an full electric vehicle developed in Europe and to be industrialised in China
  • leaded a consultant team to create the product creation processes for a tier1 system supplier.
  • Restructuring of product development processes to reduce product variants, safeguarding timing and usage of extisting resources.


  • general manager and plant manager domestic and overseas, as e. g. Reich LLC in Arden-Asheville North Carolina USA, 120 employees, transmission- and steering parts,
  • led project organisations of up to 800 people to realize complete greenfield plants cross-borders
  • integrated cross-functional corporations, suppliers, service providers and consultants to worldwide achievements,
  • leadership and motivation of workforce, realization of new ideas,
  • achieved ambitious targets for cost, time, budget, volume and quality on substantial automotive projects

Dietmar von Polenz, born 1955, works in English, German, French and Spanish. He acquired a masters degree in public economy and applied computer science at the University of Heidelberg.

With broad expertise gained on all continents except Australia, he leads to success integrating tasks of new economic and technical challenges in international setting.

His customers are the innovation leaders as OEM, tier1 system suppliers as hidden champions in small and medium business as family-owned companies.

Mr. von Polenz appreciates to provide on limited time interim management and consulting solid based on his profound knowledge about all product ranges of automotive industry to OEM and suppliers including process-similar industries as aerospace, railway transportation, machinery builders and others to create value for your company.


Dietmar von Polenz is member of Dachgesellschaft Deutsches Interim Management e. V. (DDIM), the platform of german interim management professionals.

The DDIM defines as professional representation and society the professional standards, improves the quality assurance and the know how transfer among and for DDIM-members.

To safeguard the high consistent quality of their membership, every DDIM-member has performed a multi-level selection procedure according defined standard quality criteria.

All members of DDIM pledge to apply always the binding DDIM code of honor.

A professional liabiltiy insurance is active according to EU guideline 2006/123/EG and ยง 2,1 Nr 11 DL-InfoV.


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