Dominik Ottenbreit

CEO at ESO Electronic Manufacturing Services

Frankfurt am Main, DE

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Multidisciplinary innovator, manager, business developer and ideator with 10 years professional experience in the tech field, software development and electronics manufacturing.

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Electronics Manufacturing Services
Frappe Framework
Amazon Web Services
Microsoft 365
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Quality Management (QMS)
Rapid Prototyping
WatchGuard Network Security
Electronic Component Sourcing
Pick and Place Machines
Factory 4.0
Business Process Outsourcing
Germany Market and Country Information
Romania Market and Country Information
Philippines Market and Country Information
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure Active Directory
Global Supply Chain Managing
Managing International Teams
Quality Auditing
Factory Auditing
Vendor Auditing and Qualifiation
Printed Circuit Boards
Work experience

Oct 2020 - Present

Elexess GmbH

Founder and CEO

ERPNext and Asana Solutions Partner

2014 - Present

ESO Electronic Manufacturing Services


Leadership: • Developed and set Business Strategy (Mission, Vision, SWOT, Target Markets, Target Customers, Profitability Planning). • Grew the business to 6.0 Million EUR revenue from 1.8 Million EUR revenue (from 2010). • Broadened the customer base from 60 customers in southwest Germany (2010) to over 200+ active customers worldwide (2018) • Spearheaded transition from traditional medium-volume to rapid prototyping business. • Lowered full-turn key production from 40 days to as low as 5 days (including engineering, materials sourcing and manufacturing). • Negotiated pricing and payment terms with all vendors, achieving early payment rebates. • Substantially lowered cost of capital by negotiating new financing with multinational banks. • Successfully instituted new company management structures for over 100 employees in Germany and Romania. • Evaluated and negotiated three merger and acquisition offers. Manufacturing: • Implemented project management software, customer helpdesk ticketing system, group chat system, and document management system. • Factory reorganization in Germany and new factory planning in Romania. • Designed several new manufacturing optimizations, including custom photo-based component traceability system. • New product introduction of several high-volume products for automotive and industry customers. • Evaluated and purchased new manufacturing equipment. • Introduced paperless shop floor with custom-built manufacturing execution system with real-time employee time logging. Quality: • Implemented paperless quality management manual according to ISO 9001:2015 with modules for ATEX, UL, and aviation customers. • Successfully passed several automotive, medical, aviation and other critical customer audits. • Reorganized workflows, standard operating procedures, and documented information storage.

2009 - 2014

ESO Electronic Manufacturing Services

Director of Business Development & Technology

Electronics: • Managed a growing portfolio of over 4,000 different electronics products for 200+ customers. • Independently developed or helped improve electronic circuit designs for customers. • Audited printed circuit board (PCB) suppliers in China and Europe and consolidated all PCB business. • Specified, performed and promoted design checks and NPI improvements for customer products. • Custom-developed testing equipment for volume production. • Outsourced and subcontracted subassemblies in make-or-buy decisions to increase profitability. Software: • Led the customization and implementation of two new ERP systems after completing market study. • Implemented supplier API to directly communicate pricing and availability to our ERP system. • Organized and managed a software development team of 5 developers. • Programmed large parts of software in Python/Javascript/HTML/CSS. • Successfully implemented Agile Development of remote team in GitHub. UX/UI Design: • Graphic Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Photography, Web Design • Created company website with own photography, videography, graphic design, web template design, and content creation. • Created promotional materials and planned trade fairs. • Optimized website for search-engine optimization (SEO). Hardware / IT: • Overhauled complete software infrastructure with Windows and Linux servers, workstation management, and server virtualization for web servers. • Hardened IT security though new network technology and implementation of firewalls with branch-office VPN for remote workers and remote factory communication (Romania).


2012 - 2013

Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen

Master of Science (M.Sc.), Management of Business Processes

2006 - 2011

Universität Bielefeld

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Computer Science and Graphic Design

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