Dr. Cristian Matei and Peter Gulbinat
Having earned a masters in advanced technologies and a doctorate in Business Process Reengineering/Management, Dr. Cristian Matei is currently the Alstom Power - Thermal Services global operational business improvement manager - Master Black Belt. He received his MBB certifications from Alstom in 2006 and from Six Sigma Academy in 2009.
He has over 17 years (last 14 years with ABB and Alstom) of practical experience in different line and functional management positions, from a mechanical engineer to a CAD/CAM/CAE manager and production manager, and from Business Process Re-engineering co-coordinator to business improvement manager, Master Black Belt and global operational business improvement manager.
Between 1996 and 2003 Dr. Matei taught Business Process Reengineering at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, and since 2004 has been one of the leading trainers at Alstom University for Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management.
He has extensive management consultancy experience being the co-founder and honorary president of Advanced Thinking and Advanced Thinking Management Group, two Bucharest-based strategic management consulting groups.
Having earned a masters in theoretical chemistry, Peter Gulbinat is currently the Alstom Power - Thermal Services director for business improvement and tools.
As a natural scientist with a 15-year successful career in management consulting and line functions, Gulbinat has a track record of successfully managing complex project portfolios in various industries and across geographical boundaries. He can point to proven achievements in process design, information management, as well as organizational change. Previous to Alstom, he held senior positions in management consultancies specializing in improvement-related areas, as well as heading business improvement and project management functions in the financial services industry.