We are here to help you grow and become more profitable.
We understand that a consulting firm’s value is based on the quality of its consultants.
We assign consultants to projects based on the experience and skill set. All of our consultants have had significant industry experience before becoming involved with Orr & Boss. Many held senior management positions in the Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, and Elastomers (CASE) industries.
Given the global nature of our work, we seek out consultants with global business experience. Prior to joining Orr & Boss, many of our consultants ran business units in Europe, North America, Asia, and South America. Many of our consultants are multi-lingual.
Given the technical nature of the CASE market, many of our consultants have a technical undergraduate degree with a Master’s degree in their field of study and/or an MBA in various business concentrations. Our consultants’ industry & educational experience enables them to bring an in-depth understanding of organizational considerations, supply chain management issues, and marketing and sales savvy to each consulting engagement.
Our consultants are able to focus their efforts on the analysis of the problems, the development of innovative strategies, and the implementation of highly effective recommendations. It is our focus on delivering results for our clients that translate into a high impact change for them. Because many of our seasoned consultants were once industry peers of the corporate executives that we serve, they are as comfortable in diagnosing problems and implementing solutions within a plant or supply chain environment as they are in presenting and defending high level corporate strategies in the board room.
Some background information on some of our key consultants are given below.
Doug Bohn, MS, MBA
Director of Orr & Boss Consulting
Mr. Bohn has significant experience in several areas of the coating industry including manufacturing and supply chain management as well as in market research and acquisition support services. Prior to joining Orr & Boss, Mr. Bohn worked for both Kimberly-Clark and ALCOA. Mr. Bohn holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dr. Marten van der Meer
Senior Consultant for Orr & Boss Consulting and based in the Netherlands. For the first decade of his career, Mr. van der Meer was employed by AkzoNobel in Europe. He started his career as a R&D manager for Industrial and Protective coatings. He later was promoted to Marketing Manager. His last years with AkzoNobel was as General Manager for the Industrial Coatings division. In 1994, Mr. van der Meer joined Ameron Protective Coatings as the General Manager of its European, Middle Eastern and African Protective Coatings business. Prior to joining Orr & Boss, Mr. van der Meer worked for PPG Industries within its Protective Coatings division as a senior marketing and sales manager for the EMEA region. As a consultant, he has been involved in a wide range of marketing entry and strategic planning consulting assignments within the coatings sectors throughout all of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mr. van der Meer holds a MS degree in Physical and Polymer chemistry from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). Mr. van der Meer is fluent in Dutch, German, English, French and Spanish.
Xilin Li, MSc, MBA
Before joining Orr & Boss, Mr. Li had a long and distinguished career within the chemicals industry. After graduating from Beijing University with a major in Polymer Chemistry, he obtained his Master of Science degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College. Over the ensuing 30 years, he gained technical and managerial experience in various positions with PPG Industries, Solutia, AkzoNobel and Bayer Material Science. With Bayer, he served as Vice President, BU Coatings & Adhesives for Greater China. Mr. Li is fluent in Mandarin and English
Daniel Roth, B.S
Mr. Roth lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prior to his affiliation with Orr & Boss, he served many technical and sales roles at Sherwin-Williams, PPG, Kelcot S.A., Pinturas Continente, and Steelcote S.A. At these companies his titles included Production Manager, Technical Manager, Commercial & Technical Manager, and Business Director. Mr. Roth has helped lead coatings groups with operations in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Mr. Roth has over 25 years of experience in the South American coatings industry. He is a true expert in the South American coatings industry. He is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. He holds a B.S. in Engineering and Chemistry from the Universidad Tecnologicia Nacional.
Osamu Kirihara, MS
Mr. Kirihara began his career working the Japanese and Asian coatings industry in the mid-1970s for Sumitomo Bayer Urethane in Japan. Held various technical and technical sales roles within the organization including Technical Director for Bayer Material Science and Head of the Innovation Center in Amagasaki, Japan. Since retiring from Bayer (now Covestro), Mr. Kirihara works with Orr & Boss on a part-time basis focusing on the Asian and Japanese coatings markets.