International Accomplishments 

Following is an excerpt of international project accomplishments of Manfred Trappenberg and Next in chronological order. Please contact us if you like to get more information and how to use these projects as best practice cases. 


Arizona, U.S.A.


Masterplan proposal for the development of a new historic aircraft museum - Commemorative Air Force at Falcon Field Airport, Mesa, Arizona. *

Masterplan for urban renewal project in Tempe, Arizona and solar house projects. **

Introduction of CAD system for an electric utility company, Phoenix, Arizona. Reorganization of data for a more efficient planning of the vast company real estate. Training of planning department on the CAD system. **

Germany & France


General management Germany/Scandinavia for a U.S. steel company. Significant increase of sales with major accounts. **

Same company, French business unit, manager product group Europe. Reorganization of product offer and introduction of new product line. Defending existing customers and gaining new accounts. Intensive training of distribution channels. **

As member of the global steering board "Global Mining Core Group" European management contribution for a new mining product line introduced into the global market. **

Texas, U.S.A.

Development of a complete new product line for a supplier of construction and mining machines. Full project management responsibility as independent consultant. The result of this project was a fully renewed product line and the successful acquisition by a major global company. ***

Brussels, Europe



Consulting the European business unit of a major global OEM to improve the after market. Development and successful introduction of the new strategy "Consumable Parts Marketing". Most distributors and end users could be regained and sales significantly improved. ***

Development of a training strategy for the "Consumable Parts" project and instructed trainings of several hundred participants across Europe. ***

Development of a train the trainer workshop for public speaking. Training product managers and trainers for a more successful presentation to major accounts over several years. ***

Asia & Australia

Training the "Consumable Parts" concept in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Tokyo. Consulting the concept in Perth and Sydney. ***

Development of a complete new digital training for after market, based in Tokyo and distributed globally. New presentation of existing trainings and introduction of Next proprietary trainings. In several languages, highly visual for easy understanding, interactive and with digital quizzes to achieve certain levels of proficiency. ***


E-Learning project for the German association of construction, environment and machine technology. ***

Start up project Next Digital. Production of up to date digital courses for product management, heavy industry, science and technology with video trainings, interactive training modules and additional material for blended training. ***

German distributor development for a global hydraulic breaker manufacturer. ***

Project responsibility: Manfred Trappenberg  * Independent  ** Employed  *** Owner of Next Industrial Training & Consulting