Yannick Schilly and Anne Cappel launch new business consultancy in Ohio

10 October 2018 Consulting.us 3 min. read
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Two Cincinnati area business leaders – Yannick Schilly and Anne Cappel – have launched business consulting firm Atlix Consulting in Mason, Ohio. The two leaders will draw on more than 50 years of international business experience to advise small-to-medium-sized manufacturing firms.

Located at 5155 Financial Way in the City of Mason’s Tech Elevator, Atlix Consulting will offer consulting services in the areas of global business strategy, operations, and technology and innovation. The company will offer support in areas ranging from mergers & acquisitions and market entry to automation and supply chain management.

Atlix will focus on the provision of business consulting services to ‘international-minded’ manufacturing companies with revenues between $10 million and $500 million.

The newly launched consulting firm will be led by President and CEO Yannick Schilly, who previously spent 25 years with German industrial control and automation company Festo. After spending 15 years in Germany in roles related to industrial engineering, new product development, and production planning, Schilly worked in China for five years – helping Festo manage and grow its operations after merging with a Chinese firm. After that, as Festo’s chief operating officer, he relocated to Cincinnati in 2014 to lead the construction of the firm’s new $60-million smart factory in neighbouring Mason, Ohio. Schilly also managed the movement of Festo’s supply chain operations from the East Coast to the Midwest.Yannick Schilly and Anne Cappel launch new business consultancy in OhioOver his career, Schilly has developed deep expertise in industrial engineering, supply chain, sales and operations, and automation and robotics. He has extensive industry experience in automotive, food and beverage, electronics, and technology, among others. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering, as well as an MBA, from Hamburger Fern-Hochschule.

In Cincinnati, Schilly met fellow French national Anne Cappel, a founder and former Executive Director of the European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC), where she served as ED from 2007-2016. While there, she helped foster business relations between Europe and the Greater Cincinnati Region through programs focused on collaboration, networking, and education.

For the past two years, Cappel has been an Adjunct Professor of Global Business at the University of Cincinnati – her alma mater. She holds a BA in International Affairs and an MBA in Marketing.

Before her work at the EACC, Cappel was an Account Executive at Air France for over six years. Before that, she was Director of Business Services at the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council.

At Atlix, Cappel will serve as Chief Marketing Officer. Cappel and Schilly’s complementary business experience and international expertise present global manufacturers with an attractive consulting proposition. “We understand these different cultures in Europe, the different languages, so it’s easier for us to support French or German companies when they enter the American market, but it’s also easier for us to support American companies if they are interested in the European market,” commented Schilly. “We have a lot of expertise to bring to the table and we are excited about this new venture.”

Added Cappel: “The operational excellence in terms of competing globally on very, very complex operation and complexity of global supply chain, it’s pretty unique what we bring for those types of companies and specifically in this region (the Midwest) – whether they’re U.S.-based companies or foreign-owned companies coming to the U.S. market and choosing the Midwest either as a launching place or as one of their manufacturing environments.”