Lou Parous has nearly 30 years of experience in the international industrial metals and chemical manufacturing and renewable energy sector in more than 20 countries. His broad experience base encompasses operations and executive management, strategic development, corporate turnaround, supply chain management, value analysis and value engineering, business analytics, industrial product and service line development, market analysis and blueprinting, contract and commercial management, manufacturing, technology, international trade management, marketing, finance, R&D, due diligence, process engineering, and M&A activities.
Lou brings a creative, hands-on approach and multi-faceted experience background to solve problems, create opportunities, reduce costs, and bring overall value to organizations and clients. He has built and led multi-functional teams in various product and service businesses in domestic and international settings. Lou also has a deep understanding of the interface requirements between management and operations, strategy and tactics, finance and commercial, with a customer-centered focus and excellent communication skills that build consensus and critical paths to success.
Lou has lived and worked in both Germany and Switzerland, where he held executive positions in large and mid-size firms in the industrial technology and metals manufacturing space. He has two patents and has authored multiple technical and business articles and studies related to metals manufacturing. He has a BS in Material Engineering from Auburn University in Alabama and speaks numerous languages from his international experience