Marek Potoczny

Marek Potoczny

Industrial Projects Director

Companies: Valeo Group,

Born on January 3, 1969 he is graduated in Physics and Mathematics Faculty at Maria-Curie University in Lublin in 1994 with a physics in the industry specialization diploma. 
He has started his professional career in the global Korean automotive company Daewoo Motor Poland as the head of Purchasing and Logistics with the spectacular success in restructuring of purchasing department and more effective logistics models implementation. 

In 1997 joined to consumer electronics industrial sector – worldwide production leader Thomson multimedia. He supported to establish new production plant in Żyrardów and takeover Sourcing Manager position gradually increasing his responsibility up to European level with partial America and Asia plants.
He has led several working groups projects for operational and purchasing cost reduction, developed of Supply Chain Programs according to the newest logistics trends based on the automotive industry sector model.  Thanks to the global contracts negotiation successfully introduced competitive suppliers panel from the production low cost regions. 

Since 2004 Marek works for Valeo - one of the most innovative automotive companies in the world taking wide range responsibility of cost reduction as a continuous improvement program on the field of productivity projects, production process improvement with lean manufacturing methodology, material and products optimization with quality improvement and finally operational cost savings. 

In 2008 he has been appointed as Industrial Project Director responsible for operational areas such multi projects management: production lines transfer within Europe, outsourcing as well as investments and manufacturing plant extensions with projects co-ordination for all Valeo plants located in Poland. 
Additionally he plays a key role in Valeo Poland organisation in term of public subsidy with achieved success in creation of special economy zones with the investment commitment and working places creation in Poland.

In May 2010 Marek has been nominated as a member of the Małopolska Innovation Committee  supporting Kraków province  government as a opinion body for key regional projects realization. 

Experience in European Union grants and public aid programs management mixed with industrial projects background was a perfect reason to be nominated in 2014 as a member of working group and co-author of InnoMoto program creation (public aid program for automotive sector in Poland) with co-operation of Ministry of Economy Department and NCBiR (National Centre for Research and Development).

His 20 years experience in operations working under various issues makes him good understanding of wide scope of the different projects. On top of this has a proven record in the field of projects management gained in the course of various big projects assignments

About Valeo
Valeo Group is an independent group, fully focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry, mainly for the reduction of CO2 emissions. Having 123 production sites globally in 29 countries and 51 R&D and development centres, employing 78 600 people.
Valeo in Poland has sales office in Warsaw  and 4 production plants with 7000 employees.