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Our management team averages 20+ years of experience in the industry.

Frank-Uwe Hess Co-Founder und Managing Director

Frank-Uwe Hess, Co-Founder und Managing Director

Frank-Uwe Hess is Co-Founder of T.A. Cook and Managing Director. After completing his studies in 1989 in economics & engineering at the University of Zwickau, Frank started his career as a maintenance technology consultant. In 1994 he started as Co-Founder T.A. Cook, a management consultancy specializing in asset performance management. Over the last 25 years Frank-Uwe Hess worked in the capital-intensive industry helping clients increase their physical asset performance by throughput and cost effectiveness optimization. Throughout his career he built a specialized skill set focused on high reliability organization, predictive analytics and risk management across maintenance, reliability and shutdown & turnaround management.



As Managing Director at T.A. Cook, Dieter Körner oversees business operations at the international management consultancy. With more than 25 years of experience in asset management, Dieter also looks after international key accounts within asset intensive industries. Before joining T.A. Cook in 2007, Dieter worked as a Director at H. Neumann International Management Consultants GmbH in Munich, was Partner at Czipin Management Consulting, and Senior Account Executive at Proudfoot Consulting. He holds an MBA from the University of Passau.

Markus Treiber Managing Director

Markus Treiber, Managing Director

Markus Treiber is Managing Director at T.A. Cook. He has over 25 years of experience in consulting; developing and implementing programs to improve profitability and impact ROCE for clients. Markus has a deep knowledge of asset performance management, having worked with global companies in the chemicals, petrochemicals and oil and gas sectors. Before starting at T.A. Cook in 2004, Markus was Partner at Czipin Management Consulting and Operations Director at Proudfoot Consulting managing international accounts. Markus graduated from the University of Passau with an MBA.

Gert Müller Managing Director

Gert Müller, Managing Director

Gert Müller is Managing Director at T.A. Cook. Gert has over 15 years of experience in providing strategic and operational advice to clients in asset-intensive industries. He studied economics and holds an MBA from the University of Westminster. Before joining T.A. Cook, Gert worked as a Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager at Touchstone Ltd in London where he managed large ERP implementation projects. As a specialist in risk management, turnarounds and capital projects, Gert provides consulting services to clients worldwide with a particular focus on the oil and gas, and refining sector.

Dirk Frame Principal Director, Consulting Europe

Dirk Frame, Principal Director

Dirk Frame is a Principal Director at T.A. Cook. As a qualified Engineer with an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, Dirk has over 25 years of field experience in many countries around the world and is considered an expert in maintenance and capital projects in asset-intensive industries. Following his previous career in the automotive industry and leading roles at Proudfoot Consulting and Celerant Consulting, Dirk Frame joined T.A. Cook in 2004, where he is at the forefront of asset performance management in Europe and North and South America.

Matthew Popovacki Managing Director

Matthew Popovacki, Managing Director

As Managing Director at T.A. Cook, Matthew has over 24 years of experience in providing strategic and operational advice to clients in asset intensive industries. He studied economics at Brock University in St. Catherines, Canada. Before joining T.A. Cook, Matthew began his career in the automotive industry, where he held various key operational management roles. Matthew started his consulting career at Parisella Vincelli Associates over 15 yrs ago, where he was a Senior Manager and Presenting Analyst. Over the course of his consulting career, Matthew has worked in multiple industries that include telecommunications, manufacturing, energy, government, banking and oil and gas. Matthew currently provides consulting services to asset intensive businesses in the refining and petrochemicals sector. His work supports clients with maintenance optimization, turnaround, outage, shutdown optimization and OEE improvement.

Mathias Möller Managing Director, Engineers

Mathias Möller, Managing Director, Engineers

Mathias Möller is a Managing Director of the Engineers division; the operational support of the international management consultancy. With more than 30 years of professional experience in project management in turnarounds, projects and maintenance, Mathias has worked as a Maintenance Manager, Project and Turnaround Manager and Managing Director in various industries including plant construction, oil and gas and petrochemicals. Mathias graduated in mechanical engineering, with a focus on production and manufacturing technology and has worked at leading companies such as Ferrostaal MAN, ThyssenKrupp, Bilfinger Berger and Veolia as Managing Director and Executive Vice President Eastern Europe, before joining T.A. Cook in 2011.

Dr. Aimo Bülte Managing Director, Accenture Industry X

Dr. Aimo Bülte, Managing Director, Accenture Industry X

Dr. Aimo Bülte has been a Managing Director at Accenture since 2019 and leads Industry X for the ASGR region (Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Russia). Prior to that, he has been CEO of the Dornier Consulting Group in Berlin, formerly a 100% subsidiary of Airbus. From 2010 – 2014, he was Vice President and Head of Research and Technology in Airbus Defence & Space resp. Cassidian. Within that role, he was responsible for the overall technology and innovation portfolio for the Defence & Space division. Dr. Aimo Bülte has over 20 years experience and a proven track record delivering strategy work at the intersection of technology and business.

Franz-Josef Pohle Managing Director, Accenture Industry X

Franz-Josef Pohle, Managing Director, Accenture Industry X

Franz-Josef Pohle has been a Managing Director at Accenture since 2019. He leads the German Capital Projects team for Industry X, is the Industry Interlock for Resources clients in IX and Client Account Lead (CAL) for Tennet Germany. In 2009, he founded his own consulting company, which he sold in 2018. Prior to that, he was a partner in another consultancy with a strong focus on operational topics. There, Franz-Josef led the Engineering & Construction division and worked for 10 years for utilities, chemical companies and EPC companies. Franz-Josef has lived and worked in South East Asia and North America for 7 years, today he lives with family in Düsseldorf.