Welcome to CP Corporate Performance

As preferred partners of industry we provide hands-on support to drive and enhance the performance, quality and financial results of our clients through focussed interim management and consulting projects. Major industry sectors we provide our services to are: aerospace, automotive, consumer industry and machinery & equipment.

Our tailored processes are proven along all business cycles from growth to maturity or crisis, advancing competitiveness across corporate value chains including the supply network. CP's team with eight experts consists exclusively of Senior Executives and Managers with 15-35 years of top-level industry and consulting experience. Our proven and effective solutions have enabled many corporations to regain sustainable leadership.

Interim Management & Consulting Services

Achieving sustainable results requires an integrated approach across many disciplines. Each of the 4 business phases: strategic design and implementation, growth management, performance improvement and finally the restructuring challenges, require a tailored and weighted approach across the 12 CP Modules. Each one of them is supported by our senior experts, who will combine individual expert knowledge within an interdisciplinary corporate change management task. The following graph provides a reference overview across the industry segments and applied CP Modules.

References by Industry and CP Modules

Global Expertise

CP’s Senior team of industry and consulting experts comprise a unique set of international expertise. Our global experience spans all major industries across the key functions of corporate value chains. All of our team members have held senior operational responsibilities at large and small enterprises. Achieving sustainable results together with your team is our task.

CP Lead

Michael Petrik founded CP’s advisory group in 2010, providing a diversified service portfolio supported by eight senior experts. CP’s services drive to enhance the performance, quality and financial results of its clients across industry. Michael is an operations & strategy professional with over 25 years of industry and consulting experience. He brings extensive knowledge in business strategy, LEAN management, manufacturing engineering, launch management, product planning, and marketing & sales. Recent projects include Interim Plant Management and CRO roles driving sustainable business improvements for key clients.


From 2007 to 2010 Michael served clients in director roles at two international consulting companies (Alvarez&Marsal and BBK Europe).


Prior to his consulting activities he worked 18 years for Ford of Europe (with tenures at Cologne, London, and Liverpool). The following is an extract of his roles: Manager Production Planning & Scheduling responsible for the development of operating plans to transform market demands into vehicle deliveries at a volume of 2 million vehicles/year, covering seven vehicle- and five powertrain-plants with a total workforce of approx. 40.000 employees. He and his team, both in London and Cologne, also managed the Diesel-Engine-JV with the French PSA-group. As Manager Strategic Planning-Vehicle Operations for FoE, Michael led project teams in seven plants across six countries. He successfully ran value chain analyses, make-buy studies and supplier-park optimizations. He also developed business plans, scorecards and conducted benchmark studies on Kaizen/Lean concepts at Mazda in Japan. Michael developed plant consolidations, implemented downsizing and capacity expansion projects. Furthermore, he was active in marketing projects for Aston Martin Lagonda in the UK from 2001 to 2003.


During 1984 to 1987 Michael worked at GM’s Adam Opel AG (Rüsselsheim, Germany) within Manufacturing Engineering for engine, chassis, and stamping operations.



  • 2004: MBA, Henley Management College, Henley-on-Thames, UK
  • 1987: Diplom-Ingenieur in Mechanical & Production Engineering, Mannheim, Germany


  • 2002: Six-Sigma Green Belt
  • 1986: Industrial Engineer (REFA)