Supporting New Zealand manufacturers, engineering companies and product developers in risk reduction, future proofing and continuous improvement
Whether the challenge you are facing is meeting global product compliance requirements; understanding product safety risks; improving your internal product development processes to reduce risks, costs and improve time to market; or transitioning your business model or product portfolio to build a sustainable and resilient future, Regenerative Business Development exists to help you innovate your way forward.
What you can expect
Regenerative Business Development works with you to build the necessary competency within your business, enabling you to: develop better products and services through improving your development methods; rethink your business or product strategy and ensure you are building resilience into everything you do.
Regenerative Business Development views the companies it works with as partners, and can be seen as an extension of your team, as committed to the success of your business as you are!
Regenerative Business Development can tailor workshops and training to meet your needs when you need them. The following are some of the workshops that have been provided in the past. These can be adapted and co-developed to fit your business:
Introducing your Innovation Partner
Fiona van Petegem BE(Hons) MBA, has spend 20+ years working in manufacturing and product development in New Zealand, China, the Netherlands and Germany both as a design and industrialisation engineer. Fiona obtained her B.E (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and an M.B.A. in International Industrial Management from the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen, Germany, specialising in Lean Management. With 20+ years of experience in industry, and 15 years in management and leadership, Fiona has managed multi-national teams across multiple countries, honing her skills in problem solving, effective communications and efficient procedures to address the complex challenges faced in global markets.
"Fiona substantially improved the processes related to product compliance. Her ability to analyse and assess existing systems and procedures to expose weaknesses and propose improvements was outstanding and well accepted within the whole organization. This acceptance was not only based on her competence and experience but also on her personal commitment, and her capability in terms of training staff and getting people onboard with necessary changes. Her professional, calm and consistent approach, her focus on continuous improvement and positive change allowed our business to move forward. Last but not least, her provision of sound, fact-based risk assessments enabled my decision making"
Hartmut Schürg | COO | Germany
"Fiona systematically analyses processes, quickly identifies problems, pinpoints the real root causes of the problems and works out corresponding process improvements in detail. Fiona created many important process descriptions for us and then quickly coordinated them in the organisation and trained the employees in handling the documents and the processes. I will consult with Fiona in the future where there is a need to analyse and improve complex business processes."
Dipl.-Ing. Peter Krupinski | Interim Quality Management | Germany
"Fiona quickly displayed her strong analytical and problem-solving skills, by identifying business gaps and putting robust procedures in place to fill them. She has the rare gift of being able to view things holistically, while also having the attention to detail and patience required to devise and enact the necessary changes. She created and implemented systems for product development, quality assurance and quality control, change control, risk analysis, and manufacturing improvement."
Tim Davie | Logistics Manager | New Zealand
"Fiona is an extremely experienced engineer and global product compliance specialist, with a laser eye for detail. Always calm and good leader of people, I would not hesitate recommending her skills to any business needing expertise in this space."
Jason Crowe | COO | New Zealand
"Fiona demonstrated very high level of proficiency in ensuring product compliance with all requirements. Her thorough knowledge of product requirements spanned the European, North American, and of course those of Australia and New Zealand. Not only is she an expert in the requirement, she is also well experienced in risk assessment and developing corrective actions to mitigate such risk. Her work has always been accurate and well detailed. She is self motivated and always delivered on time. Her experience will prove to be invaluable to any company where her services are used."
Said Nakhla | Head of Product Development | Germany
"Fiona has shown an exceptional ability, knowledge and understanding across a number of product quality, manufacturing and management aspects. I would recommend her as someone well versed in the above aspects and someone who can readily add value to an organisation"
Denis Witt | Business Compliance and Risk | New Zealand
“Fiona is a consummate professional. She is well-researched, and highly effective at challenging our thinking in a very constructive way. Together we have developed a strong future-focused strategy and created ‘shift projects’ to get us there"
Stephen Leitch | Managing Director |New Zealand