Apis Rex Consultants draws of the experience of seasoned executives from the personal care and nonwovens industries. With access to experts in finance, industrial marketing, sales, and operations, Apis Rex Consultants can offer a broad range of project expertise to support client’s needs.
Jonathan A. Bourget is the founder and Managing Director of Apis Rex Consultants. He has over 20 years’ experience in senior executive positions with multinational companies and work experience in Europe, North America, and China.
His career began in the metals industry, within a global aluminium company’s corporate development team, where he took part in large M&A projects in Russia, Italy and Spain. In 1999 he was made General Manager and successfully ran 3 increasingly large business units of up to $400 million sales. He led the re-structuring and turnaround of several manufacturing sites, the implementation of LEAN manufacturing principles, and the construction of a greenfield facility in Romania.
Mr. Bourget moved from the metals industry to the nonwovens industry in 2007, when he held the position of Vice President & General Manager of PGI (AVINTIV) in Europe. In 2010, he joined Glatfelter as their Vice President & General Manager, to lead the post-merger integration and growth of their newly acquired airlaid division. During his tenure at Glatfelter, his business unit doubled EBITDA margins, increased operating profit 6-fold, and initiated business expansion into China.
Mr Bourget graduated Summa cum Laude with an MBA from Business School Lausanne. He is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish, and speaks some German.
We called upon Apis Rex Consultants for a material strategy project. His analysis and recommendations proved of great value in helping us with the product positioning.
It was a pleasure to work with Jonathan at Apis Rex Consultants. His work proved very valuable to develop our point of view on various aspects of the nonwovens market.
The quality of the analysis and the rapid turn-around times meant we could integrate important elements into our marketing plan, while keeping the product launch on schedule.
Apis Rex helped us implement a strategic planning process that enabled us to better understand the dynamics of the market place and our potential. Thanks to this work we managed to focus our strategies onto the highest potential initiatives, which were not obvious to us beforehand.
Apis Rex worked with us to develop a financial plan and projections for our new business. His contacts in the Venture Capital and Private Equity world helped us in targeting the right investors early on