Felix Brueck is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company. He began his McKinsey career in 1983, working in the German and Tokyo offices before transferring to Cleveland in 1996. He retired in 2012. Felix led McKinsey’s Manufacturing Practice in the Americas, building up a lean manufacturing capability. He co-founded the Firm’s Performance Transformation Practice, and led the Organizational Effectiveness Practice in the Americas where he worked with colleagues to develop methodologies and approaches to excite people to embrace fundamental change, with requisite shifts in mindsets and behaviors. Felix’s client work spanned numerous industries from hi-tech to chemicals, semiconductors, solar power, pharmaceuticals & medical products as well as healthcare, focusing on company-wide fundamental transformation as well as work in specific business units or functions, building leadership and technical capabilities. Felix co-authored two books: Simplicity Wins and Quality Pays. Felix serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) in addition to holding several board roles in industry. Felix holds a Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the RWTH Aachen in Germany and a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.