Javier Rutz López

He is a firm and passionate believer in people and team work, encouraging real continuous improvement and trustful, transparent and honest communication and relationships, within the own organization and also externally.

This leadership approach has always driven and inspired his professional career as Project Manager, in areas like Engineering, Manufacturing, Maintenance and IT Systems implementation, operations and smart data solution consultant, and also as CEO of a high performing and market reference service company with more than 500 employees.

His motto is “Team and Passion”, and his experience has proven that if the leader relies on his / her team, the team will deliver more and better.

The case “J. Rutz, developing a Strategic Continuous Improvement Model in Service Industry” published at the IE Business School, summarizes some of his experiences.

Corporate Experience

• Consultant in Operations Improvement and Smart Data, Kotuko Consulting, Spain and UK, 2016-Present

• CEO, NERTUS Mantenimiento Ferroviario (a Siemens & RENFE joint venture), Spain, 2010-2015

• Maintenance Director High Speed Trains, NERTUS Mantenimiento Ferroviario, Spain, 2006-2010

• Area Director High Speed Trains, Siemens, Spain, 2000-2006

• Engineering and deputy project manager Metro Vehicles, Siemens, USA, 1996-2000

• Post-Graduate Program, Siemens, Germany and USA, 1994-1996

Academic Experience

• Adjunct Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, IE Business School, 2018-Present

• Co-author of the case “J. Rutz, Developing a Strategic Continuous Improvement Model in Service Industry”, IE Business School, 2017

• Lecturer in Operations and Leadership, IE Business School, 2010-2017

• Lecturer in Leadership, Dynamis´ Talent Factory sponsored by Adecco, 2014-Present

Academic Background

• Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering (Electronics and Automation), Universidad Politécnica Madrid, Spain, 1993

Last Name
Rutz López