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Maine Pointe Appoints Two New Sales Leaders to its European Team

(Boston, Mass - March 23, 2017) Maine Pointe is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Kirstein, VP Industrial Manufacturing & Services and Michael (Mike) Parsons, VP Food & Beverage, to its sales team in Europe. Michael and Mike are both recognized experts in their field and bring a combined 50+ years of experience to Maine Pointe’s talented team.

Michael Kirstein EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services, Europe

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Michael Kirstein has more than 25 years in the consulting industry. He has extensive experience working with European clients who have a global footprint. Michael has helped clients across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, automotive, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, industrial equipment and electronics to identify and implement operational improvements across the value chain. 

“I am very pleased to be joining Maine Pointe’s team,” said Michael Kirstein. “Many companies in the DACH region are seeking new ways to improve competitiveness. As a specialist implementation-focused consulting firm with a track record of driving measurable results across operations, logistics and procurement, Maine Pointe is ideally positioned to help them achieve this goal.” 


Michael Parsons EVP Food & Beverage, Europe

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Mike Parsons is a senior business executive with more than 25 years of global experience. In that time, he has worked for, and consulted to many of the world’s leading companies, predominantly in the FMCG and distribution industry. He has helped to identify, develop and implement transformation programs that have delivered billions of dollars in sustainable EBITDA and cash improvements for clients.

“Maine Pointe’s combination of industry expertise and acclaimed execution capabilities across the buy-make-move-fulfill supply chain is worthy of significant note,” said Mike Parsons. “The organization’s culture and breadth of experience working with company CEOs and private equity executives around the world make this a very exciting opportunity,” he added.  

“Michael Kirstein and Mike Parsons have a wealth of experience in the global consulting industry,” said Jorg van der Zanden Managing Director of Maine Pointe, Europe. “I am delighted to welcome them to Maine Pointe’s sales team where the depth and breadth of their knowledge will play an invaluable part in helping to strengthen our momentum.” 

About Maine Pointe

Maine Pointe is a global implementation-focused consulting firm trusted by many chief executives and private equity firms to drive compelling economic returns for their companies. We achieve this by delivering accelerated, sustainable improvements in both EBITDA and cash across their supply chain and operations. Our hands-on implementation experts work with executives and their teams to rapidly break through functional silos and transform the buy-make-move-fulfill supply chain to deliver the greatest value to customers and investors at the lowest cost to business. We call this Total Value Optimization (TVO)â„¢.

Maine Pointe’s engagements are results-driven and deliver between 3.5:1-12:1 ROI. We are so confident in our work and our processes that we provide a unique 100% guarantee of engagement fees based on annualized savings.Visit


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