Chemin de Précossy 23, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland

About Us

Apis Rex Consultants draws 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.

Our Founder

Jonathan A. Bourget is the founder and Managing Director of Apis Rex Consultants. He has over 20 years experience with multinational companies and has held senior executive positions in Europe, North America, and China.
His career began in the metals industry, within a global aluminium company’s corporate development team, where he was involved with large M&A projects in Russia, Italy and Spain. In 1999 he took on his first General Manager role and successfully ran three increasingly large business units of up to $400 million sales. He also 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 to the nonwovens industry in 2007, when he held the position of Vice President & General Manager of PGI (later Berry Global) in Europe. In 2010, he joined Glatfelter as Vice President & General Manager, to lead the post-merger integration, turnaround, and expansion of their newly acquired nonwovens division. Under his leadership, 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 conversant in German.

Winning Strategies

Apis Rex is a network of experts in process manufacturing, M&A, industrial marketing, and finance providing advisory services to nonwoven and personal care companies on aspects of strategy, business transformation, marketing, and operational excellence.

Consulting Team

Technical Expert (spunlace + spunmelt)

  • Executive MBA from IFG Paris (2005)
  • Mechanical Engineering Degree from INSA Strasbourg
  • Start-up, restructuring, due diligence, project management, CTO, R&D manager.
  • Complete plant design, erection, start-up and management for the industrial sector.
  • 20+ years experience in nonwovens

Business Development, Sales & Marketing

  • MBA from St Gallen university
  • 25+ years management experience in senior sales & marketing roles at spunmelt, drylaid, and spunmelt nonwoven companies.
  • Global director for large key accounts (P&G, J&J, KC, etc.).
  • MD of a start-up drylaid fibre manufacturer in Europe.
  • 20+ years experience in nonwovens

Process & Technology Expert (drylaid, spunmelt)

  • Materials Engineering Degree from INSA Lyon
  • Black Belt Lean 6Sigma based on DMAIC method (2011).
  • Process commissioning, Product quality troubleshooting, R&D product development, Business Development.
  • 20+ years experience in nonwovens

Project Management, Technical Expert

  • Industrial Engineering and Economics degree from University of Pisa.
  • Plant Manager at a large European nonwovens producer in Italy.
  • Nonwoven process and equipment expertise in spunmelt and drylaid technologies.
  • Plant design, start-up
  • 15+ years experience in nonwovens

Executive search, HR (associate partner)

  • MBA from IMD Switzerland.
  • EVP EMEA & Managing Partner Switzerland at AIMS International, a global network of 500 HR experts in 50 countries.
  • CEO, Director of Procurement & Logistics, Marketing Director, etc. in various European countries.
  • 10+ years experience in the nonwovens industry.

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