Carmel Valley, California, USA, North America


About the Team

Philo K. Holland III, B.Ec MBA – ACS Research Director

Philo Holland, born in San Francisco, CA, USA graduated from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA (B.S. in Intl. Economics) and the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany (MBA). Thesis “Post-Merger Human Integration”.

Was financial controller for a Korean import/export subsidiary of Apple from 1990 until 1994. Headed two technology spin-offs with Stanford Medical Center and Ford Werke Deutschland from 1995 until 1999. Sold one start-up to a German mid-sized business ERP software company and became Senior Consultant EMEA. In 2001, became International Project Manager Post-Merger Integration for T-Systems Enterprise Services GmbH (business customer division of Deutsche Telekom AG) until 2008. Since 2009, heads the ACS project on Interdisciplinary Business Productivity and Compliance. Mr. Holland relocated to southern Germany in 1995 with his wife and child. (more)

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Ronald Bogaschewsky – ACS Research and Development Advisor

Ronald Bogaschewsky, born in Bremerhaven, Germany graduated from the University of Göttingen Diplom-Kaufmann (German MBA and Ph.D. "Dynamic inventory models in supply management - simulation and effects analysis" Habilitation 2nd thesis).

Held Professorships at the University of Dresden and the University of Würzburg. Was visiting Scientist at the IBM Scientific Center, Los Angeles (USA) and the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Currently Chairs the Business Management and Industrial Management institute at the University of Würzburg’s Department of Economics. Currently board member of the German Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME - Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V.). Prof. Dr. Bogaschewsky lives in Germany’s Mainfranken Region since 2001 with his wife and two children.

Dr. Lando Lotter - ACS Business Advisor

Lando Lotter, born in Passau, Germany is a fully qualified lawyer who graduated from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

Now in active retirement as economic aid consultant (Mongolia, Afghanistan, Madagascar, Zambia), Dr. Lotter was CEO of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Head of the permanent German Trade and Industry Delegation for the (then) Czecho-Slovakian Federal Republic (CSFR) Prague/Bratislava, CEO of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Sydney/Melbourne; and Deputy CEO of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in the UK, London.

Dr. Lotter chaired a number of boards in industry and international associations and also published some reference books on English law. Dr. Lotter lives in Würzburg since 1992 with his wife.

University Student Project Teams

University Bachelor Students and experienced Executive MBA Students take active roles in research, experimentation and participation in the development of every aspect of the project – from the newest forms of Project-Based Learning approaches to testing how highly relevant yet indirect topics such as climate, religion, history and language influence behavior, values and core beliefs.