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Faculty Advisor

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Professor Dirk Buengel, MBA is the faculty advisor for the Consulting Group at Virginia Tech (CGVT), which is an entirely student-led nonprofit strategy consulting group.


A native of Duesseldorf, Germany, Professor Buengel’s teaching areas and research focus on strategy development and implementation, management consulting, and leadership development all with an international perspective. He has worked with various Fortune 500 firms to engineer organic growth through rendering vision and strategy into empirical results. Professor Buengel started his career with Siemens in Germany where he spearheaded human resource management and global procurement. He eventually went on to work for the Care Chemicals Division of Cognis which eventually was acquired by BASF, the world leader in cross-platform chemicals production. He led an integration of an industry coverage group of 1,000 employees, over $2B in annual revenue, five innovation centers and ten production centers. Professor Buengel has resided on the board of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA).

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