Volker. J. Barth

Former Corporate Officer for International Automotive Supplier Company. Regional President with extensive management experience in 3 continents. Forty-year career in managerial and staff assignments with engineering, strategic planning, purchasing and operations responsibilities in 6 different countries for OE and automotive supplier companies.  Experience in difficult cultural and business environments.

Career Experience

Executive Vice President (Freelance) of OHorizons LLC, a Detroit, US based advisor for the automotive industry and related institutions.


  • Mid 2007 to End 2008           CEO of RM Systems LLC (Russia)
  • Jan. 2007 to July 2007            President Magna Intier Europe
  • Dec. 2002 to Dec. 2006          President Delphi Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • Dec. 1996 to Nov. 2002         President Delphi South America
  • Jan. 1996 to Nov. 2002          VP of SIDIPECAS (Supplier Association)
  • Jan. 2000 to Nov. 2002           President SAE Brazil
  • May 1999 to Dec. 2000           VP of SAE Brazil


Prior Responsibilities    


  • Executive Director Purchasing Delphi Global, GM global Metallic, GM do Brasil, GM  Europe and Opel Germany.
  • Director GM Europe Strategic Planning,
  • Director Opel Liaison Japan
  • Manager Opel Experimental - Car Evaluation, Fuel economy and Field Test
  • Manager Opel Engineering Facility Planning



Alex Gorbansky

Co-Founder and Chairman of FSG (Frontier Strategy Group). Before FSG, Alex was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, where his work focused on the natural resources sector. He also worked in strategic positions with Loudcloud and EMC Corporation. Alex holds a BS in Financial Engineering from Stanford University and studied international relations and globalization at Magdalen College, Oxford University. Alex was born in Lviv, Ukraine and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1987.


Yevgeniy Epshteyn

Yevgeniy presents over 15 years of experience in global supply chain and logistics operations. Yevgeniy’s experience comes from working on both sides of the ocean – running successful enterprize back in Ukraine in early 1990th, coming to the U.S. in 1995 and working on designing global supply-chain and warehouse management systems for over 7 years at the world’s largest packaged media distribution company, Technicolor, to starting logistics company in 2006 – Nova Shipping.

Today, Yevegniy is President of Nova Shipping - fully bonded, FMC licensed Ocean Freight Forwarder and Non-Vessel Operated Common Carrier having service contracts with 11 steamship lines and successful deliveries to/from many countries in Europe, North and South Americas, Asia, Australia and Africa.

Nova Shipping’s expertize is in project moves, over-dimensional and heavy cargo, such as machinery, equipment and complete plants relocations. Completed projects include moving of equipment from GM, Chrysler, Ford, Metaldyne, Borg Warner, Delphi and other plants in the U.S. and Canada to Russia, India and China; from plants in Europe to India; supply of production parts for conveyor lines to largest automotive manufacturing companies in Russia and Belorussia and many others.

Yevgeniy holds Master Degree in Systems Analysis from Polytechnical University in Ukraine and Master Degree in Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University in Michigan, USA.