Eching near Munich, June 6, 2013 – Kontron AG, globally leading provider of Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Väth (52) to Global Head of Sales & Marketing. He brings with him a wealth of experience in managing large, international organizations, having most recently served as General Manager EMEA and as Head of Global Business Innovation for Hitachi Data Systems. Prior to that, he held senior management roles at Storagetek, NCR and other global IT companies. Michael is taking over from Thomas Sparrvik, who will support him during the transition period before leaving the company at the end of the month.
“I am delighted to have won such a seasoned, successful industry expert as the leader of our global sales and marketing teams", says Rolf Schwirz, CEO of Kontron AG. “Michael has a strong track record of growing and transforming international organizations and is a highly skilled and respected leader in the IT market. I am convinced that he will be instrumental in moving Kontron to the next level, and I am looking forward to working closely with him over the coming years."
The transformation of Sales & Marketing is a central part of Kontron’s new strategy. Addressing the needs of existing and new clients of all sizes, and providing the best solutions and services, through all channels will be crucial to achieving the growth and profitability targets the company has set itself by 2016.
"I am very excited to be joining the Kontron team", comments Michael Väth. "Kontron is a global leader in ECT, it is building outstanding solutions and products, and it has a great team. On top of that, market trends such as the Internet of Things or Machine-to-Machine communications will accelerate growth in the already dynamic market for embedded computing. On this basis, I am sure that we are in a great position to write the next profitable growth chapter for Kontron."
Michael is a member of Kontron’s global management team and will report to the CEO.
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