Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Telecoms guru Heinz Herrmann joins Magna Systems as CEO

Magna Systems
Tuesday 19 January 16

As the convergence of the broadcast, media and telecommunications industries relentlessly marches on, Magna Systems and Engineering has appointed highly-respected telecoms specialist Dr. Heinz Herrmann as the company’s Group CEO. Herrmann earned accolades as an innovator and thought leader in broadcasting and telecommunications having had successful senior and &ldquo…

As the convergence of the broadcast, media and telecommunications industries relentlessly marches on, Magna Systems and Engineering has appointed highly-respected telecoms specialist Dr. Heinz Herrmann as the company’s Group CEO.

Herrmann earned accolades as an innovator and thought leader in broadcasting and telecommunications having had successful senior and “C” level roles with companies including SingTel Optus, Telecom NZ and Siemens.

Herrmann reports to Magna Systems Executive Chairman Robert Clemesha who said, “Heinz’s appointment is a real coup for Magna Systems and Engineering. As the broadcast and telecoms worlds converge, there are not many CEOs with experience in both industries and a track record in strategy as well as execution. I’m delighted to say that Heinz is one of that rare breed.”

The new appointment further bolsters Magna Systems’ continued growth in the broadcast, telecommunications, government and emergency services industries across the Asia Pacific region.

Herrmann added, “Magna Systems has had customers in broadcasting for nearly 50 years and over a 25 years in the telco industry as a provider of microwave technology, playout centres, networks, satellite earth stations, managed turnkey solutions and more. The convergence of industries has changed what makes our customers successful. Magna’s agility to change with their customers has been a key factor in keeping them at the forefront of technology. I am humbled by the opportunity to lead Magna, building on this ethos and further expanding our solutions capabilities across Asia Pacific.”

Heinz Herrmann now works alongside Robert Clemesha, one of the industry’s longest serving and most respected professionals. Clemesha, who will continue to oversee the group’s strategic direction, concluded, “We need an energetic, experienced leader like Heinz to maintain high customer satisfaction while we’re expanding regionally and broadening our solutions capabilities. His understanding of our key converging industries will shape our strategy and his track record in execution will drive the company forward across Asia Pac.”


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