Frequentis AG’s current CEO, Hannes Bardach, who has been in the management board for 35 years, will join the Frequentis supervisory board in mid-April 2018. In the future, his colleagues in the executive board - Sylvia Bardach, Hermann Mattanovich, and Norbert Haslacher - will be responsible for the management of Frequentis AG. The function of the CEO will be taken over by the current executive board member for sales & marketing, Norbert Haslacher. For 35 years, Hannes Bardach has held operational responsibility at Frequentis. In 1983, he joined the company as managing director, and in 1986, he took over the company shares. At that time, Frequentis was a small Viennese company with 36 employees and a turnover of EUR 4 million. Since then, Frequentis has continuously grown and today is a globally active group of companies with more than 1,700 employees in over 50 countries. "In the future, as an active owner and chairman of the Supervisory Board, I will work closely with the Executive Board and contribute to tasks critical to success for the corporate group," Hannes Bardach says. His special focus is on strategy and New Business Development. The future three-member board has Bardach's full confidence to drive further international growth of the Frequentis Group MNC The move from the executive board to the supervisory board has been planned for some time now. Bardach looks back on a long-standing and successful cooperation with his current board colleagues. Hermann Mattanovich and Sylvia Bardach remain in their current responsibility as CTO and CFO at Frequentis AG, respectively. The future three-member board has his full confidence to drive further international growth of the Frequentis Group MNC. Frequentis Group to expand and grow Norbert Haslacher as his successor in the capacity of CEO has Bardach’s full support. Since April 2015, as a member of the Executive Board of Frequentis AG, Norbert Haslacher can refer to an impressive track record: Frequentis order intake reached a new high of EUR 288 million in 2017, and Haslacher has already provided significant impetus for the further development of the Frequentis Group, which will secure and strengthen the Group’s competitiveness in the long-term. Haslacher's many years of experience in the IT sector have a particularly positive impact. Prior to joining Frequentis, he worked about 15 years at CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), a global IT services company that specialises in software development, infrastructure, web applications, cloud, big data, and cyber security. Haslacher has been able to contribute his extensive software knowledge as well as extensive international experience to the development of the Frequentis Group. Norbert Haslacher: “I am looking forward to the new challenge and I fully appreciate the trust and recognition that Hannes Bardach has given me as the Frequentis owner. My goal is to expedite the targeted sustained growth of the Frequentis Group and to further expand the product and solution portfolio to meet the requirements of our customers in the safety-critical area. In his new function as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Hannes Bardach will continue to advise and support the Frequentis Executive Board.”
Former Managing Director (MD) of Defence and Intelligence for Lockheed Martin, Andy Madge, has joined the Managing Board of Frequentis UK, taking over responsibility for the UK and Ireland subsidiary of Frequentis AG. The phased handover from existing MD John Gurney will conclude John’s 18 successful years with Frequentis to begin his retirement in early spring. Frequentis UK is active in the United Kingdom and Ireland markets with projects in all Frequentis business segments – Civil and Military Air Traffic Control, Public Transport, Public Safety, Maritime and Aeronautical Information/Data Management. Over the course of his 18-year tenure, John Gurney was the driving force behind the development and expansion of Frequentis UK. The subsidiary experienced incredible market growth under his leadership, expanding the London-based company from a small branch into one that delivers significantly to the international Frequentis Group we see today. Continual experience in related sectorsExperience, leadership and strong customer relationships are a key to Frequentis’ success" His successor, Andy Madge, is an experienced leader with background in aerospace, defence, intelligence and air traffic management. He served for 20 years in the Royal Air Force as an aero systems engineer before joining Cobham Aviation Services, in a general management role for both the engineering and air traffic control businesses. Most recently, from 2012 to 2017, Andy worked for Lockheed Martin, initially as Project Director in the air traffic management business before becoming MD for the defence and intelligence business. “Experience, leadership and strong customer relationships are a key to Frequentis’ success. Over the past 17 years, John Gurney has led the development of the UK business outside of what was the traditional air traffic control environment, achieving major account success in all of the key business areas of the Frequentis Group, while developing the UK and Ireland subsidiary into one of the largest markets globally for the Frequentis group. I would like to thank John for his exceptional service and commitment to Frequentis and wish him well with his retirement.” “I am delighted that we have a leader of Andy Madge’s caliber joining Frequentis. He will ensure continuity while driving the company forward and implementing our regionalisation strategy for the UK and Ireland," noted Frequentis CEO Hannes Bardach. UK and Ireland a strong platform Frequentis AG sees the UK and Ireland market as a particularly strong platform for its range of control room solutions with a focus over coming years to deliver more projects and expanded capabilities in this area. This regionalisation approach for delivering local competences is at the core of the Frequentis strategy for continued growth.Frequentis UK has seen recent success in securing the Ambulance Radio Programme with the National Health Service Frequentis UK has seen recent success in securing the Ambulance Radio Programme with the National Health Service (NHS), as well as delivering defence ATM upgrades under the Ministry of Defence’s MARSHALL programme. The company continues to provide control room solutions for the Metropolitan Police Service, Network Rail and NATS, among others. Andy initially joined Frequentis in September 2017 to begin the preliminary handover of the UK and Ireland responsibilities and will continue the phased handover with John until his departure in March 2018.