Berndt Baumgartl Selected as President and CEO of Siemens Communications, Inc.
Boca Raton, Fla., Jan 3, 2006, Siemens Communications, Inc. today named Berndt Baumgartl as the new President and CEO of the company. Baumgartl assumes this role as the successor for Andy Mattes and will serve on the Board for Siemens Communications, Inc. Mattes has elected to take a position outside of Siemens.
Baumgartl has a long and successful history with Siemens. He joined Siemens AG in Munich, Germany in July of 1986, where he held management positions in the Defense Electronics Group until late 1993.
He then transitioned into the Mobile Networks business unit of Siemens, helping the company succeed in the challenging Scandinavian market. Since coming to the United States in March 1997, he has taken on progressively larger roles, ultimately assuming leadership of all Siemens? wireless infrastructure, mobile phones and wireless modules business for the North American wireless communications market. Since September 2005, he has been Chief Operating Officer for Siemens Communications, Inc.
Siemens Communications is the only company in the United States capable of providing end-to-end solutions for all major customers in the industry - wireless and wire line carriers, enterprises, cable operators and service providers. With headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, Siemens Communications, Inc. is a key affiliate of Siemens Communications, which is one of Siemens AG’s largest global groups with sales of 13 billion euros and 54,500 employees. Siemens Communications combines wireless and wire line infrastructure, devices, and IP (Internet Protocol) convergence applications and serves the largest installed base of wireless and wire line carrier and enterprise customers in the world.
“Siemens Communications, Inc. has a diverse array of technologies and services for enterprises, network operators and cable operators and I look forward to leading this dynamic company’s efforts to address the needs of our customers,” said Baumgartl. “Our portfolio of solutions for the U.S. market is truly impressive and serving our customers with this portfolio is my number one priority.”
“Baumgartl is a strong leader with a proven track record of success in management and innovation,” said George Nolen, President and CEO of Siemens Corporation, the parent company of Siemens’ U.S. businesses. “His ability to stay in the forefront of the constantly changing communications technology is a huge asset to our company and will prove invaluable as Siemens leads the convergence of fixed and wireless communications.”
Siemens Communications Inc. offers its customers a broad portfolio of communication products and services and is a leader in convergent technologies, products and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. The company’s portfolio ranges from devices for end users to complex network infrastructures and complementary services for enterprises, carriers and service providers. Siemens Communications Inc. is headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. For more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/communications.
Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $96 billion in fiscal 2005. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $18.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens’ worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 460,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States visit www.usa.siemens.com.
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