"With the acquisition of parts of Nortel’s Carrier Networks Division, Kapsch CarrierCom has become a global GSM supplier and the world leader in GSM-R. The global strength of our company is also reflected in our strengthened Management Board. With the addition of Michael Kleinhagauer, our management team is now complete. With his comprehensive international industry sector experience, Kleinhagauer will support and move the company forward on its growth trajectory", said Kari ,Kapsch, Kapsch CarrierCom’s CEO.
Prior to joining Kapsch CarrierCom, Kleinhagauer was the Country Director of Nokia Siemens Networks in Switzerland where he successfully managed the merger of the Nokia Net and Siemens Com business units. Since NSN’s creation in April 2007, Kleinhagauer also led the service department for Central and Eastern Europe. Most recently he was responsible for the direction of Customer Service in West South Europe as Head of NSN’s Transformation Office. Prior to Nokia Siemens Networks, Kleinhagauer held various management positions at Siemens Schweiz AG from 1997 to 2007. Before moving to Switzerland, Kleinhagauer worked on a variety of projects in Latin America and Asia on behalf of Siemens AG Munich. Michael Kleinhagauer studied at the HTL Vienna engineering school and later completed a post-graduate degree in Business Studies with special focus on Service Marketing at the College of Engineering and Architecture in Bern.
Michael Kleinhagauer is married and has one daughter. In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his family and travelling to Latin America. He also supports the SOS Children's village in Honduras.
Kapsch CarrierCom is a global manufacturer and independent system integrator of telecommunication solutions for railway operators and providers of access, core and transmission networks. In seven R&D centers in Europe and Asia, Kapsch CarrierCom develops applications and services for next generation networks and innovative OSS/BSS solutions. In addition, Kapsch CarrierCom provides an end-to-end service spectrum, which ranges from consulting, designing, installing and integrating, to maintaining, operating and supporting entire networks.
With 70,000 track-kilometers covered by GSM-R, Kapsch CarrierCom is an internationally recognized specialist and partner for railway operators such as the French railway RFF, the German railway DB and Network Rail in the United Kingdom. In the public operator segment, Kapsch CarrierCom’s customers include service providers such as the companies of the Telekom Austria Group, eircom in Ireland and Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan. Kapsch CarrierCom is part of the Kapsch Group and has its headquarters in Vienna.
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