01-08-2019

New management team at PTV complete

Klaus Peter Lechner new CFO / Dr. Peter Overmann starts as Chief Technology Officer 1 August / New CEO to take up his role by February 2020

Karlsruhe, 1 August 2019. The new management team of PTV’s (PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG), Karlsruhe, is complete: On 1 September Klaus Peter Lechner will start as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Dr. Peter Overmann commences as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) today and also serves as interim CEO. The newly appointed CEO will start by 1 February 2020 and thus completes the PTV management team.

Lechner looks back on two decades as CFO and managing director of various companies. With a degree from Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Management Koblenz (“WHU”) he joined the Mannesmann group and built one of the first fully integrated European telecommunications providers in Austria serving as its CFO. Following stages at Deutsche Telekom and British Telecom respectively he became member of the executive board of Navigon AG. In his most recent role Lechner served as executive board member of adviqo AG, a Berlin based provider of consultancy services.

Philipp von Hagen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PTV: “The appointment of the new management team on the basis of a thorough selection process has the primary objective of accelerating the growth of PTV in the areas of intelligent software solutions for connected cities and mobility. Being the world market leader in software for transportation logistics and traffic planning PTV is ideally positioned for this move.”

After serving PTV for 30 years Vincent Kobesen stepped down as CEO, leaving the company as of 31 July at his own request. Philipp von Hagen: “We thank Vincent Kobesen for his long standing commitment and accomplishments. During his tenure PTV has grown dynamically to become a global market leader.”

 

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PTV. The Mind of Movement

PTV Group considera el tráfico y la logística como un todo a fin de diseñar una movilidad preparada para el futuro. La empresa, galardonada como líder en el mercado mundial, desarrolla soluciones de software inteligentes para la logística de transporte, así como para la planificación y la gestión del tráfico. Esto contribuye a que las ciudades, empresas y personas ahorren tiempo y costes, a que las carreteras sean más seguras y a minimizar los efectos sobre el medioambiente. PTV emplea sus conocimientos especializados únicos en el mundo en todas las facetas de la movilidad para que las personas y mercancías lleguen a su destino a tiempo, con seguridad y de un modo respetuoso con los recursos.

Más de 2500 ciudades utilizan productos PTV. Los transportes de más de un millón de vehículos se planifican con el software PTV. El modelo de transporte europeo, que cubre la totalidad de los desplazamientos de personas y del tráfico de mercancías de Europa, se desarrolla con software PTV. Para ello trabajan con pasión más de 900 compañeros en todo el mundo elaborando soluciones potentes. La sede principal en el corazón de la región tecnológica de Karlsruhe es un centro de desarrollo e innovación. Desde aquí, PTV planifica y optimiza desde 1979 todo lo que mueve a las personas y mercancías.

La empresa alemana PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG forma parte de PTV Group. www.ptvgroup.com

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Klaus Lechner starts as Chief Financial Officer at PTV Group on 1 September.

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Dr. Peter Overmann joined the PTV Group as CTO on 1 August 2019.

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