On August 1 Dr. Franz Gumpitsch starts as COO and branch manager of Plath AG in Bern
From August 1, 2022, Dr. Franz Gumpitsch, after 3 months part-time, is now working full-time as COO and branch manager of Plath AG in Bern. PLATH AG has been a member of the PLATH Group since 2006, a family-run, medium-sized group of companies with extensive market and technology expertise in data-driven crisis prevention with headquarters in Hamburg. The group of companies supplies the market with dedicated products, systems and services and is divided into five highly specialized business areas. This focus guarantees outstanding professional competence, a high degree of innovation and comprehensive knowledge of the industry.
As COO and branch manager, Franz Gumpitsch would like to drive the further growth of PLATH AG, maintain and expand strengths in areas of competence such as communication jamming and system integration and strengthen this important role within the PLATH Group.
Gumpitsch was previously head of the train control systems and GSM-R department at Schweizerische Bundesbahnen AG (SBB AG) in the passenger transport division, where he was also responsible for the establishment, management and further development of the department. A special focus was on the negotiation and standardization of various service level agreements with suppliers of SBB AG. He also introduced a portfolio management based on agile aspects for business management within his superior department vehicle and system engineering. Before that, he worked for PLATH AG for a year and a half as a project and business case manager and held various management positions in the Austrian Armed Forces from 2008 to the end of 2015.
Dr. Franz Gumpitsch: "As COO and branch manager of PLATH AG I’m looking forward to expand the excellent positioning of the company within the group and on the market, and see the company well suited to consistently continue the growth course it has taken."