When Thomas Hahn rolls up his sleeves, you know it’s time to protect human lives, production facilities and warehouses. The mission is clear: Using highly innovative extinguishing systems, fires already in formation need to be detected and automatically extinguished under the most difficult conditions, in tunnels, waste bunkers and power plants.
Thomas Hartinger is the expert on “bits and bytes” at Rosenbauer. As the Head of Digital Solutions, he is involved with the future software and hardware requirements of emergency response organizations. His creed: “Water will always be used to put out fires, but new technologies can help as well.”
Peter Hutterer is responsible for making Rosenbauer’s “little vehicles” (AT, ET, CL) fit for the big, wide world. To keep them “healthy” throughout the product lifecycle, he strategically brings them back on track and injects them with a bit of Rosenbauer’s mechatronics DNA.
Josef KernHead of Area North and Middle America
If you want to know something about America at Rosenbauer, “Mr. America” Josef Kern is your man. Even colleagues from Rosenbauer America get tips from him when they travel in the USA. With the help of the 900 employees in the USA and his support, Rosenbauer managed to become the #1 in the worldwide firefighting business, as every third vehicle is already manufactured to American standards.
Michael Kristeller is, so to speak, essentially a synonym for the Karlsruhe plant, whose tradition and success dates back to the founding of the company by fire brigade pioneer Carl Metz in 1842. Today’s Rosenbauer Karlsruhe GmbH & Co. KG, of which the managing director is Michael Kristeller, is now the competence center of Rosenbauer for aerial rescue technology.
Sven Lindenfelser takes his job to new heights. As a product manager for aerial rescue vehicles, he advises fire departments worldwide on the choice of the right aerial rescue vehicle and ensures that the Rosenbauer aerial rescue vehicles are improved and further developed in coordination with the customer.
“Our jobs can save lives,” says Katharina Mitterndorfer. That’s why it’s all the more important to have the best people on board. As a member of the talent management team, she therefore devotes herself not only to the topic of employer branding, but also to personnel development – clearly in keeping with the saying “If you rest, you rust!”.
Marlene Pichler works with Rosenbauer Know-How, which is one component of the company. In her role as a knowledge manager, she needs the necessary perspective to identify and make complex knowledge areas more accessible. In addition, she keeps tabs on future mega- and firefighting trends, and also on their impact upon the world of firefighting.
Georg PilsnerInnovation Management & Trend Research
As an innovation manager and collector of ideas, Georg Pilsner has always listened to new product ideas from his colleagues. According to the motto “Every idea counts”, everyone in the company should have the opportunity to actively contribute to the next firefighting innovation.
Philipp Platzl Global Product Manager Airport Vehicles
The airport fire departments of this world are the focus of Philipp Platzl. As a global product manager for airport rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles, he deals intensively with the special customer requirements in order to continuously develop and improve PANTHER, escape stairs and co.
“A little experience never hurts,” is Herbert Poellinger’s motto. Since 1992, he has been getting to know the various departments at Rosenbauer at first hand, from development to design engineering and production, right through to sales, and has helped to shape them. After a stopover at Rosenbauer America in Minnesota, he is now responsible for Rosenbauer’s largest market in terms of area and population: the area Asia/Pacific.
At Rosenbauer Deutschland GmbH, Torsten Ritzmann is responsible for all sales activities in Germany, from the HEROS-smart to the PANTHER. As a long-standing fire chief of an association of municipalities’ fire department, he is very familiar with the issues firefighters are facing. His motto: “So far we have had every fire extinguished!”
Bernhard Stadler can help with questions about the “smaller” vehicles from Rosenbauer (CL, ET, AT). As a Product Manager for municipal firefighting vehicles, he took care of everything from “family planning” to “rebirth” and, therefore, of course, knows the names and birthdays of all of his “children”!
Clemens Stangl is a development engineer at the Rosenbauer E-Technology Development (RED) and is working on optimizing the fire engine of the future. The continual development of the Concept Fire Truck (CFT) into sophisticated production vehicles providing new firefighting solutions is what motivates him every day.
Marcel Streich is responsible for the product management of all vehicles at Rosenbauer Switzerland – from the crew transport vehicle to the AT and PANTHER, right through to the turntable ladders. But he feels particularly at home at high altitudes, and this not only in the mountains.
Professionally, Stefan Wagner concentrates on extinguishing systems and firefighting vehicle components. His daily challenges involve pumps, foam systems and water turrets as well as general firefighting equipment and their applications in a variety of vehicles, from airport and industrial vehicles to municipal firefighting vehicles.
In a manner of speaking Johannes Wampl is Rosenbauer’s in-house equipment manager. As an expert in the area of “Fire and Safety Equipment“ he travels the international fire department world, and assists fire departments with his specialist knowledge of firefighting helmets and power generators right through to thermal imaging cameras.
In Roland Weber’s professional life, everything revolves around fire! As Global Product Manager, he is responsible for all products that can be used to pump water, mix foam, and thus extinguish fires. This includes, among other things, portable pumps, centrifugal pumps, foam proportioning systems, compressed air foam systems and water monitors.
Markus Wieshofer’s engagement in firefighting is best described as a comprehensive inside attack. In his roles as the Managing Director of Rosenbauer Austria and former commander of a volunteer fire department, he embodies the Rosenbauer slogan “In Touch.”
Andreas Zeller made a name for himself as a “foam pro” during the first years of his career. He was never able to shake off these roots when working on industrial projects in Arabic an North African countries in later years. As Chief Sales Officer, he is responsible for sales and customer service worldwide.