Thomas Hartinger is the expert on “bits and bytes” at Rosenbauer. As the Director of Telematics and Information Management, 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.”
Daniel Hofstätter’s professional world revolves around big things: complex industrial and special firefighting vehicles in different categories, from CBS tank fire fighting vehicles to rescue vehicles. As a Product Manager, he is fully responsible for these product groups
Professionally, Michael Kaiser is at home at airports around the world. As a Product Manager for the PANTHER and Escape Stair airport vehicles, he is all ears for airport fire departments, in order to ensure that their requirements are included in the (further) development of Rosenbauer vehicles.
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.
Harald MuckenhuberProduct Manager Stationary fire protection
Harald Muckenhuber is faster than fire. As a Product Manager for preventative fire protection, he deals with turnkey Special Extinguishing Systems, which identify fires by means of integrated measuring and fire detection systems at the point of origin and literally nip the resulting fire in the bud with highly efficient firefighting equipment.
Oliver North has been Rosenbauer’s UK Ambassador since 2007, and since 2014, General Manager of Rosenbauer UK. Leading an accomplished team of over 20 people from a new state-of-the-art UK Headquarters, Oliver North oversees all aspects of Rosenbauer’s UK success, particularly in Aerials, Panthers, Helmets and Thermal Imaging Cameras.
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.
Bernhard StadlerProduct Manager Municipal Vehicles
Bernhard Stadler can help with questions about the “smaller” vehicles from Rosenbauer (CL, ET, AT). As a Product Manager for municipal firefighting vehicles, he takes care of everything from “family planning” to “rebirth” and, therefore, of course, knows the names and birthdays of all of his “children”!
Stefan Wagner Sales Fire Fighting & Body Components
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.
Ensuring operational readiness in order to save lives, that’s his motivation! Whether in Australia, Russia, South Africa or Chile – as head trainer Markus Zellinger trains fire departments all over the world with his team and has already played host to nearly the whole world in the process.