The HMI and Panel PC specialist Garz & Fricke has expanded its management team with another core function. Kai Poggensee (40) took up the vacant position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Garz & Fricke Group on August 01, 2019.
He assumes responsibility for the technological focus of the embedded specialist headquartered in Hamburg. The position of the CTO was created as a result of the entry of AFINUM, a Munich based private equity investor.
During his studies Kai Poggensee started his own technical consulting in the field of development and IT. His next stop was Hamburg-based mid-sized company Avionic Design GmbH. Before moving into technical management there, he worked as a developer for many years, ranging from IT infrastructure to programmable logic design, electronics and PCB design to software projects.
Over the past five years, he has held various technical management and leadership positions with the French aviation and aerospace company Safran in Hamburg, where he has worked very successfully with multidisciplinary teams in a challenging market.
Kai Poggensee self stated goal is: "I would like to accompany the strategic orientation of the Garz & Fricke Group with regard to the technologies used and the structure of the engineering and product management so that we are a reliable partner for our customers in the long term and an attractive employer for our employees stay."
According to the motto "thinking tomorrow already today" he and his team wants to develop and implement the necessary strategies.