Bregenz/Zurich, 19 April 2018 – Thomas Bachhofner is the new operative Managing Director of the Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group (RSRG). From August 2018, the 48 year-old CEO will strengthen the top management of the Swiss/Austrian railway technology company. Bachhofner joins us from Andritz AG, where in recent years he worked as Senior Vice President in leading management functions.
In his last position, Bachhofner, who worked at Andritz AG for about 20 years, was responsible for the strategic "Andritz Separation" business field, with a turnover of EUR 450 million and 1,800 members of staff. In this function, the mechanical engineer was in charge of tailor-made mechanical engineering solutions for filter technology in mining, environmental technology, the chemical industry and the food industry. At the RSRG his main focus will be on strengthening the competitive range of services provided by the railway engineering contractor in its home markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as in Australia, Canada and Great Britain by activating synergies.
"This appointment for us is the logical next step in our development to become the leading technology company in railway infrastructure", says Hubert Rhomberg, owner and recent CEO of the Group. "With his many years of experience and proven management competence, he brings exactly the right tools to the table to support our company during the next development phase." Konrad Schnyder, also owner and President of the Owner Board of the Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group, adds: "As a family-owned company, a solid base and long-term perspective is very important to us. With Thomas Bachhofner we have the right man to enable us in future, as a Group, to provide all services relating to railway infrastructure from one provider in an even more efficient way." In future, the two owners want to concentrate on the strategic expansion of their group of companies. Thomas Bachhofner returns the praise: "I thank the two owner families, Schnyder and Rhomberg, for the trust they have shown in me, and look forward to the challenge, the coming tasks, and will repay this trust with good results."