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Vienna: Vossloh Kiepe Ges.m.b.H. appoints Peter Pichler new CEO

Peter Pichler (54) takes over the position of CEO at Vossloh Kiepe Ges.m.b.H. as Huber Dlaska (65) retires in January 2012 in Austria

(PresseBox) (Düsseldorf, ) Peter Pichler, born in 1957 in Graz, attended the HTL Mödling (education in Engineering) in Austria and completed specialized training to obtain his degree in industrial engineering (Diplomwirtschaftsingenieur) in Germany. His professional career began as a design engineer for systems and components of civil and military aircraft in Germany. He went on to work in the US and Germany in the fields of development, project management, technology transfer, technical sales and marketing but also managed a mid-sized international enterprise in Hamburg.

Mr. Pichler has longstanding experience in management, international project operations and technical sales. For the last seven years he has successfully held the position of CEO at a mid-sized international group with approximately 200 employees in the field of industrial ventilation and environmental technology. The company's locations included Austria, Eastern Europe and the GUS countries.

Dr. Hubert Dlaska has been working for Vossloh Kiepe Ges.m.b.H since 2004 and has played a significant role in the contribution to the enterprise's successful expansion. This is especially valid in the fields of heating - air conditioning - ventilation. His contributions have made the enterprise one of the leading providers for HVAC systems in public transport vehicles.

Dr. Dlaska will remain active with Vossloh Transportation in a consulting position.

Kiepe Electric GmbH

Vossloh Kiepe Ges.m.b.H is a 100% subsidiary of Vossloh Kiepe GmbH in Düsseldorf. Being the leading provider of heating and air-conditioning systems for light-rail vehicles, Vossloh Kiepe (Vienna) focuses on customized and efficient solutions that meet the highest quality standards.

Vossloh Kiepe is renowned as a manufacturer of electric equipment for public transport vehicles. Apart from drive technology for trolley buses and trams used successfully around the world, they also supplement their portfolio with serial hybrid drive technology which makes public transport even more environmentally friendly.