Alexander Lewald named Chief Technology Officer of Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Kapsch TrafficCom has announced that Alexander Lewald, 51, will be joining the Management Board of Kapsch TrafficCom AG as Chief Technology Officer effective November 1, 2015. Alexander Lewald will be responsible for Technology and Engineering at the Austrian technology company headquartered in Vienna and boasting branch offices in 33 countries.
“In our management board Alexander Lewald will play a decisive role regarding the technological alignment to implement our strategy” explains Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom. “He offers both managerial responsibilities and the necessary technological expertise that we require. We expect to benefit in particular from his understanding of and involvement in the field of Intelligent Mobility Solutions, which is one of the core areas of our work here at Kapsch.” Alexander Lewald will be joining the Management Board of Kapsch TrafficCom AG along with Chief Executive Officer Georg Kapsch and Chief Operating Officer André F. Laux.
After earning a degree in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Alexander Lewald spent three years at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, or DLR) working at the DLR Institute of Robotics and System Dynamics. In connection with his activities at DLR, he earned his doctoral degree in the field of system dynamics for multi-axle robots. Alexander Lewald had the opportunity to learn more about this topic at the Engineering School of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California (USA). He has also gathered extensive experience in setting up new businesses, for instance at Kapp IT Ventures, Gilde IT Management, SAP, and Parametric Technology Corp. (PTC). Moreover, Alexander Lewald played a key role in realigning PTC to offer solutions for smart, connected products.