23.07.2010 | Austria

New management at S&T Austria GmbH

Eduard Bugelnig, Patrick Schnebel and Robert Latka take over management of the Austrian subsidiary of S&T

Shortly after his transition from the Supervisory Board to the head of S&T, CEO and company founder Thomas Streimelweger appointed the new country managers for the Austrian subsidiary. From 26 July, Eduard Bugelnig, Patrick Schnebel and Robert Latka, three top industry players, will take the helm of S&T Austria GmbH. S&T Austria has around 300 employees and serves renowned companies such as OMV, SPAR, Andritz, Novomatic, Porsche Österreich, Mondi, voestalpine, Energie AG and Red Bull as an integrated full-service IT provider with a focus on “Consulting. Integration. Outsourcing.” In 2009, S&T Austria generated sales of around EUR 84 million, or approximately one-fifth of the Group’s total revenue.

“In order to achieve the desired operative turnaround of the S&T Group as quickly as possible, we need to return to our former entrepreneurial drive,” commented Streimelweger. “The new Austrian team consists of excellent people with significant experience, representing the new dynamic. It is their task to make S&T Austria flexible, versatile and above all, customer-focused again. I am convinced that the new leading team will be able to effectively implement these goals. Our aim is the sustainable development of our business relationships with our current key accounts through ‘upselling’ – an intensification of our services in the high-value consulting division, long-term customer retention and growth in outsourcing and outtasking, respectively, as well as a strengthening of our service offer by utilizing our local presence in Eastern Europe and Asia. This should lead to a solid expansion of our order book, making the figures also reflect the long-term trust of our customers.”

The new Managing Director, Eduard Bugelnig (46), comes to S&T from Capgemini. Following his nine-year career with the company in various managerial positions, he was most recently CEO of the Outsourcing Services division in Central and Eastern Europe and at the same time served as a member of the German Country Board. Eduard Bugelnig, who studied business informatics at the Vienna University of Technology/University of Vienna, was also previousy employed at the Ernst & Young Group for twelve years, where his last position was as CEO of the Ernst & Young Consulting Group for Austria and Eastern Europe as well as member of the managing board of the Europatreuhand Ernst & Young Group. As a member of the management team he will primarily be responsible for Outsourcing, Managed Services and Infrastructure, and will act as head of sales.

Patrick Schnebel (41) has been on board at S&T Austria since April 2010 as head of Business Solutions. He previously held management positions at several IT companies, including Materna Information & Communications, BMC Software and SolveDirect. Following his studies in international business administration in Innsbruck and Helsinki, Patrick Schnebel began his career at IBM. He will concentrate on the areas of Consulting and Software Solutions (Business Solutions) as part of the management team.

Robert Latka (45), who holds a diploma in business administration from the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, has been Director of Finance and Administration at S&T Austria since 2008. Preceding this role, he held business administration positions at management level at various IT service providers, most recently serving for over ten years at T-Systems Austria and T-Systems International, respectively. During his studies, Robert Latka successfully acted as head of a publishing company. In the future, his focus at S&T will remain on Accounting, Controlling, internal IT Systems and Legal.

Damianos Soumelidis leaves S&T at his own wish to pursue his career as an independent entrepreneur. Thomas Streimelweger comments: “I regret the departure of Damianos Soumelidis, who has significantly contributed to the positive development of the services business of S&T in the past years”.

Caption: New dynamic team heads S&T Austria - Patrick Schnebel, Eduard Bugelnig and Robert Latka (f.l.t.r.)
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