Rohde & Schwarz Appoints Bausback President/CEO
SCOTT BAUSBACK has been named President and CEO of Rohde & Schwarz, Inc. He succeeds WOLFGANG SCHMITTSEIFER, who served as CEO since June 2003. Schmittseifer will return to the company's corporate headquarters in Munich to take on new REYNARD CROWLEY responsibilities at a global level. Bausback has served as Chief Operating Officer of the company since December 2009. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the test and measurement industry to this position. According to Bausback, "Rohde & Schwarz has emerged from the economic crisis in a very strong position. The investment in new products and R&D puts us in a strong position to maintain the momentum and I'm looking forward to working with a great team to focus on our strengths and continue our sustained growth."
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