DAMM Cellular Systems has appointed Jens Thostrup as its new CEO, starting January 2019.

In a statement dated 5 December, the company said that Thostrup has a proven track record in senior management roles, most recently from Airbus in France where he was responsible for business development and channel management. He has more than 20 years of experience within critical radio communications, primarily within the PMR/LMR business, which includes a roughly one year stint at Hytera as its chief sales officer in Germany and nine years at Sepura as SVP – sales & marketing.

“Jens’ experience from companies such as Airbus and Sepura make him the ideal candidate for DAMM. Not only does he have solid industry knowledge, he also has many years of valuable senior management experience. We are confident that he will be a major asset to DAMM as the company continues to build its global presence. We look very much forward to getting Jens on board to ‘set the sails’ for navigating DAMM into the future,” said Hans Christian Jensen, chairman of the board.

Jens said: ”I look forward to working with DAMM, who I have been following closely over the past 15 years. I will take great pride in contributing to the company’s continued growth and success worldwide”.

Hans Damm, the company’s founder, will remain closely involved with the company on a daily basis as CTO, leading DAMM’s R&D department.

Kjeld Tage Pharao, who ceased to be DAMM’s CEO and chairman of the board in November said, in a LinkedIn post about his departure, that “Disagreeing on how – and how fast – to achieve the strategic objectives, leaves no other option [sic].

Author: Sam Fenwick