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TechnoTrend Görler changes name, names sales chief

Germany-based technology provider TechnoTrend Görler has changed its name to Kathrein TechnoTrend following its strategic reorientation as part of the Kathrein group, which began at the end of last year, and has named a new chief sales officer.

Kathrein TechnoTrend will position itself as specialist in partnerships with network operators and platform providers, providing receivers for cable, satellite and IPTV operators.

The company has also named Volker Belz as chief sales officer, completing the line-up of its management board. Belz was previously senior director of strategy, media politics and new business at the third largest German cable network operator, Tele Columbus.

Kathrein TechnoTrend will focus on providing hybrid system solutions for the operator market. This includes the development of its own high-performance receiver hardware and middleware solutions as well as the technical integration of suitable middleware from strong partners. In addition to central, eastern and southern Europe, its target markets are the Middle East, Latin America as well as new markets in North and South Africa.

“The new name of the TechnoTrend company under the umbrella brand of Kathrein highlights the growing significance of the operator business for the entire group,” said Frank Ullmann, managing director, Kathrein TechnoTrend. “The operator CPE market will now see enormously dynamic growth in the direction of hybrid and convergent devices. Kathrein TechnoTrend and its partners are well positioned to make an important contribution to this development and profit from the coming growth. The appointment of a new CSO who knows the strategic needs of the market and comes to us with an extensive network of international contacts is a further important step for the reorientation of our receiver business on the international operator market.”

Kathrein TechnoTrend will be exhibiting at ANGA COM on Stand B.19, Hall 10.2.