New Managing Director appointed at FREQUENTIS Comsoft: Thomas Hoffmann succeeds Gerald Enzinger


After three years of development and expansion work at Frequentis Comsoft, a major software company in the Frequentis Group for air traffic management (ATM) and defence domains, Gerald Enzinger hands over the management agenda to former Austro Control Chief Operating Officer (COO), Thomas Hoffmann.

Thomas Hoffmann, an air traffic control professional with a broad background of experience will take over the leading position at Frequentis Comsoft in Karlsruhe, Germany. Thomas Hoffmann was initially an air traffic controller himself and later managed the Frankfurt tower branch of Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) as well as the control centres in Karlsruhe and Langen. Since January 2014 he has been COO of Operations and Technology for the Austrian air navigation service provider (ANSP), Austro Control, and responsible for more than 1,000 employees. In addition, Hoffmann, well networked in the air navigation services industry, has successfully served as board chairman of the COOPANS Alliance for the last three years – an international cooperation of ANSPs for the harmonisation and standardisation of European air navigation systems.

Founded in 2016, Frequentis Comsoft was formed from major assets of the former Comsoft GmbH in Karlsruhe and is today an important member of the Frequentis Group. The complementary Air Traffic Management product portfolio enabled Frequentis to achieve market leadership in Message Handling Systems (MHS) and AIM. The Frequentis Comsoft Surveillance Systems for both civilian and military ATM also represent a significant portfolio expansion.

“Frequentis Comsoft developed more than positively in its first three years and we would like to thank current Managing Director Gerald Enzinger for this progress and expansion work. He can now hand over a very well established business to his successor. We see Thomas Hoffmann as the ideal Managing Director for the further expansion of the Frequentis Group’s important future topics such as automation and surveillance”, says Frequentis CEO Norbert Haslacher.

Gerald Enzinger is moving back to Frequentis Headquarters in Vienna for private reasons. Together with Thomas Hoffmann, he will continue the management of Frequentis Comsoft until April 2019.

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