Cassidian appoints Peter Gutsmiedl as first Head of Asia-pacific
Cassidian has appointed Peter Gutsmiedl as the company’s head of operations in AsiaPacific. Gutsmiedl takes up this newly created role in addition to his position as India CEO.
Gutsmiedl’s additional responsibility for the region reflects a realignment of Cassidian’s business structure. To better tap growth opportunities worldwide, Cassidian has reorganised its newly integrated Sales and International Operations Division along the lines of three major regions: Asia-Pacific, Americas and Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). As the in-charge of Asia Pacific, Gutsmiedl supports the recently appointed Cassidian Chief Sales Officer Christian Scherer.
“India plays a strategic role for us and continues to be the main focus in Asia”, explains Cassidian CEO Bernhard Gerwert. “In addition to further increasing our industrial footprint in India, we also plan to tap considerable growth potential in the wider region.”
Welcoming his new responsibility, Gutsmiedl said: “I am looking forward to expanding Cassidian’s Indian operations into a springboard for strong and sustained growth in Asia-Pacific. The capabilities at our Engineering Center in Bengaluru allow Cassidian to customize products from our global portfolio according to local requirements. This gives Cassidian a competitive advantage in India which we can also leverage to target other Asian markets with similar requirements.”
Besides combat aircraft opportunities, Cassidian sees potential especially in the areas of professional mobile radio, avionics for fighter aircraft and helicopters, radar/EW systems and border control systems and infrastructure in the region.