(l-r) – Magna Systems and Engineering COO Matthew Clemesha, Executive Chairman Robert Clemesha, CEO Heinz Herrmann and Director of Marketing David Clemesha.

Magna Systems and Engineering has appointed Dr. Heinz Herrmann as the company’s Group CEO.

Herrmann brings significant broadcast, telecoms and convergence savvy to the role, with previous experience at SingTel Optus, Telecom NZ and Siemens.

He will report to Magna Systems Executive Chairman Robert Clemesha, who said, “Heinz’s appointment is a real coup for Magna Systems and Engineering. As the broadcast and telecoms worlds converge, there are not many CEOs with experience in both industries and a track record in strategy as well as execution. I’m delighted to say that Heinz is one of that rare breed.”

The new appointment bolsters the group's continued growth in the broadcast, telecommunications, government and emergency services industries across the Asia Pacific region.

Started in 1968, Magna Systems began in the early days of television in Australia, bringing together high-level expertise from senior engineering professionals. 

The company supplies individual products to plug into existing systems from a prestige range of over 30 brands, and operates in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia.

The operational remit of Magna Systems extends to broadcasting, telecommunications, satellite earth stations, post-production facilities and station automation. 

It also provides complete service support for all hardware and software products supplied either as one-off or complete turnkey systems.

“Magna Systems has had customers in broadcasting for nearly 50 years and over a 25 years in the telco industry as a provider of microwave technology, playout centres, networks, satellite earth stations, managed turnkey solutions and more", Herrmann said. 

"The convergence of industries has changed what makes our customers successful. Magna’s agility to change with their customers has been a key factor in keeping them at the forefront of technology. I am humbled by the opportunity to lead Magna, building on this ethos and further expanding our solutions capabilities across Asia Pacific.”

Clemesha will continue to oversee the group’s strategic direction. “We need an energetic, experienced leader like Heinz to maintain high customer satisfaction while we’re expanding regionally and broadening our solutions capabilities", he commented. "His understanding of our key converging industries will shape our strategy and his track record in execution will drive the company forward across Asia Pac.”

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