On Friday, Rackspace announced that it has appointed two new executives to its international team. Reinhard Waldinger has been promoted to Managing Director, International, and Alex Fuerst, Regional Leader for DACH.
The company says that the new appointments come as they are opening a new office in Munich that will help support the growth of its German-speaking customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Reinhard Waldinger has worked at Rackspace for over a decade and was previously the VP of Finance for Rackspace International.
In his new role, pertaining to the expansion, he will work with customers, partners and employees in the company’s international operations.
Waldinger said in a statement :
As we continue to expand into new regions, I look forward to using my experience of working at Rackspace for over a decade to drive the expansion and grow the business.
Fuerst joined Rackspace after a 15 year career in IT. He has worked at companies including Siemens AG, Motorola, Avaya and Acronis.
Fuerst said :
As well as the gradual expansion of the Munich office and its customer base, we’ll be focusing on growing our channel strategy with our industry partners.
There has been speculation that the company’s move is a result of the privatization of RackSpace earlier this year.