Holger Schmidt to take over as Head of Technical Innovations at VTG

Effective May 1, 2023, Dr. Holger Schmidt will take over as Head of Technical Innovations at VTG. In this role, he will oversee the continuation and further development of innovation projects concerning modular freight wagon concepts, sensor technology and telematics on wagons as well as technical innovations for the New Energies department.

In his new role, he will report to Dr. Niko Davids, Head of Innovation at VTG. “In Holger Schmidt, we have been able to recruit an experienced industry expert,” Davids says. “We have already worked together very closely and constructively in the m² project, demonstrating together what a forward-looking rail freight transport system geared to customer needs can look like. So I’m all the more pleased to be welcoming him to VTG now.” 

Holger Schmidt, who holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering, has more than 25 years of professional experience in the transportation and rail freight sectors. After holding positions at Siemens and Alstom, Schmidt was most recently Director Technical Management Wagons at DB Cargo. In his new position as Head of Technical Innovations, Schmidt is succeeding Dr. Hanno Schell, who will be assuming new responsibilities within the company. 

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