Messaging | 2020-01-23

Carsten Hofmann Becomes New Director for e-Message

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Previous director, Dr. Dietmar Gollnick, will now be leading the e-Message Group as CEO

In December 2019, Carsten Hofmann took over the management of e-Message Wireless Information Services (W.I.S.) Deutschland GmbH from Dr. Dietmar Gollnick, who is now the CEO of the entire e-Message Group. Dr. Dietmar Gollnick will also serve as President of the global Critical Messaging Association (CMA), which advocates secure messaging in critical situations. At the beginning of November 2019, Gollnick in Brussels was unanimously elected to succeed the long-time incumbent Derek Banner (Great Britain).

The Berlin-based mobile network operator e-Message maintains Europe's largest security radio network: a satellite-based radio network that is independent of public networks.

Carsten Hofmann has held various functions for the e-Message W.I.S. Deutschland GmbH operates. From 2000 to 2019, he was responsible for the areas of product planning, product development and marketing. The Berliner is a trained information electronics technician and started his career after completing his studies in communications engineering with the radio operator RegioKom (later Dolphin Telecom) with offices in Cologne, Paris and Basingstoke. There, Hofmann was responsible for network operations, network planning, the billing system and product management in various positions. Since 2005, Hofmann has been the managing director of the e-Message subsidiary e-Dispatch PMR GmbH, which operates a trunked radio network in the Berlin metropolitan area.

"With his wealth of experience in the field of professional mobile communication and his innovative strength in product development, Carsten Hofmann is the perfect candidate for the management of e-Message Germany"

says predecessor Dr. Dietmar Gollnick, now CEO of the e-Message Group and President of e-Message France.

"The takeover of operational management of e-Message Germany by Carsten Hofmann is a logical step. With him, the company is in the best hands. ”

Hofmann himself is looking forward to the new task: “We have big plans for the new decade, the requirements for safe fault and emergency communication are diverse. As an organization, e-Message is very well positioned for this. ”