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Elaine Baker is handing over her role as Managing Director of Frauscher UK Ltd to Melanie Gangl for personal reasons. For the past five years, she has established Frauscher UK as a successful supplier of train detection equipment and engineering support with a customer base across the entire network, and over 30 employees. During recent years, Frauscher UK has supplied over 6,000 detection points to the UK railway in many axle counting projects.
Melanie started her career within Frauscher 10 years ago, during her study at University of Applied Science in Upper Austria. She graduated with a Master of Science in Operations Management degree in 2012 and took over as Manager Process Management at Frauscher Austria.
In 2017, Melanie joined the management team of Frauscher India as Supply Chain Director. Two years later, in 2019, she became part of the Frauscher Group Management Team and successfully implemented the new strategy processes and lead digitalisation initiatives. In August 2019, she started in the UK as Director Business Operations.
In her new role as Managing Director, she will continue to drive forward the successful development and market position of Frauscher and its products in the field of Wheel Detection, Axle Counting, Diagnostic & Monitoring, while providing excellent customer service to the customers.
Michael Thiel, CEO Frauscher Sensor Technology, said: “It’s great to see how women can develop in leading positions at Frauscher. With her broad experience, Melanie will lead Frauscher UK in the right direction and continue the successful path by following in the footsteps of Elaine.”
This article first appeared on www.globalrailwayreview.com
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