Managed cloud provider Rackspace announced 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 appointments come as Rackspace, which recently went private in a $4.3 billion buyout, is opening a new office in Munich that will help support the growth of its German-speaking customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Waldinger has worked at Rackspace for more than 10 years. Previously, Waldinger was VP of Finance for Rackspace International. In his new role he will work with customers, partners and employees in its international operations.
“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,” Waldinger said in a statement. “With more organisations now using multiple cloud providers, we are uniquely positioned with the technical expertise, business acumen and outstanding customer support to help these businesses succeed.”
Fuerst joins Rackspace after a 15 year career in IT. He has worked at companies including Siemens AG, Motorola, Avaya and Acronis.
“Having grown up around Bodensee — at the heart of the DACH region — I am excited to bring local knowledge to my new role at Rackspace,” Fuerst said. “Our goal is to become the largest Managed Cloud provider in Germany, Switzerland and Austria by leveraging our deep expertise in OpenStack, Azure and AWS. Whatever size a business is, they are in good hands at Rackspace and will receive high-quality, personal, anytime support. 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.”
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