RAMLA, Israel and STUTTGART, Germany (PRWEB) February 03, 2021
GuardKnox, the automotive industry’s first Cybertech Tier supplier of high-performance computing solutions, announced today the appointment of Dr. Knut Sauer as GuardKnox’s EU Managing Director. With two decades of automotive, R&D, and engineering experience, Sauer will play a pivotal role in further developing and expanding GuardKnox’s presence in the European market.
“We are thrilled to welcome Knut to our team as we scale our operations in Europe and beyond,” said Moshe Shlisel, CEO and co-founder of GuardKnox. “Knut’s deep technical expertise, extensive regional knowledge, and experience in leading international business teams will be instrumental for us in executing operational strategies, building additional partnerships with OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and solidifying our role in the industry.”
Reporting directly to the CEO, Sauer will lead GuardKnox’s EU office located in Stuttgart, Germany. In his role, Sauer will oversee GuardKnox’s business relationships with partners, OEMs, and Tier 1 suppliers across the European automotive industry, as well as lead efforts to achieve significant revenue growth via major projects and the onboarding of new customers.
“I am delighted to join the GuardKnox team and lead its growth in the European market,” said Sauer. “As drivers demand a more immersive in-vehicle experience, GuardKnox has the solutions to make these visions a reality. I am eager to introduce the ingenuity of GuardKnox as a Cybertech Tier supplier to current and future business partners in Europe.”
Sauer joins GuardKnox from DXC Technology where he served as CTO and Global VP for automotive, travel, transport, and energy and was responsible for the company’s international rollout of key products and services. Prior to this, he held prominent international leadership roles in multiple transportation and mobility companies, including as Global VP and Chief Technologist at German multinational conglomerate company Siemens. Sauer holds a PhD in Engineering from Imperial College London.
Since the founding of the company in 2016, GuardKnox has grown rapidly, opening offices in Stuttgart, Germany and later in the Detroit area. As the first Cybertech tier supplier, GuardKnox continues to increase its next-gen E/E architecture product offerings and secured strategic partnerships to develop high-performance automotive platforms which has helped breed modernization across the industry. The company's patented software and hardware products empower OEMs, Tier-1 suppliers, and the aftermarket to deliver the next generation of secure, services-oriented, connected vehicles.
GuardKnox is the automotive industry's first Cybertech Tier supplier empowering OEMs, Tier-1 suppliers, and the aftermarket to deliver the next generation of software-defined and service-oriented vehicles. GuardKnox's flexible and scalable solutions allow for added connectivity, zonal E/E architecture, hosted applications, high-speed routing (including network recovery and service discovery functionalities), vehicle personalization, and security. The company's pioneering approach to automotive innovation is inspired by technology from the aviation industry, providing GuardKnox with the experience needed to develop secure, high-performance computing solutions using a patented Services-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Founded in 2016, GuardKnox is based in Israel, with subsidiary locations in Stuttgart, Germany, and Detroit, Michigan.
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