Effective October 1, 2017, Mr. René Schumann assumed duties as Managing Director of HOCHTIEF ViCon. He succeeds Mr. Dirk Schaper, who will leave the company at his own request. We would like to thank Dirk Schaper for ten successful years in digital pioneering and wish him every success in his continuing career and all the best for his personal future.
“I am pleased, that we were able to fill the management position from our own ranks“, confirmed Dr. Hansgeorg Balthaus, the Managing Director of HOCHTIEF Engineering GmbH. “That measure ensures the continuity of our intended corporate policies and consistent market orientation.”
“I am convinced that the change creates an opportunity for HOCHTIEF ViCon and we will continue to promote the digitalization in the construction industry on national as well as international markets”, Mr. Schumann indicated.
Mr. Schumann started his career at HOCHTIEF in 1998 with a degree in Structural Engineering. He supported HOCHTIEF’s efforts to implement virtual construction techniques, which led to the establishment of HOCHTIEF ViCon in 2007. In 2009, ViCon founded a subsidiary in Qatar, where Mr. Schumann took on the responsibility of Managing Director. He led the team to a prominent position in the Middle East and continued his efforts on international markets in the position of International Operations Director.
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