27/02/2012

Höft & Wessel AG

Hoeft & Wessel appoints new Managing Director for Metric subsidiary

- Central control of UK business activities from Swindon

- Successful manager from the Company

Peter Aylward was appointed by the Hoeft & Wessel Group as Managing Director of the Metric subsidiary, headquartered in Swindon (United Kingdom). Accordingly, he will be responsible for the business activities of one of the world’s leading producers of car park terminals, reporting directly to the Board of Management.



In Peter Aylward, an experienced manager from the ranks of the Company is now at the helm. Since mid-2009, this 49-year-old IT specialist has succeeded in further developing the business activities for ticketing systems in Great Britain as General Manager of Almex UK. Under his stewardship, it was possible to penetrate the market for stationary ticketing systems and, ultimately, the market for state-of-the-art ticketing package solutions. As part of a large-scale order placed, for several months now Hoeft & Wessel has equipped the bus fleet of the FirstGroup, the largest private bus operator in the United Kingdom, with an NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled e-Ticketing system.



Aylward was born in Great Britain and lives near Swindon. In his career lasting over 30 years, he has acquired extensive experience in management of IT companies in the United Kingdom and Germany. For instance, he was Managing Director of RedDot, a leading provider of enterprise content management software.



In addition to the parking division, Peter Aylward also remains responsible for all business activities for Almex ticketing systems in Great Britain. This will help to lay the foundations for further extension of the business with car park terminals, ticketing systems and mobile terminals in a central region for Hoeft & Wessel.



The new CEO, Michael Hoeft, is delighted with this new management solution, saying: “In Peter Aylward, we now have an experienced manager in Swindon, who is in control of all business activities of the Hoeft & Wessel Group on site in the UK. This generates many and various synergy effects. Just one example is the use of our nationwide service network in Great Britain both for car park terminals and ticketing systems.”