Jens Thostrup (53) has joined the Secure Land Communications (SLC) business line at Airbus Defence and Space as the new Head of the Terminals Business and Indirect Sales. He replaces Pierre Lopez, who has left the company.
The Danish national has over 25 years of experience in wireless communications, as well as in developing new business areas within large companies and starting up and growing small and medium-sized companies. He has been focused on the private mobile radio business since 2003, when he began working for Sepura, devising strategies for the migration from analogue to digital systems, putting forward award-winning business propositions and selling over one million Tetra radios.
At Airbus Defence and Space, Jens Thostrup will focus on developing the Tetrapol, Tetra and LTE terminal product portfolio in order to meet the ever increasing demands of professional users. This will enable him to further boost the strong international presence of Airbus Defence and Space’s terminal business, on the basis of a worldwide network of highly professional value-added resellers (VAR).
Jens Thostrup says: “I am delighted to join Secure Land Communications at Airbus Defence and Space at a very exciting time in the business. The company already has strong, reputable products and partners, but we will be looking to further enhance our offering and strengthen our customer relationships together with in-country partners.”
Nicole Lecca, Head of Secure Land Communications, says: “With his long-standing experience in the terminals business, Jens will pay close attention to the product portfolio, particularly to customer satisfaction. I am delighted that Jens is joining SLC at this point in time, as he will be able to build on the business position that his predecessor Pierre Lopez achieved in recent years.”
Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.