June 8, 2018

RFS Appoints Konrad Schütte As Vice President of Transformation and Strategy

Entrepreneurial executive and accomplished telecom leader joins RFS executive team


Munich, Germany, June 8, 2018 – Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of total-package solutions for wireless and broadcast infrastructure, today announced that Konrad Schütte has joined RFS as Vice President of Transformation and Strategy. Konrad reports to RFS President and CEO, Herbert Merz, and will join the RFS executive team. He is responsible for all areas related to transformation and strategy within RFS.

 Extensive leadership skills, proven business acumen

Konrad brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his role at RFS. During the course of his career, Konrad has successfully led company-wide strategic transformation programs, developed company strategies, managed mergers and acquisitions, and optimized processes and value chains at major telecom companies. He has delivered significant results by quickly integrating companies and transforming their operations for increased business success. He has also successfully developed high-performance, multifunctional teams that work effectively across boundaries and is known for inspiring the dedication, hard work and positive attitude needed to achieve and exceed business targets.

“Building the RFS executive team to deliver on our vision”

“We are delighted that Konrad Schütte has joined RFS and the executive team,” said Herbert Merz. “His experience, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial drive will be key assets as we continue to transform our company and revitalize RFS to better serve our customers. With Konrad’s unique ability to bring people together and galvanize them around common objectives, we are in the best possible position to deliver on our vision for wireless network evolution and help our customers make the most of every opportunity.” 

An impressive history of business successes

Prior to joining RFS, Konrad held senior positions at Coriant, including Executive VP for People and Business Management, overseeing the global human resources, IT, real estate, and internal change and communications business support functions. He was also Senior VP of Strategy and Transformation at Coriant, leading the smooth integration of Sycamore Networks and the merger with Tellabs.

Konrad has also held senior business development, strategy and operational management positions at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and was a member of the executive team at NSN. Prior to NSN, Konrad held various senior management positions at Siemens, where he supervised international project teams and developed new management strategies. 

He holds a Masters of Computer Science from Paderborn University in Germany.

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About RFS
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure. 
RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure. 

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