BARIX RESHUFFLES TEAM OF EXECS
Barix’s founder Johannes Rietschel has returned to the company as CTO — a move that accompanied several other executive-level changes as Barix prepares to introduce new product strategies and innovations to its markets.
Rietschel has appointed Ivo Killer as Barix CEO. Ivo also serves as COO of Barix’s sister company, Qibixx. “Ivo has clearly demonstrated his strength in managing people and organisations, which dates to executive HR positions in the Financial Services space as well as in the Telecom industry, since coming to Qibixx,” said Rietschel, who also serves as Qibixx CEO. “These strengths and his early success at Qibixx prove that he has the vision to lead and continue moving Barix forward.”
While Barix will continue to focus on its core markets, Rietschel and Killer’s leadership positions at both companies will play a role in reshaping operations and product development. Barix recently closed its German office and moved its customer support, engineering and inside sales staff to Zurich. These resources will work closely with existing Qibixx teams on business and product development initiatives moving forward.
Rounding out the executive level changes is the appointment of Joan Parilla as VP Engineering. Parilla has served as Product Manager for SoundScape since its initial development and launch in 2013. Additionally, Reto Brader, who joined Barix in 2015 as VP Sales, has been promoted to VP Sales & Marketing. Departing CEO Frank Frederikse left Barix at the end of August.
“We thank Frank for his years of excellent service and wish him well in his future endeavours,” said Rietschel. “I’m excited to return to Barix, working closely with the greater executive team and the growing Barix staff to bring new and exciting innovations to market, and better serve our global systems integration, end user and OEM customer base.”