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Mike Niebling will become Managing Director Škoda Transportation Deutschland

Early June, Mike Niebling Senior Vice President Global Sales of Škoda Transportation Group will succeed Daniel Dietmar Schambach, who has been with the German branch of the Group since its founding in October 2013 and has decided to leave the group now, as Managing Director of Škoda Transportation Deutschland. This change affects only the Rolling Stock division of Škoda. The Bus division of Škoda is not affected and Tanya Altmann remains in her current position of Managing Director of Škoda Transportation Deutschland.

Mike Niebling has been with the Škoda Group since February this year as Senior Vice President Global Sales. He will remain in this position but will now in addition take over the position of one of the Managing Directors of Škoda Transportation Deutschland GmbH, responsible for the Rolling Stock division. Škoda has strong position on the German market with new trams. Up to 200 ForCity low-floor trams will operate in nine German cities, the longest of which will be over 60 metres long.

“We are very grateful to Daniel for his many years of work which have helped to make our Group one of the most successful tram manufacturers for the German market. I am confident that we will continue to develop markets in Western Europe and be successful not only with our trams but also with other modern vehicles,” says Mike Niebling.

“I would like to thank Daniel for our great cooperation and wish him every success for the future. With Mike, we will continue our productive work in the rail and bus sector for Germany and of course continue to offer the best products and services for our customers,” says Tanya Altmann, Senior Vice President Bus Mobility Solutions in Škoda Group and Managing Director of Škoda Transportation Deutschland.

At Škoda Group, Mike Niebling is responsible for the global sales, where he will focus on rolling stock (trains, trams and metro) and now even more on western Europe. His extensive experience will play a key role in this, as he has been involved in the sale of these vehicles for more than 25 years. Mike Niebling studied mechanical engineering with a focus on rail vehicle technology at the Technical University of Dresden. Immediately after his studies he joined Bombardier Transportation where he worked for almost 29 years, mainly in senior management positions. He was responsible for sales of rolling stock, locomotives across Europe. In addition to established markets, he was also involved in expanding business opportunities into new markets.

Daniel Dietmar Schambach joined the Škoda Group as Director of Sales for the D/A/CH and BE/NE/LUX region in October 2013 and gradually worked his way up to the Managing Director of the German branch in addition. He has worked to create and lead a team of sales, project engineers, homologation and safety managers. He has been involved in contracts for both rail and urban transport. In this way, he provided commercial and project management for tram projects for Chemnitz, Schöneiche, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen, Bonn, Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg an der Havel and Cottbus.