Thomas Freitag appointed as new managing director at achelos

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Thomas Freitag appointed as new managing director at achelos

achelos managing director Thomas Freitag is keen to use the achelos team and agile processes to secure sustainable solutions in security-critical fields of application. (Photo: achelos GmbH)


Frank Stehling joins the Advisory Board at the Paderborn-based IT security company

Paderborn, January 17, 2020 – New managing director Thomas Freitag has now assumed management responsibility alongside Kathrin Asmuth at Paderborn-based company achelos GmbH. The company has established itself as a software development and consulting firm for IT security. Freitag thereby takes over from Frank Stehling, who had been managing director since mid-2015 but has now assumed a position on the achelos Advisory Board. Thomas Freitag will be represented with an achelos team at the OMNISECURE industry event in Berlin from January 20 to 22, 2020. achelos will showcase its innovative solutions at this trade conference, presenting an advice for enabling smart phones supporting electronic patient files.

"My objective is to sustainably establish achelos as a product and service provider in the areas of security, health, public, mobility and IoT," explains the new achelos managing director Thomas Freitag, adding that "IT security is in the DNA of our company, and we already took a key step at the end of last year with certification to both ISO 9001 and ISO 27001."

In his current role, the IT specialist uses his profound technological knowledge and drives forward consistent introduction of further agile processes and automations. 49-year old Freitag was one of achelos' very first employees. Over a period of ten years, he has played a key role in the expansion of achelos, most recently spending six years as Technical Director.

Thomas Freitag ranks among acknowledged experts in the German IT security sector and has been representing achelos for years in relevant workgroups and committees.

"I will continue to use my experience actively in projects to deliver sustainable benefits for our customers together with the achelos team. We come from the fields of software development and test management. This broad and profound knowledge makes us a prized contact among our business partners, particularly in the field of certification to important IT security standards and eSIM management," continues Freitag.

Prior to starting work at achelos, the graduate in electronic engineering worked as a manager in the Development department at Sagem Orga GmbH, today Idemia. Here, he held primary responsibility for the testing and approval process of the German electronic health card and was responsible for development of chip card operating systems such as Micardo, Tachograph and SECCOS.

When not at work, Thomas Freitag enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, who are all passionate about sport.


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