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We have built a reputation for quality and innovation. This requires a unique set of people driving our superior technology combined with customer-centric thinking and dedicated processes. Get to know them.

Dirk Czepluch

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Managing Director ipoque GmbH

Dirk Czepluch is CEO at ipoque, a Rohde & Schwarz company. In his position, he develops and executes the company’s business strategy. He ensures that the company is constantly moving towards fulfilling its short-term and long-term objectives and has a strong focus on the development in the fields of research & development, product management and quality assurance.

Prior to joining ipoque in 2013, Dirk worked as an engineer and project supervisor at Rohde & Schwarz, Munich, where he was in charge of several product lines. Dirk has published several research papers on the topics of tracking systems, antenna arrays and the general improvement of radiolocation systems.

Sebastian Müller

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Head of Sales

As Head of Sales, Sebastian Müller manages the Sales team providing leadership and supporting the team during complex sales cycles. In his role, he develops and ensures the attainment of new sales/revenue and margin growth which contribute to the company s bottom line. Prior to that, he held several other strategic positions at Rohde & Schwarz including Business Development Manager and Product Manager. He can look back to 8 years of experience at Rohde & Schwarz, which provides him with a deep insight into what the market requires and what customers need.

John Bonzey

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Sales Manager Americas

John Bonzey is responsible for the American Market, which he successfully opened for all ipoque products since joining Rohde & Schwarz back in 2013. John has a strong history in selling both software and hardware system solutions to the Network Operators, Enterprise and OEM market segments. With his 25+ years of experience he has achieved high revenue and account growth for high-tech companies such as Spirent Communications, Tektronix, Tollgrade Communications and others.

John Hallett

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Sales Manager EMEA

John Hallett is responsible for the EMEA Market, where he has both successfully developed existing business whilst opening new areas for all ipoque products since joining Rohde & Schwarz back in 2013. With his 19+ years of experience in sales as Account Director & Senior Account Director he has been responsible for growth strategies and engagement approaches within key UK National and Global blue chip client accounts. During this time John has gained a strong history in selling both complex software and hardware system solutions to the Network Operators, Enterprise and OEM market segments such as Barracuda, DXC (Computer Sciences Corporation), Bombardier Transport, National Health Service (UK), National Grid among others.

Stephan Klokow

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Director DPI

Stephan Klokow brings more than twelve years’ of leadership experience in the energy industry with focus on IT, Product and Software Development and Operations. He currently serves as Director DPI leading all aspects of our core product R&S®PACE 2. Before joining Rohde & Schwarz he worked on national and international projects being responsible for the further development of digital products focussing on Smart Home and IoT. He has as well extensive experience in product and service development of powerful and high-available IT systems for industrial customers in the electricity, gas and non-commodity sectors. Stephan helds a degree in Computer Science.

Irina Palade

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Product Manager Probe

Irina Palade is the Product Manager for the Traffic Analytics product line at Rohde & Schwarz. Irina is responsible for the definition and implementation of product strategies from the concept phase to end-of- life. With her deep knowledge of data analytics, data visualization, reporting platforms, and Big Data architectures, she is in charge of spotting trends as well as new product requirements and product enhancements for the Traffic Analytics suite. Irina has more than 8 years of experience in product management and holds a master’s degree in Telecommunication Networking.

Dirk Czepluch

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Managing Director ipoque GmbH

Dirk Czepluch is CEO at ipoque, a Rohde & Schwarz company. In his position, he develops and executes the company’s business strategy. He ensures that the company is constantly moving towards fulfilling its short-term and long-term objectives and has a strong focus on the development in the fields of research & development, product management and quality assurance.

Prior to joining ipoque in 2013, Dirk worked as an engineer and project supervisor at Rohde & Schwarz, Munich, where he was in charge of several product lines. Dirk has published several research papers on the topics of tracking systems, antenna arrays and the general improvement of radiolocation systems.

Heike Masurek

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Director Marketing & Information Development

Heike Masurek brings 13 years of experience in B2B and B2C Marketing, mostly in the technology andconsumer goods industry. Prior to joining Rohde & Schwarz, she held several marketing roles, includingDirector of Marketing at VivoSensMedical and Hanwah Q CELLS. Heike has several years of work experience in marketing communications, advertising, brand management and product marketing and has successfully managed brands at all stages; from infancy to maturity in both monopolistic and highly competitive environments. She began her career as a marketing and communication consultant at Publicis Group - one of the largest marketing and communications companies in the world. Heike holds aMaster’s degree in Media and Communication.

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Sebastian Langwald

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Recruiting Manager

As Recruiting Manager at ipoque GmbH, Sebastian is responsible for the entire applicant management, from the creation of the job advertisement to the signing of the contract. His tasks include the direct approach on popular social media platforms, the conduct of interviews, trial days, assessment centers, as well as the selection of suitable applicants based on the required qualifications. His mission is to build up a talent pool of highly skilled and motivated people to continue our reputation for quality and innovation. Contact him for any questions regarding open positions and career opportunities at ipoque.