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Vardis Supports Apcoa Parking and Centerbridge

Vardis is proud to support Apcoa Parking in its appointment of Erik Brenneis as an Independent Non-Executive Director


Erik Brenneis is the Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Global Enterprise and an Independent Director for Apcoa Parking.

Erik leads Vodafone Global Enterprise, a business unit accountable for Vodafone's largest global corporate customers. He defines the strategy and operational execution for Vodafone's relationship with multinational corporate customers.

Since starting at Vodafone in October 2009, Erik has helped to drive Vodafone’s position in the IoT market. Having held a range of senior management positions with industrial market leaders, he has a wealth of sales and management experience.

Before Vodafone, Erik held a range of senior management positions within Siemens and Cinterion Wireless Modules. Working as Head of Sales for Siemens Wireless Modules, he developed his awareness of IoT hardware and the industry sector. Prior to this, Erik worked at Landis+Gyr, Switzerland as Vice President of Sales, where he grew his knowledge of the utilities industry and enhanced his understanding of energy and power control systems.

Erik holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and a bachelor’s degree in business studies. In addition to his native German language, Erik is fluent in English and French.

APCOA PARKING is the leading European parking facility operator and, as a service provider, offers the complete parking package of services for proprietors. The APCOA PARKING group currently manages around 1,4 million parking spaces at over 8.500 locations in 12 countries. The European headquarters are located at Stuttgart airport. Products for our clients are Parking Management, Taxi Management, Shuttle Management, Enforcement, Consultancy, Valet Parking, E-Solutions, Advertisement, Debt Collecting, 24/7-Support, Security and Cooperations within the market segments of airport parking, city centre parking, fairs&event, shopping centers, Park&Ride stations, hotel, hospital and on-street-parking.

Centerbridge, a multi-strategy private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts and distressed securities with offices in New York and London, acquired Senvion, the €2bn revenue German offshore wind technology manufacturer early in 2015.

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