Rohde & Schwarz Ups Scott Bausback To CEO

Rohde & Schwarz Inc. today announced that Scott Bausback will succeed Wolfgang Schmittseifer as the company’s president-CEO. Schmittseifer has served as CEO since June 2003 and will now return to the company’s corporate headquarters in Munich, Germany, to take on new responsibilities at a global level.

Bausback has been COO of the company since December 2009, reporting directly to Schmittseifer, and brings more than 25 years of experience in the test and measurement industry to the position. He held a variety of sales and marketing management positions during an18-year tenure at Tektronix Inc.

In 1998 he was named VP-GM of its communications business unit. In 2001 he joined LeCroy Corp. as EVP-COO. He was COO at LeCroy from 2001 to 2007, followed by a series of T&M industry management consulting assignments.

Bausback said, “Rohde & Schwarz has emerged from the economic crisis in a very strong position. The investment in new products and R&D puts us in a strong position to maintain the momentum and I’m looking forward to working with a great team to focus on our strengths and continue our sustained growth.

Bausback holds a B.S. from Rutgers College of Engineering, from which he graduated cum laude.

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