Joe Doering to become CEO of BTV Multimedia Group

The BTV Multimedia Group, a rapidly growing group of medium-sized companies in the broadband industry under the umbrella of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG), has appointed Joe Doering as its new CEO. At the same time, the group is accelerating its growth path with an expanded management team.

Joe Doering (51) brings 25 years of experience in telecommunications to BTV Multimedia, including operational roles at Siemens Fiber Optics in Berlin, Cupertino, and Malacca, as head of strategy and head of the technology office for Siemens’ fixed-line business, and as Managing Director for Nokia in Asia and Europe. Most recently, he served on the group management of the Kathrein Group and, as part of an Ericsson acquisition, was responsible for the global antenna business as Chief Markets Officer.

Joe Doering states: “Broadband expansion is a key issue for Europe’s future and competitiveness in a globalized and digital world economy. I am looking forward to the task of supporting our customers in Europe in the efficient and sustainable expansion of HFC and fiber optic networks, together with my colleagues." Doering adds: "The core of our work is the Europe-wide distribution of the expanded product and service portfolio of the BTV Multimedia Group and the continuation of the successful growth strategy of my predecessor Dr. Christoph Klein.”

The chairman of the group’s advisory board, Thomas Braun, welcomes Joe Doering: “Mr. Doering has successfully developed and implemented growth strategies. He knows the market and the technology and has developed businesses with his teams in a customer-oriented manner. In conjunction with the other appointments in the group management, we now have a complete, strong team and are ideally positioned for future challenges, tasks and developments.”

Ragnar Geerdts, Managing Director of DBAG, comments: “DBAG stands behind the Europe-wide growth strategy of the BTV Multimedia Group. The course for further growth of the group, organic and inorganic, has been set and will see further sales- and future-oriented momentum with the new management team.”

Doering is supported by an experienced and strong team: COO Tim Strube (44) has been managing director of the BTV Multimedia Group since its founding and has been active in the management of the subsidiaries for 20 years. Ludwig Modra (56) has been Managing Director of BTV Multimedia since 2020 and, as CTO, brings in many years of experience in several companies in the industry, most recently in the management of Tele Columbus. Christian Steer (52) has joined the management team of the group as CFO in February 2021. Steer will drive BTV Multimedia as a group operating across Europe with his expertise in the M&A area, previously demonstrated among others at AppelrathCüpper and the Storage24 Group, in the ambitious inorganic growth strategy.

Über BTV Multimedia Group

BTV Multimedia bundles the activities of well-known international manufacturers, distributors, and service providers in the broadband communications industry. These include ANEDiS, braun teleCom, DKT, Fionis, Holm, and Pott. This makes the group one of the few full-service providers on the market. BTV Multimedia is committed to supporting its customers throughout Europe in their broadband expansion course as a reliable and leading value-added supply partner with the best products and services in the industry.

Under the management of its subsidiary Pott Kabelservice, the group is currently upgrading about 117,000 residential units in Hamburg with a fiber optic connection in the largest coherent FTTH project of the German housing industry.

The group-wide FTTH product series WAVEPACE® was well received by the broadband market – products such as the MDU splice patch wall box were successful in establishing themselves as standard components at leading network providers within just a few months. WAVEPACE® was developed with installers and is optimized for fast and compact installations. Furthermore, WAVEPACE®, like the Group’s HFC portfolio, backs the network operators’ sustainability strategies for climate-neutral network operation.
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