SYSGO appoints Franz Walkembach as VP Marketing

Mainz, Germany SYSGO is announcing the nomination of Franz Walkembach as Vice President Marketing & Product Strategy to leverage its significant growth in safety critical and high security applications. As experienced embedded software expert Franz will lead the worldwide marketing activities.

Franz brings twenty five years of experience in embedded systems development, both in automotive infotainment/Telematic as well as for consumer products. Prior to SYSGO he worked at Wind River, where he defined product/solutions offering, identified customer needs and ensured revenue/profit for the automotive product segment. Franz holds a Dipl. Ing. Degree in Mechatronics and is active in different industry consortia.

"We are glad to welcome Franz Walkembach on board of SYSGO”, said Knut Degen, CEO of SYSGO. “With his long experience in the embedded market Franz will push the marketing strategy of the company. Furthermore he is responsible for the creation and management of the high-level product life cycle to help achieving our business goals.”


Since 1991, SYSGO provides operating systems and services for embedded systems. In the late 90’s, SYSGO pioneered the use of Linux in the embedded market with the ELinOS distribution. For safety and security critical devices, SYSGO offers PikeOS, the world’s first

SIL 4 certified hypervisor for multi-core processors, which builds the foundation for smart devices in the Internet-of-Things. With its product portfolio, SYSGO is the leading non-US RTOS-supplier with customers like Samsung, Airbus, Continental and many more. SYSGO is part of the Thales Group and maintains a global distribution network and supports its customers in formal certification according to international safety and security standards.