"Heinz's appointment is a real coup for Magna Systems and Engineering," said executive chairman Robert Clemesha (pictured, second from left).
"As the broadcast and telecoms worlds converge, there are not many CEOs with experience in both industries and a track record in strategy as well as execution. I'm delighted to say that Heinz is one of that rare breed.
"We need an energetic, experienced leader like Heinz to maintain high customer satisfaction while we're expanding regionally and broadening our solutions capabilities.
Herrmann (pictured, second from right) previously held senior roles at companies including SingTel Optus, Telecom NZ and Siemens.
"Magna's agility to change with their customers has been a key factor in keeping them at the forefront of technology. I am humbled by the opportunity to lead Magna, building on this ethos and further expanding our solutions capabilities across Asia Pacific," said Herrmann.
(Also pictured: COO Matthew Clemesha, first from left; director of marketing David Clemesha, first from right.)