Thorsten Sprenger named new General Manager at GERSYS - Heinz Bähr to leave the rail technology company at his own initiative

A change in the top management at GERSYS GmbH: Thorsten Sprenger will take over as General Manager at the HÜBNER Group subsidiary, which develops and manufactures instrumentation for the driver's cab of rail vehicles and other vehicles.

Thorsten Sprenger, General Manager GERSYS GmbH. Photo: HÜBNER Group / Heiko Meyer

Thorsten Sprenger kept close track of GERSYS in his previous position

“We are very pleased to have been able to recruit Thorsten Sprenger for the General Manager position at GERSYS GmbH,” comments Kai Mentel, Managing Director of the HÜBNER Group. “In his previous business development role for the HÜBNER business divisions Mobility Rail and Mobility Road, he has been able to get deep insights into how business is developing at GERSYS. Thanks to his many years of experience in a range of business areas at HÜBNER, Thorsten Sprenger is also very well acquainted with the HÜBNER Group as a whole.”

Thorsten Sprenger has a degree in mechanical engineering and has been working for the HÜBNER Group since 2005. Prior to his current position in business development for the Mobility Rail and Road divisions, the 54-year-old manager was head of the Terahertz Technology & Photonics (TTP) area in the HÜBNER Photonics division, which he built up in the manner of a start-up. 


Successful development thanks to a strong team

“I find GERSYS’s development in recent years thanks to the strong performance of its team very impressive – and this despite the challenges of a market situation that has been shaped by the fallout of the corona pandemic and the war in Ukraine,” says Thorsten Sprenger. “I’m pleased that the Managing Directors and owner of the HÜBNER Group have placed their trust in me and given me the opportunity to take on this new and very interesting assignment.”

He is succeeding Heinz Bähr in this role, who has worked for GERSYS since November 2020 and is leaving the company at his own initiative to take on a new professional challenge. “Many thanks to Heinz Bähr who has made a very important contribution to the positive and successful development of GERSYS. We wish him every success in his upcoming professional activities and all the best in his personal life,” emphasizes Managing Director Kai Mentel.



As a leading provider of instrumentation in the driver's cab of rail and special vehicles, GERSYS develops and manufactures highly reliable on-board electronics such as graphic displays (HMI/IDU/MMI). The GERSYS product range includes vehicle computers, display systems and driver assistance systems that are based on the railway standards EN50155 and EN45545. These systems are known for their high quality and long product life cycles.

GERSYS GmbH has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the HÜBNER Group since 2019. Founded in 2001, GERSYS has its headquarters in Wolfratshausen, Germany, and has approximately 45 employees.