Product Development Manager TRAXX World and TRAXX2
Thomas Kleesattel has held various management positions at Bombardier Transportation (Switzerland) Ltd (and its predecessor companies) for over 20 years. Since November 2018, he is also a member of the Bombardier Switzerland Management Board and represents the Locomotives division.
Thomas Kleesattel began his professional career in 1983 as a construction fitter. In 1992 he started his career as a machine draughtsman in the railway business, initially taking over the personnel and technical management of a design group and continuously developing into a department head within the Commuter Vehicles division. From 2004, he was head of various engineering departments across different sites within the Locomotives division. In 2016, he took over as head of technical project management for TRAXX World and TRAXX2 at the Zurich and Mannheim sites. Thomas Kleesattel is also a certified international welding technologist and is thus responsible for welding technology at the Locomotives division in Zurich and for Service Switzerland.
Thomas Kleesattel is married and has two adult daughters. He is a passionate skier and transfers his enthusiasm to children and young people through the Swiss Federal "Youth and Sport" programme. In summer, he enjoys his free time hiking in the mountains and cycling.