torsten trapp + thomas hinninger

the view from outside with the experience from inside

” Sparring partner for medium-sized companies to reach medium- and long-term success

We know both sides. We managed ourselves from medium- into leading positions and know that trust, expertise and experience are the essential building blocks in a partnership

With our ‘4 Critical Success Factors’ we reflect basic principles while providing individually tailored consultations.

In this way we can shape your company’s development in a well-founded manner and enable you to reach the next level “

torsten trapp

torsten trapp

founder & managing partner


Customer’s voice:

“Beside his outstanding technical understanding and very good market knowledge, Torsten Trapp is a trustworthy supporter of all aspects for complex projects and a strong contributor to achieving the final goal.” 

Torsten Trapp is one of the founders and managing partners of trapp hinninger + partner.

He has been working in leading positions in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) for more than 25 years.

During this time, Mr. Trapp held the regional responsibilities for BeNeLux, Nordics, DACH and Eastern Europe incl. Russia.

In Germany, as an active participant in the harmonization of the telecommunications market, he was able to acquire and retain most of carriers and service providers as customers.

Mr. Trapp successfully completed his studies in communications engineering as Diplom-Ingenieur der Elektrotechnik at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt and completed his studies in economics as Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur (MBA) at the University of Applied Sciences Nürtingen.

Selected references in sales and interim management

Sales Director Dach + EE at Transmode Systems with focus on the telecommunication market; developed a new brand into a market leader for optical transport solutions. (€20Mio)

Interims Sales Director for different vendors in Germany and DACH.

sales structures

interim management

corporate -ICT


-Industry Expertise

thomas hinninger

thomas hinninger



Customer’s voice:

“I was convinced by the way he showed us how innovation management and the requirements for digitalization will be key elements to add to our company’s foundation.”

Thomas Hinninger is one of the founders of ‘trapp hinninger + partner’.

Before that, Mr. Hinninger held the position of Managing Director of a 100-employee medium-sized service company developing major projects in the field of IND4.0 (such as digital twins, 3d simulation, AR – and VR models – cloud-based software asset management (€14Mio).

For more than 10 years Mr. Hinninger held the position of Vice President in a global stock-based company. Always in the M&A sphere and in both the acquisition and in post-merger integration phases in different locations including the Netherlands and Australia.

For more than 6 years Mr. Hinninger held the position of Managing Director of a global stock-based American/Japanese company for their DACH region. Driving post-merger integration with focus on sales of complex products and solutions in the field of industrial automation. (€22Mio)

Mr. Hinninger started his career as a project engineer with Siemens in Frankfurt a. M. and later in a similar position at ABB in Mannheim. During his tenure with ABB, Mr. Hinninger moved into the position of Head of Engineering.

For the past 15 years, Mr. Hinninger drove innovation and new technologies wtihin the companies he worked for, often by integrating government-funded projects with a consortium of associated partner companies and universities.

Selected references in M&A and interim management

MD – DACH Region post-merger integration of a legal entities and distribution network into a large American stock-based company – with focus on SaaS, vertical software sales approaches, establishment of solutions and services business. (€22Mio)

General Manager & Vice President – Europe & Middle East region post-merger integration into a French stock-based global Company – focus to retain a strong distribution network to be managed in country-based organization (€32Mio).

CEO & Vice President – global region post-merger integration – with focus on becoming a global business unit for software product development, product marketing & solution support & L3/L4. – web technologies, IIot, connectivity (€65Mio)


interim management



– digitization

– structure

– change