Profile Armin Höfner



Name:                                     Armin Höfner

Date of Birth               :           16.07.1962

Place of Birth  :                       Duchroth

 Residence place:                   55568 Staudernheim

Current Position:                   Operation Manager

Company:                              Global Switch FM GmbH

Place of Work:                       Frankfurt am Main

Level of education:                 Certification of Electrical engineering master technician                                                                                                                 

 Contact:                                  Armin Höfner

                                               Akazienweg 15

                                               55568 Staudernheim

                                               +49 173-3255591




Professional experience






01/2001 – today                              Global Switch FM GmbH

                                                           Operation Manager



Job description:


-          Ensure operation of all plant parts and security systems

-          Customer installations and extensions regarding Power and IT Systems

-           Planning and execution of maintenance and      construction

 -           Responsible for customer installations and the extensions regarding power and IT systems

 -           Planning and execution of ISO Certifications

-          Energy management

-           Controlling and Managing Service Provider
            Coordinating and controlling all contractors in the area of facility management; supply offers, regularly supervision,               performance removal, audit

-          Responsible for the short and long-term
           availability of the technical infrastructure,
           maintenance and further development in the data centre, server and test rooms (e.g. air
           conditioning, generator, power supplies, fire
           extinguishing system, …)

-          Health & Safety representative

-           Supporting customer audits, internal and external Examinations

 -           Responsible for incident management (e.g.
            information of the customer and platforms at
            service relevant incidents, regularly fault analysis and permanent optimization of the processes)

 -          Shift Management

           Time and resource scheduling of employees,

           depending on the activity profile


 08/1996 – 12/2000                          HSG Technischer Service  GmbH

                                                           Facility Manager


                                                           Job description:


-           10 kV switching authorization in accordance with VDE


-           Technical. Management of the system (electrical, air conditioning, security)


-          Risk and hazard prevention


-          power and cooling requirements planning


-          Coordination and administration of external



-           Planning and implementing a 24 / 7 readiness



08/1982 -  07/1996                          Elektrohaus Blattau

                                                           Technician / Foreman


-              Industry Installation


-              Domestic Installation


-              Service



Vocational training



07/1994 – 10/1997                          Champer of Crafts Koblenz

                                                           Studies of electrical engineering


Degree: Certification of Electrical engineering master technician

 1978 – 1982                                     Apprenticeship of Electrical engineer


                                                           Degree: Certificate of apprenticeship



School Records


1963 - 1973                                      Basic School Staudernheim


1973 - 1978                                      Secondary Modern School Bad Sobernheim


                                                           Degree: school leaving certificate


Other Skills



Languages                           -           German native speaker

                                           -            English fluent



IT-Technologies                  -           MS-Office applications

                                            -           Windows 95 – Windows 7

                                               -         PC Hardware

                                               -         Network Technology



General                                 -           Member of Bitkom

                                              -          Advanced trainings regarding IT infrastructure,


                                                          High Voltage System, Low Voltage System, HVAC, Data Center Management