Walter Trezek began his career in the postal industry over 25 years ago at the family company, representing postal processing manufacturers including Ascom, Francotyp-Postalia, Künnecke and Kern throughout the countries of the former Eastern European Bloc.
During the late 1990‘s Walter recognized that the postal and digital worlds would eventually merge and so, after gaining his Master‘s in law from the University of Vienna, he joined Stamps.com, the Silicon Valley internet start-up which created the world‘s first digital postage mark. He was their Senior Consultant, Managing Director EMEA and a member of their successful 1999 IPO team.
In 2000 Walter was invited to become Head of Technology at Austria Post. He also took over their address management and direct marketing divisions, and contributed to the restructuring of the organization, before leaving in 2004 to set up Document Exchange Network GmbH.
Walter‘s horizons have always been international. Whilst at Austria Post he began contributing to work in Postal Standardization. He currently chairs postal service Working Groups at the Austrian Standards Institute (ÖNORM), at European level (CEN), and is liaison officer on European postal standardization to the Universal Postal Union (UPU). He is a board member of Austria‘s dialog marketing association (DMVÖ) and represents the organization at FEDMA, their European counterpart.
Walter plays an active role in setting the standards and determining the future environment in which European Hybrid & Secured electronic Postal Services will operate. Well respected within the industry, Walter is a frequent guest speaker and moderator on postal technologies at industry conferences and exhibitions worldwide.