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January 16, 2019

Lectra strengthens Executive Committee

Lectra is strengthening its Executive Committee to accelerate the implementation of its 4.0 strategy, started in early 2017.

By Rhodri Morgan

Lectra is strengthening its Executive Committee to accelerate the implementation of its 4.0 strategy, started in early 2017.

Lectra ‘s 2017-2019 roadmap has five objectives: accelerate revenue growth, both organic and through targeted acquisitions; accentuate its technology to enhance the value of its products and services offer; strengthen its competitive position and long-term relationships with customers; progressively launch new software offers in SaaS mode; and self-finance its internal and external development.

Lectra has, during the past three years, significantly increased investments in design and development of new product lines and in complementing its existing software and cutting solutions.

The company relies mainly on four key technologies: Big Data , Artificial Intelligence, the Industrial Internet of Things and the Cloud. Lectra ‘s first Industry 4.0 offers were launched in 2018 in some countries as a pilot and will be progressively rolled out worldwide in 2019.

Until now, Lectra ‘s Executive Committee was composed of Daniel Harari, Céline Choussy, Edouard Macquin, Jérôme Viala and Véronique Zoccoletto.

The group has decided to review the organisation of its subsidiaries, refocus efforts toward Customer Success, and expand its Executive Committee, which remains under the chairmanship of Daniel Harari, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Jérôme Viala, Executive Vice President, is now Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee, with increased responsibilities on subsidiary operations, while maintaining his current duties. Lectra ‘s subsidiaries are newly organised into four main regions.

The purpose is to better adapt the Lectra 4.0 strategy to Lectra ‘s different markets, accelerate business development and strengthen synergies within each geographical area.

The new regions are Americas, led by Edouard Macquin; Asia-Pacific, led by Javier Garcia; Northern & Eastern Europe, Middle East, led by Holger Max-Lang; and Southern Europe & North Africa, led by Fabio Canali. Fabio Canali, Javier Garcia and Holger Max-Lang join the Executive Committee.

Lectra has created the position of Chief Customer Success Officer, headed by Laurence Jacquot, who joins the Executive Committee. Maximilien Abadie, Chief Strategy Officer, becomes a member of the Executive Committee, with the mission to support the implementation of the Lectra 4.0 strategy within the group’s teams and prepare the 2020-2022 roadmap.

Olivier du Chesnay, Chief Financial Officer, joins the Executive Committee with the objective to strengthen the fundamentals of Lectra ‘s economic model.

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