Lectra accelerates implementation of 4.0 strategy

Worldwide
Published:  16 January, 2019

The France headquartered technological solutions provider is strengthening its Executive Committee and reorganising its subsidiaries to accelerate the implementation of the Lectra 4.0 strategy.

Lectra’s aim is to become a key player in the Industry 4.0 market through five objectives: accelerating revenue growth, both organic and through targeted acquisitions; accentuating its technological leadership to further enhance the value of its products and services offer; strengthening its competitive position and long-term relationships with customers; progressively launching new software offers in SaaS mode; and self-financing its internal and external development. In order to accelerate the execution of its strategy, the Group says it 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.

Lectra's subsidiaries are now organised into four main regions “to better adapt the Lectra 4.0 strategy to Lectra’s different markets, accelerate business development and strengthen synergies within each geographical area”; 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, while Jérôme Viala, Executive Vice President, is now Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee, with increased responsibilities on subsidiary operations, while maintaining his current duties. Also, 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 strategic roadmap. Finally, Olivier du Chesnay, Chief Financial Officer, joins the Executive Committee with the objective of strengthening the fundamentals of Lectra's economic model.

The new Lectra Executive Committee