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PLANO, Texas and COLOGNE, Germany, December 22, 2008 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the appointment of Paul Vogel, who was serving as Siemens PLM Software’s senior vice president for Sales and Services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as executive vice president for Global Sales and Services.
In this role, Vogel takes responsibility for sales, sales support and services delivery around the world and reports directly to Dr. Helmuth Ludwig, president of Siemens PLM Software. Vogel replaces John Graham, who left Siemens PLM Software to pursue other opportunities outside the company.
“Paul’s appointment reflects two key points, Siemens PLM Software’s consistently strong growth in EMEA under his leadership and his extensive experience in working closely with customers to help them meet the challenge of turning more ideas into successful products,” said Ludwig. “We look forward to continued success as Paul expands his scope to a global level.”
Siemens PLM Software’s new EMEA operating structure creates two sub-zones within EMEA operations, Germany and EMEA, to address the size and complexity of the business in the region and better equips the company for future growth.
As part of the new operating structure, Siemens PLM Software today announced it appointed Guy Langley to replace Vogel as senior vice president and managing director for EMEA and Martien Merks for the role of senior vice president for Germany, Siemens PLM Software’s second largest operation globally. Langley and Merks are responsible for the strategy and continued growth of the EMEA zone and report directly to Vogel.
In addition, the company also announced Robin Hancock has been promoted to take over Langley’s position to lead the UK operations and support the EMEA sales team.
“I am delighted Guy and Martien are joining the Global Sales and Services leadership team and to promote Robin, a great sales leader in the UK,” said Vogel. “They have proven to be of great value for our organization and have helped to push our business to a high level. I am confident they will help us prosper in their new roles.”
Vogel initially joined Siemens PLM Software in 2005 as senior vice president and managing director for EMEA. Prior to joining the organization, Vogel held a variety of senior leadership roles with Global Exchange Services (GXS), PeopleSoft in Europe and J.D. Edwards. This followed a career in sales and sales leadership roles at IBM. Vogel brings more than 20 years of international sales and general management experience in software and services from a wide range of industries. For full bio and photo please visit www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/about_us/leadership/vogel_gss.shtml.
Langley joined Siemens PLM Software in 2005 as VP Business Development, leading New Markets, Alliances, Velocity and the Centre of Excellence. A year later, he took over operational responsibility for the UK. Prior to joining the organization, Langley held a variety of senior leadership roles with PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards. This followed a career in sales, marketing and engineering at IBM. For full bio and photo please visit www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/about_us/leadership/langley.shtml.
For the last two years, Merks has worked as the country manager of Germany and prior to this he had five years as country manager for the Benelux region. His previous experience includes work in product development at Philips Electrons and Cap Gemini, where he was responsible for consulting activities in the product development division. For full bio and photo please visit: www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/about_us/leadership/merks.shtml.
Hancock joins the UK team with over 25 years experience in the software business, the last three of which have been running a New Markets initiative in EMEA. Prior to joining the company, Hancock took various sales positions within SAP, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Oracle, each of which established significant new revenue streams.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 5.9 million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion (preliminary and unaudited).
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