PROSTEP's supervisory board appoints Dr. Karsten Theis to the executive board

Darmstadt, December 2018 – PROSTEP AG, a leading PLM consulting and software house, has embarked on the task of bringing a new generation into the company's management. At its last meeting in November, the company's supervisory board appointed Dr. Karsten Theis to the executive board. Theis, who has been with the company for over 15 years and has held a number of different management positions, will be responsible for PROSTEP products, marketing, sales (excluding the automotive OEM sector) and US business in his new function as deputy chairman of the executive board.

Born in 1969 in Wuppertal, Theis studied electrical engineering at the University of Dortmund, where he did his doctorate in the field of automation technology and robotics. He joined PROSTEP in 2002. Among other things, he headed up the PLM Strategies & Processes business unit for several years, making a significant contribution to expanding PLM strategy consulting, which is now a core component of PROSTEP's service offering. Prior to his appointment to the executive board, he was a member of the management board and responsible for sales. As a member of the executive board, his tasks will include expanding the sales network and acquiring new customers at SMEs that are facing challenges similar to those of the leading carmakers with regard to digitalizing their business processes and models.

"The digital transformation is also a challenge for us. When it comes to PLM, we need to think forward and offer our customers new solutions for the end-to-end digitization of their development, manufacturing and service processes," said Dr. Bernd Pätzold, CEO of PROSTEP AG, commenting on the expansion of the executive board. "In recent years, Karsten Theis has shown that he is capable of providing fresh impetus for the development of new areas of business and the acquisition of new customers outside our usual customer base."

About PROSTEP AG

PROSTEP AG is recognized as a partner to the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. We count the top companies in this industry among our customers. PROSTEP is an independent consulting and solution development company, but also supplies ready-made product solutions. Our strength lies in a combination of industry-specific expertise, process know-how and technological competence. We offer our customers competent consultancy services, a comprehensive range of other services, and innovative solutions covering every aspect of product lifecycle management.

The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 250 in Germany and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart, and Wolfsburg, as well as in Birmingham, Michigan (USA).



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