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Björn Goerke to Become New CTO of proALPHA

Reading Time: 2 Minutes 04.10.2022 Currents & Trends

Together we will shape the further transformation into the cloud era

We, one of the leading providers of ERP+ software solutions for mid-market manufacturing companies, have strengthened ourranks with a very well-known and renowned manager personality: With effect from October 1, 2022, Björn Goerke assumes the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the entire proALPHA company group. He will be responsible for the further transformation of proALPHA into the cloud and report directly to the CEO of the proALPHA Group, Eric Verniaut.

Goerke, who was born in 1969, previously held various leading positions at SAP. As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and President of Cloud Platform – his most recent position at SAP – he was responsible for the entire technology and platform vision, strategy and innovations, the technological integration of the group companies as well as the entire on-premises and cloud product portfolio of the SAP company group. His last professional post before joining proALPHA was the Volkswagen subsidiary Cariad, where he was CTO and member of the management of the Volkswagen Group and responsible for the software development of the in-car operating system VW.OS and the cloud platform VW.AC (Automotive Cloud).

"The successful journey to the cloud and the related transformation process is one of the main levers for the competitiveness of our customers," says Eric Verniaut, CEO of the proALPHA Group. "Therefore, I'm extremely happy that we were able to fill this critical manager position with Björn Goerke. He's a perfect match for proALPHA and will significantly shape our future transformation into the cloud era."


„I'm really looking forward to this new task,“

Björn Goerke, CTO of the proALPHA Gruppe

"Above all, I want us to work as a team to make the proALPHA products fit for the future in an ever more dynamic market environment and to provide customers and prospects with one of the most attractive ERP+ solutions in the market. And this is not just about the products and technologies, but most of all about the people and the company culture: proALPHA has highly motivated employees with first-class skills who drive innovative business ideas across the company group using integrated processes."

New General Manager in Austria

We also announce the appointment of Helmut Reich as Managing Director of Austria as of October 1, 2022. He was previously responsible for the further development of the ERP+ solutions of proALPHA as Senior Vice President (SVP) Engineering.

The former Managing Director of Austria, Michael Wüstemeier, is going to succeed Nicolás Steib as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and member of the management team of the proALPHA Group. Nicolás Steib will give up his COO position for personal reasons on October 1, 2022, but will continue to support the company group with his many years of experience.

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