Helmut Reich succeeds Michael Wüstemeier
We, one of the leading providers of ERP+ software solutions for mid-market manufacturing companies, appoint Helmut Reich new managing director of Austria as of October 1, 2022. He has been with proALPHA for five years and was previously responsible for the further development of the ERP+ solutions of proALPHA as Senior Vice President (SVP) Engineering.
Reich takes over this position as managing director in Austria from Michael Wüstemeier, who's created a real success story in his 14 years at proALPHA: a double-digit growth in Professional Services sales and the sales results in a tough market environment characterized by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Ukraine war. Michael Wüstemeier is going to succeed Nicolás Steib as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and member of the management team.
"We're very proud that we were able to fill the position of the managing director in Austria with a manager who has sound experience with proALPHA. In the last five years, Helmut was able to demonstrate his qualities. In particular, he has successfully developed the R&D division for our ERP solution over the last two years," says Eric Verniaut.
"I'm very excited for this new task within the proALPHA Group," says Reich. "It's a real challenge to continue writing the success story of our Austrian subsidiary, but I'm happy to take on the ambitious goals."
Steib will give up his COO position for personal reasons on October 1, 2022. He will remain a member of the management team until the end of the fiscal year and take care of special project-related tasks with the focus on the group companies in his new role as Chief Project Officer.
"My special thanks go to Nicolás, who has highly professionalized the proALPHA Delivery business unit in the last years with his long-standing experience in ERP business and made it scalable and profitable," says Eric Verniaut, CEO of the proALPHA Group. "As member of the management team, Nicolás has significantly contributed to the organic and non-organic growth of the company group. The successful business development and the more than doubling of the number of employees in the last five years can also clearly be attributed to his extraordinarily dedicated contribution", Verniaut continues.
New CTO for the proALPHA Group
Moreover, proALPHA was able to win a very prominent manager, Björn Goerke, as new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the entire proALPHA Group as of October 1, 2022. Before joining proALPHA, Goerke was CTO of the Volkswagen subsidiary Cariad, and before that CTO and President SAP Cloud Platform at SAP. He will be responsible for the further transformation of proALPHA into the cloud era. He reports directly to the CEO of the proALPHA Group, Eric Verniaut.
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