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

By Bernd Pätzold

At its last meeting in November, PROSTEP AG's supervisory board appointed Dr. Karsten Theis to the company's 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 key accounts) and US business in his new function as deputy chairman of the executive board.

With the appointment of Karsten Theis, PROSTEP has embarked on the task of bringing a new generation into the company's management while at the same time maintaining continuity. Theis, who studied electrical engineering at the University of Dortmund and did his doctorate there in the field of automation technology and robotics, has been with the company since 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, Theis 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. PROSTEP's aim is to provide support to companies of any size and in any industry when it comes to the end-to-end digitalization of their development, manufacturing and service processes. In recent years, 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.

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