Dr. Peter Schmitt is appointed Executive Vice President, Sales & Operational Marketing of ESI Group

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- 20 years of experience on the PLM software market
- Substantial expertise in sales strategies among industrial leaders
- International profile and in-depth knowledge of the Americas

Dr. Peter Schmitt is joining the ESI Group as Executive Vice President (EVP), Sales and Operational Marketing. In that role he will contribute to the Group's international distribution and Go-to-Market strategy. He will notably be responsible for implementing new marketing strategies whilst optimizing the business models for the Group's various innovative solutions and associated services. His expertise in terms of management and execution and proven track record in the field of technological solutions for major automotive and aeronautics enterprises, position him to contribute materially to the successful implementation of the ambitious development plans of ESI.

Alain de Rouvray, the ESI Group's Chairman and CEO, says: "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Peter Schmitt to our corporate management team to strengthen its commercial dimension. His substantial experience in implementing global sales and marketing strategies among major industrial players, his dual European and American culture, and his proven market knowledge represent solid assets that will enable ESI to further expand its current collaborations whilst deploying innovative solutions with proven value amongst new partners and new customers."

Peter Schmitt is a graduate of the Karlsruhe Technical University and he received a doctorate in manufacturing engineering from the University of Stuttgart. After spending 5 years at the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart, he joined Delta Industrie Informatik GmbH as Vice President, Sales. After its acquisition by Dassault Systèmes in 2000, he became Managing Director of DELMIA GmbH and then Vice President, Marketing and Business Development with Dassault Systèmes Delmia and was later appointed Vice President, Sales Americas in Manufacturing Business segment of Dassault Systèmes.

Peter Schmitt concludes: "I am eager to contribute to the development of ESI, which I see as the leader and visionary in the virtual prototyping market. The transformational nature of ESI solutions, together with the culture of technological innovation that strongly permeates the company rapidly convinced me to join. I am confident that my 20 years of experience, gained notably in the PLM market, equip me to contribute substantially to the execution of ESI's ambitious and exciting plans.

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