Technology solutions provider Lectra has appointed Edwin Ingelaere as its director of Northern Europe.

Based in Destelbergen, Belgium, Ingelaere heads a team of 35 spread across nine countries: Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands), Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) and the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania).

With 20 years' experience, Ingelaere began his career with IT solutions integrator Telindus Group. He then joined Vasco Data Security as strategic marketing director. Before joining Lectra, he was business development director for the machine-to-machine (M2M) market.

"Lectra recently invested EUR50m in a global transformation plan for the future, including a 60% headcount increase in marketing, sales and consulting, and an accelerated R&D plan," said CEO Daniel Harari. "Edwin's mission is to accelerate our development in Northern Europe, a region where we have been market leader for more than 35 years, thanks to our experienced and multi-lingual team."