Chris Nicolaes has been named as the new managing director for Lectra Germany, overseeing the company's activities in Central and Eastern Europe, including Russia and more the CIS countries.

"Our customers in these markets are undergoing far-reaching structural changes," explains Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO. "We can help our customers to enhance their entire business processes, especially in fashion. Chris's experience as a managing director of software and PLM companies in different sectors and countries will help us to further extend our market position."

Nicolaes's background has seen him set up and manage several IT companies, one of which was sold to Marcam, where he was appointed director for the EMEA region. He is also a former director for Central & Eastern Europe at Dassault Systèmes.