Jean-Maurice Férauge has been named managing director of Lectra Japan, with responsibility for developing the company's presence in the country, particularly in the fashion sector.

Férauge, who joined Lectra in July 2010 as director of professional services, will also be responsible for recruiting new people to the company's Japanese teams.

“2015 marks a very important year in the history of Lectra in Japan since we are celebrating our 30 year anniversary in the archipelago," said Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO.

"Jean-Maurice Férauge has extensive experience in successfully managing far-reaching projects throughout the whole world, particularly in Japan. Since his arrival at Lectra he has contributed to the success of our major PLM projects and has expert knowledge and a strategic way of thinking that is in line with Lectra’s consulting offer.”