As part of its ongoing expansion in Europe, Centric Software Inc has hired Stefano Lena as its new vice president of global sales and general manager of its European operations.

Lena, who is based in Milan, most recently served as vice president of global sales and marketing for TXT e-solution's supply chain management business unit.

Centric, which provides product lifecycle management (PLM) for the luxury, fashion and consumer goods industries, saw its European revenues soar by 200% in the year to the end of January.

The company is anchoring its operations by establishing wholly owned subsidiaries in Italy and the United Kingdom, and by doubling the size of its operation in France.

"The addition of Stefano Lena to the Centric team is a significant step in the company's growth and international expansion," says Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric.