Dassault Systèmes and Realtime Technology (RTT) Announce Roberto Schettler Appointment as New CEO of RTT
VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — February 27, 2014 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Realtime Technology AG (RTT) (ticker symbol: R1T) today announced the appointment of Roberto Schettler, Management Board member since August 2010, to the position of CEO, RTT Group.
To complete the new lineup of RTT’s Management Board, Dassault Systèmes intends to propose the appointment of Peter Stevenson, CEO of RTT USA, to join Roberto Schettler, CEO of RTT Group, and Monica Menghini, Executive Committee Member at Dassault Systèmes. RTT Group is approximately 93%-held by Dassault Systèmes.
Ludwig A. Fuchs, RTT’s co-founder and Chairman of the Management Board, will step down, effective March 1, 2014.
Roberto Schettler, CEO, RTT Group, commented, “Thanks to its leading products, solutions and CGI, RTT is at the forefront of the 3D visualization industry. We will increase the value and impact that the combined portfolios of RTT and Dassault Systèmes will have on customer experience around the world. Together, we have a clear vision to take RTT to the next level and we look forward to implementing this new journey.”
“Going from start-up to global leader has always been the goal of RTT and me, personally,” said Ludwig Fuchs, co-founder of RTT Group. “I’m very positive about this transition and relationship. Dassault Systèmes offers RTT the vision and resources to turn high-end 3D visualization into an enterprise, multi-industry, truly global phenomenon. I’m sure that Roberto, Monica and Peter will take RTT to the next level.”
“With Dassault Systèmes and RTT joining forces, we will transform and expand our offer to the world of marketers and sales across many industries truly using 3D for innovating experiences, creating for their clients or consumers a desire to buy and enjoy the products they offer as part of an ultimate customer experience. By doing so they will also transform their innovation process from ideas to delivery with 3DEXPERIENCE,” said Bernard Charlès, President & CEO of Dassault Systèmes. “With its renewed management team and the legacy that Ludwig Fuchs leaves, we will serve industry even better and deliver greater value for customers.”
Since January 2013, Roberto Schettler's responsibilities included worldwide sales, management of various business units, as well as successful guidance of multiple individual offices. He joined the company in August 2010 as Managing Board member; prior to that he served as a member of the Supervisory Board since 2006.
Peter Stevenson has been CEO of RTT USA since 2011. Under his leadership, innovative solutions have been consistently developed, leading to extending the client roster exponentially and making RTT a leader in the field of visualization services in North America. He joined RTT USA as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of its Royal Oak, Michigan office in 2005.
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