Reorganization of the SimPlan board of directors
As of December 31, 2013, Dirk Wortmann, founding member, shareholder and board member from the very beginning, left the SimPlan AG board of directors at his own request. However, he continues to manage the Chinese subsidiary and remains with the company in an advisory capacity.
Dr. Ulrich Burges
Dr. Harry Kestenbaum
Dr. Harry Kestenbaum and Dr. Ulrich Burges were newly appointed to the board. Both are long-time employees of the simulation service provider headquartered in Maintal. Dr. Kestenbaum will be responsible for sales and marketing. Dr. Burges will be responsible for project management and IT in the future. In the course of the reorganization, the previous board member Dr. Sven Spieckermann, responsible for finance, was appointed spokesman of the board. With the expansion of the management board, SimPlan will meet the increased management requirements of a growing company.
“We are well positioned for the challenges of the coming years. Our focus continues to be on growth. Along with the expansion of our services, we want to offer our customers further advantages in terms of scope of services and speed while maintaining the same high project quality. This also requires a rethinking of our structures and processes,” says Dr. Spieckermann, commenting on the board restructuring.
Fig: the two new SimPlan board members: (from left) Dr. Ulrich Burges, Dr. Harry Kestenbaum