- Spacewell announces enhanced senior leadership structure: former CEO Koen Matthijs is promoted to Chief Division Officer of Nemetschek‘s Operate & Manage Division. Eric Van Bael takes the helm as CEO. Hans Verschuren becomes Chief Revenue Officer and Olaf Zernitz Chief Channel Officer while Steven Lambert takes up the role of Chief Strategy Officer.
- The new structure reflects the ambition to accelerate the growth of Spacewell, the driving force behind the expansion of the Manage Segment of the Nemetschek Group, one of the leading providers of software solutions for the AEC industry .
Antwerp, April 1st, 2019 – Nemetschek daughter Spacewell, a technology company focused on integrating the entire value chain of real estate, workplace and facility management, today announced a new management structure, effective April 1st.
Koen Matthijs resigns from his post as CEO of Spacewell to fully focus on his new role of Chief Division Officer for Nemetschek’s Operate & Manage Division. In this position he will concentrate on strengthening the portfolio of the Manage Division – including the further development of the solutions from Spacewell and Crem Solutions – and positioning it strategically for the future. Furthermore, he will also serve ad interim as Spacewell’s Chief Technology Officer, to unlock opportunities in the rapidly evolving world of real estate technology.
Eric Van Bael, a former HP top executive, who joined Spacewell in 2017 as VP Global Sales, will take the helm as CEO of Spacewell.
Steven Lambert, previously COO, will take up the role of Chief Strategy Officer, leading strategic initiatives and transformations of the Spacewell operations across multiple continents to enable the ambitious expansion plans. In this role, he is also focused on integrating newly acquired entities, including Axxerion, acquired in January 2019.
“New mobile and IoT-related technologies offer tremendous potential for smarter building management”, said Koen Matthijs. “I am very happy to take the lead of Nemetschek’s Operate & Manage Division at this pivotal time when the whole sector is gearing up for innovation.”
“When I joined Spacewell two years ago, I was immediately impressed with their entrepreneurial drive, team spirit and culture”, commented Eric Van Bael. “I am very excited that I now have the opportunity to serve this fast-growing organization and its clients and partners as CEO.”
For further information, please contact:
Koen Matthijs, Chief Division Officer, Nemetschek Operate & Manage Division – firstname.lastname@example.org – +32 (0)478 99 22 26
Eric Van Bael, CEO Spacewell – Eric.VanBael@spacewell.com
– +32 (0)475 71 00 51
Steven Lambert, Chief Strategy Officer, Spacewell
– email@example.com – +32 (0)474 10 36 40
About the Nemetschek Group
The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer in the digital transformation of the AEC industry. With its software solutions, Nemetschek is the only corporate group in the world that covers the entire lifecycle of construction and infrastructure projects and guides its customers into the future of digitalization. With its smart software solutions, the Nemetschek Group enhances the quality of the construction process and improves the digital workflow for everyone involved. At the heart of this is the use of open standards (Open BIM). More than five million users worldwide apply the innovative solutions of the 16 brands in the four customer-oriented divisions. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs more than 2,500 experts. Publicly traded since 1999 and listed on the MDAX and TecDAX, in 2018 the company achieved revenue of EUR 461.3 million and an EBITDA of EUR 121.3 million.
Spacewell, part of the publicly traded Nemetschek Group, is a technology and consulting firm, supporting its clients across the globe to improve the performance of their building portfolios. Our core purpose is to make buildings work harder for their occupants through unlocking the power of building data. We assist our clients to optimize their facility operations and achieve bottom-line savings. And we help them create workplaces that offer the agility, flexibility, and connectivity needed to support new ways of working. Spacewell (previously MCS Solutions, Axxerion and Plandatis) was founded in 1989, and currently employs 300 people across 10 locations.
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