Responding to strong growth, AUVESY GmbH—a leading global provider of data management solutions for highly automated industrial environments—has created and filled the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Stefan Jesse brings with him many years of management experience in the field of IT and will be supporting CEO Dr. Tim Weckerle, who has successfully led the company since 2017. Software from AUVESY, which is under majority ownership of the fund Brockhaus Private Equity III, is in use by numerous major corporations, including Volkswagen, Daimler, Siemens, Coca-Cola and Merck.
The appointment of a COO will help AUVESY to continue strengthening its performance in a number of key areas, with particular focus on internal processes and dialogue with customers. This will allow CEO Dr. Tim Weckerle to fully concentrate on his core roles of determining the strategic direction of the company and its product development as well as overseeing the management of sales & marketing. Reporting directly to Dr. Weckerle, Stefan Jesse will bring to bear his considerable experience in expanding and refining structures in fast-growing enterprises. And AUVESY's growth is about to make a significant leap, with the opening of a sales and distribution subsidiary in China as soon as the current travel restrictions are lifted.
AUVESY - listed as the Top 100 Industrial IoT Company—is a pioneer in the complex field of helping companies adapt and respond to the challenges of the IIoT, as it becomes reality. Software developed by AUVESY enables its industrial customers with automated production facilities to automatically backup, secure and centralize all their data while benefitting from full-featured change management, detailed change detection, easily comprehensible documentation and a high degree of user-friendliness. All production-related data is easy to locate and access when needed, simplifying maintenance and freeing up time for optimizing production processes. Downtime is significantly reduced, as is the risk of unauthorized external access. The AUVESY software product "versiondog" is in use across a wide range of sectors, including the automotive, chemical, energy, food & beverage, machine manufacturing and production line construction industries.
"The company's growth and development keeps going from strength to strength, and I've been talking about augmenting the management team for quite a while now," says AUVESY CEO Dr. Tim Weckerle. "So we are very pleased to welcome Stefan Jesse on board," he continues. "He has so much experience in the sector, also internationally. Stefan is going to make sure that our operative processes can keep pace with our steadily increasing customer numbers and the ongoing evolution of our product range."
"I'm very much looking forward to working closely with CEO Dr. Weckerle," says Stefan Jesse. "In my role as COO, I will be drawing on my many years of international experience in the operative management of a variety of different IT companies. At AUVESY, I'll be strengthening a key area: the consolidation and further development of the company's internal structures. That will help release still more growth potential," he adds. "Beyond that, I'm going to work hard on forming new partnerships, developing opportunities for cooperation, and, in particular, on the launch of our subsidiary in China, which is still planned for 2020."
"As experienced investors in the tech sector, whose success stories include among others Wirecard and 360T, we know that it is the megatrend toward interconnected production facilities and manufacturing processes that makes AUVESY one of the clear winners of this technological transformation. The recent augmentation of the management team at AUVESY will speed up even further the release of the company's considerable growth potential, not least with its upcoming expansion into Asia," adds Marco Brockhaus, founder and CEO of Brockhaus Private Equity.