Edwin Ingelaere is taking over as the new director of Lectra in northern Europe. The region is composed of a mosaic of countries with a large variety of cultures, languages, industries and markets. This is a region where Lectra has been market leader for more than 35 years. Ingelaere is in charge of a team of 35 people spread across nine countries. He will support Lectra customers in the region with their production optimization, quality improvement, cost reduction and go-to-market acceleration.
Before joining Lectra, Edwin Ingelaere was business development director for the machine-to-machine market. He has done telecommunications and electronic engineering and business management. More recently, a Belgian company specialized in wi-fi communications networks offered him various sales responsibilities.
Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials. It develops the most advanced specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion, automotive, furniture, as well as a wide variety of other market sectors such as aeronautical and marine industries, wind power and personal protective equipment.
The company recently invested €50 million in a global transformation plan for the future, including a 60 per cent headcount increase in marketing, sales and consulting and an accelerated R&D plan.