Munich, October 21, 2013 – Today Nemetschek AG (ISIN 0006452907) announced that Viktor Varkonyi (46), since 2009 CEO of Graphisoft SE, and Sean Flaherty (44), since 2005 CEO of Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc., have been promoted to the Executive Board of Nemetschek AG. Both managers bring comprehensive knowledge of international markets, deep experience in the software industry and strong leadership to the new Executive Management Team.
The Nemetschek Group seeks a leading position in the AECO (Architectural, Engineering, Construction, and Operation) and design industry and plans to benefit from great growth opportunities due to the rapid technology change and digitalization of building processes. By this extension of the Executive Management, the Supervisory Board of Nemetschek AG sets a fundamental organizational step to achieve that.
As Senior Vice Presidents of Nemetschek AG, they will be responsible to define and execute the Nemetschek Group strategy, mission and vision in the global AECO and design markets.
Viktor Varkonyi serves since 20 years in several positions at Graphisoft. Viktor and his colleagues have developed this company into a global market leader in the field of Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions.
Sean Flaherty serves since 27 years in different positions at Vectorworks. Together with his team, he creates and markets professional CAD and BIM solutions for designers in the global AEC, entertainment and landscape design industry.
Both Senior Managers convince with their sharp business sense, strategic leadership, experience and a passion for technology, and are respected by employees, customers and partners worldwide. By adding experienced brand CEOs to the Executive Board, we build on the strength of our brand entities to extend our market positions in global markets.
Viktor Varkonyi will continue to be responsible as CEO of Graphisoft SE and Sean Flaherty will continue to be responsible as CEO of Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc. Both will manage these brand entities to leading software companies in the ´design to build´ market segment.
The search for the new Financial and Operational Executive Manager is advanced and the new CFOO will be announced soon.
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About Nemetschek AG
Nemetschek is a globally leading software provider for the architecture, engineering, construction and operation market (AECO). Headquartered in Munich, Germany, with its 11 brands it today serves more than 800,000 users in 142 countries from 40 locations worldwide. Founded in 1963 by Professor Georg Nemetschek, the Group focuses on innovations such as Open Building Information Modeling for the AECO market of tomorrow. Publicly listed since 1999, Nemetschek achieved 2012 revenues of EUR 175 million and an EBITDA of EUR 41 million. About GRAPHISOFT SE GRAPHISOFT SE is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group and ignited the BIM revolution with ArchiCAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as the revolutionary GRAPHISOFT BIM Server™, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, and EcoDesigner STAR™, enabling architects to use ArchiCAD's building information model (BIM) directly as a building energy model (BEM). GRAPHISOFT’s innovative solutions have fundamentally changed the way architects around the world design and collaborate. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007. About Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group and has been developing software since 1985. The Vectorworks line of software products provides professional design solutions for designers in the AEC, entertainment and landscape design industries. With a tradition of designing flexible, versatile, intuitive and affordable CAD and BIM solutions, Nemetschek Vectorworks continues to be a global leader in 3D design technologies. Vectorworks has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2000.