Lectra has appointed Jean-Patrice Gros as director of Lectra Northern Europe (United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).
Based in Belgium, Jean-Patrice Gros will focus on anticipating and responding to Lectra’s customers’ needs in the fashion, automobile and furniture industries, three strongly developing markets.
“Jean-Patrice Gros’ appointment to the head of this region demonstrates Lectra’s strong commitment to developing its activity with brands, retailers and manufacturers,” states Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO.
“During his career, Jean-Patrice has provided his experience to many diverse-sized companies, with very different processes and business models. His perfect knowledge of Lectra and our industries, as well as his command of our technology are major assets for our customers who are looking for operational excellence.”
In Northern Europe, Lectra’s new solutions dedicated to the furniture market – which facilitate the leather and textile design and manufacturing processes – are enjoying growing success.
“Many companies in Northern Europe control their production line. Years spent in countries such as Turkey and Tunisia has led me to work directly with companies that pay particular attention to manufacturing processes,” says Jean-Patrice. “Thanks to this experience, I am able to advise export-oriented companies or retailers that aim to develop their own brand, which, today, will be beneficial to Lectra customers in Northern Europe.”