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The market leader for industrial automation continues to grow and expand, adding new faces to its management team

CEO Dr. Tim Weckerle welcomes new CCO, Oliver Gronau

Landau, 12 October 2021 – AUVESY GmbH, the market leader for data management in automated pro-duction environments and industries, continues to capitalize on the high demand for its version control and change management software solutions. 

The company now seeks to further expand its personnel and strengthen its management team. Dr. Tim Weckerle, CEO of AUVESY since 2017, and Stefan Jesse, who joined the company as COO in 2020, are excited to welcome Oliver Gronau, who joins AUVESY in October 2021, as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Software solutions from AUVESY, in which the investor Hg holds a majority stake, are used internationally by numerous major companies, including Volkswagen, Daimler, Siemens, Coca-Cola and Merck.

The addition of new members to the growing AUVESY family will help the company expand its international marketing and sales structures and paves the way to the next stage of its global expansion, with even greater focus being placed on the strategic development of the company by CEO Dr. Tim Weckerle.

As the new CCO, Oliver Gronau will report directly to Dr. Weckerle. Drawing on his extensive experience in both direct sales and partner sales for software solutions, he will provide targeted support for the expansion of international business, with a particular focus on continuing AUVESY’s recent ongoing expansion, which has so far included both the USA and China. In addition to this, Oliver Gronau also brings with him his many years of experience working at Microsoft, where he was involved in the areas of Azure Cloud Services, and in the planning and implementation of a large number of digital transformation and IoT customer projects. He also has experience in building young companies. All of this makes him a valuable asset to the company and one that will strengthen the management team accordingly. 

Routinely listed among the top 100 Industrial Iot companies, AUVESY is a key facilitator for companies as they adapt to meet the requirements of the Industrial Internet of Things. The software solutions developed by AUVESY provide automated production facilities and manufacturing processes of industrial companies with uniform central data storage, fully automated data backups, version management (with detailed change identification), clear documentation, and a high-degree of user friendliness. By ensuring that production-relevant data is always visible and quickly accessible, the company’s software solutions help to simplify maintenance and provide support for optimizing production. In addition, they also help to significantly reduce downtimes and risks known to occur due to unauthorized external access. AUVESY’s software solutions are used by numerous major companies around the world, including Volkswagen, Daimler, Siemens, Coca-Cola and Merck. Its primary software, versiondog, is used throughout a wide range of different industries, including the automotive industry, pharmaceutical & chemical industries, utilities & critical infrastructure, oil & gas, food & beverage, and production line engineering. 

“AUVESY has been growing at double-digit rates for years, and global business is one of our strongest drivers of that growth,’ explains CEO Dr. Tim Weckerle. “We are therefore pleased to welcome an experienced manager like Oliver Gronau to our team, who will be able to further drive our international marketing and sales activities thanks to his expertise and contacts, which will in turn allow us to better leverage the opportunities of the global market in the future.”  

“I am very much looking forward to my new role as CCO at AUVESY and to working in close cooperation with Dr. Weckerle. Strengthening global sales structures and building new subscription sales models, within the scope of digital transformation, are at the core of my professional experience. With my expertise in this area, I would like to specifically advance AUVESY’s expansion on a global market level, not least through new international partnerships and cooperations.”

Oliver Gronau, CCO of AUVESY