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Rightware recrute un nouveau PDG, une étape clé dans la prochaine phase de sa croissance

Rightware®, le chef de file dans le domaine des logiciels de conception et d'implémentation d'interface utilisateur (IU), se réjouit d'annoncer la nomination de M. Jonas Geust au poste de PDG de la société, qui a pris effet le 1er janvier 2013. Le fondateur et PDG actuel, M. Tero Sarkkinen, assumera un nouveau rôle au sein de la société en tant que président des opérations américaines. M. Sarkkinen se concentrera sur l'encadrement des ventes nord-américaines et le développement commercial mondial.

Rightware CEO Jonas Geust (Photo: Business Wire)

Rightware CEO Jonas Geust (Photo: Business Wire)

« Nous sommes très heureux de voir M. Geust occuper le rôle de PDG. Il connait intimement la société et ses activités. Avec la restructuration du reste de l'équipe de direction, M. Geust peut aider à orienter la société pour exécuter son plan stratégique et réaliser son énorme potentiel prometteur », a déclaré Timo Tirkkonen, président du conseil d'administration de Rightware. « Nous souhaitons également remercier Tero Sarkkinen pour son service en tant que PDG de la société, de sa fondation jusqu'à aujourd'hui, pendant une période qui a vu la société s'établir ainsi que ses produits sur le marché, puis croître pour englober trois continents. Nous nous réjouissons à l'idée de son succès continu dans ce nouveau rôle au sein de la société ».

M. Geust était membre du conseil d'administration de Rightware et travaille pour la société depuis 2010. En outre, M. Geust était PDG de Havainne Oy. Avant cette date, M. Geust a passé plus de 15 ans chez Nokia, où il a occupé divers rôles, y compris son dernier, celui de vice-président des smartphones Nokia Série N. M. Geust, qui sera basé au siège social de la société de Finlande dans son nouveau rôle, se concentrera sur le développement de l'ingénierie et des opérations de la société jusqu'au prochain niveau.

« En tant que fondateur de Rightware, j'ai eu le privilège de guider la société pendant ses premières années pour faire d'elle un des chefs de file de notre secteur. Après avoir établi les opérations de la société en Finlande et en Chine, ma prochaine mission consiste à en faire de même aux États-Unis. Entre-temps, notre entreprise a atteint l'envergure requise pour baser un plus grand nombre de cadres supérieurs en Finlande. J'œuvre depuis plus d'un an pour recruter Jonas dans notre équipe, et je suis convaincu qu'il va porter la société à son prochain niveau », a confié Tero Sarkkinen, fondateur de Rightware. « L'expérience opérationnelle, le leadership exécutif et les capacités démontrées par Jonas pour lancer des nouvelles technologies sur les marché mondiaux font de lui la personne idéale pour diriger les stratégies de croissance accélérée de Rightware pour l'avenir ».

Il s'agit de la première série de changements de direction et d'initiatives de restructuration visant à renforcer la société et sa position pour un succès à long terme. Autres annonces de Rightware :

  • Jussi Tammi a été nommé vice-président, finance. Avant d'intégrer Rightware, M. Tammi était directeur financier d'EmblaCom en Finlande.
  • Jari Selin a rejoint la société en tant que directeur, développement de produit Kanzi. Avant de rejoindre Rightware, M. Selin était directeur principal de l'ingénierie chez Nokia. Il encadrera l'ensemble du R&D Kanzi.

« Ces changements, à ce jour, réunissent un groupe exceptionnel de leaders expérimentés possédant un large éventail de talents et de capacités et des antécédents confirmés de résultats concluants et d'objectifs atteints », a ajouté Timo Tirkkonen, président du conseil d'administration.

Rightware est actuellement dans la deuxième génération de sa plate-forme primée de développement IU Kanzi. Kanzi a joué un rôle clé en révolutionnant le système d'infodivertissements de tableau de bord dans l'industrie automobile avec des conceptions primées par Audi et d'autres constructeurs automobiles de premier plan et fournisseurs de niveau 1, ainsi que plusieurs fabricants de smartphones et de tablettes. La société envisage de pénétrer agressivement des marchés nouveaux et émergents, tels que le divertissement, les tablettes mobiles, les smart TV et autres applications verticales intégrées.

À propos de Rightware

Rightware® est le leader du marché en technologie d'interface utilisateur avancée, desservant les industries de la téléphonie mobile, de l'automobile et autres industries embarquées avec sa solution Kanzi® pour la conception et le déploiement rapides d'interfaces utilisateurs. Rightware développe également des outils d'analyse de performance de système leaders sur le marché et son portefeuille de produits renommés comprend la gamme de produits Basemark™ pour diverses utilisations d'analyse comparative, y compris des bancs d'essai de norme industrielle pour OpenGL ES, OpenVG, OpenCL, Android, Linux, et la mesure de performance Windows Mobile. Rightware a son siège à Espoo, en Finlande et des bureaux à Saratoga, en Californie, Shanghai et Munich. Pour plus d'informations : www.rightware.com

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