Leuven, Belgium - November 28, 2005 - LMS International, the engineering innovation company, announced the appointment of Guy Buyst in the position of Executive Vice President Sales and Customer Services. Guy Buyst joins LMS from Base where he held the position of Chief Commercial Officer. Guy Buyst holds more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, sales management and general management at companies like Anixter Bros, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Cabletron, Philips and Base.
"We are delighted to welcome a seasoned executive manager like Guy to LMS,"
commented Rudi Weekers, President and Chief Operating Officer of LMS. "His broad experience in sales management and organizational development, and his proven track record to deliver strong sales growth will help us to strengthen and extend our direct and indirect distribution channels. Guy Buyst will play an essential role in building and maintaining long-term relationship with our customers, and will therefore also be responsible for the LMS customer services group."
Dr. ir. Urbain Vandeurzen, Chairman & CEO of LMS, added to this: "Guy brings to LMS a wealth of talent and experience in accelerating growth, delivering exceptional business results and deepening customer relationships. We are very pleased to welcome him into our executive management team."
"I am delighted to join one of the most successful companies in the engineering software industry and I look forward to support LMS in continuing its impressive growth track record in the coming years," said Guy Buyst. "My mission will be focused on guiding the expansion of the LMS direct sales operation and on the extension of LMS' worldwide network of distributors to increase the LMS market share in a wide variety of manufacturing industries. The international sales teams and customer services group that I will be heading at LMS will continue to concentrate on building strong customer relationships and delivering product and services with a clear response to customer needs."
LMS is an engineering innovation partner for companies in the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries. LMS enables its customers to get better products faster to market, and to turn superior process efficiency to their strategic competitive advantage. LMS delivers a unique combination of virtual simulation software, testing systems, and engineering services. We are focused on the mission critical performance attributes in key manufacturing industries, including structural integrity, handling, safety, reliability, comfort and sound quality. Through our technology, people and over 25 years of experience, LMS has become the partner of choice for most of the leading discrete manufacturing companies worldwide. LMS, a Dassault Systèmes Gold Partner, is certified to ISO9001:2000 quality standards and operates through a network of subsidiaries and representatives in key locations around the world.
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