Dr. Friedrich (“Fritz”) Neumeyer will join Syncron as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 Aug. 2020. He will succeed Anders Grudén, who is stepping down as CEO but will continue to serve in an advisory role.
Dr. Neumeyer has extensive experience leading enterprise software companies and a proven track record of driving transformative growth, increasing vertical domain expertise and improving the customer experience. Most recently, he served as the CEO of German ERP vendor proALPHA for six years, where he led the company to a market-leading position, tripled revenue to more than €150 million and doubled the number of employees to more than 1,000. Prior to proALPHA, Dr. Neumeyer served in leadership roles at Software AG and SAP, after beginning his career at McKinsey.
“On behalf of Syncron’s Board of Directors, I am thrilled to welcome Fritz Neumeyer as the company’s next CEO,” said Léo Apotheker, Chairman of the Syncron Board. “His leadership experience in enterprise software for industrial manufacturers, his laser-sharp focus on customer satisfaction and his proven track record of outperforming the competition make Fritz ideally suited to lead Syncron in its next chapter.”
Dr. Neumeyer joins Syncron at a time when manufacturers are facing unprecedented changes and economic impact from the COVID-19 health crisis. As manufacturing executives identify areas that can offer financial stability, they are increasingly turning to after-sales service.