Just a few months after the investment firm Revalize, which was founded in Jacksonville, Florida, in the summer of 2021, acquired the PROCAD Group and other industry software companies, the company name PROCAD is disappearing. The new Managing Director EMEA will replace PROCAD’s current CEO, Gerhard Knoch. The global company no longer needs a CEO in Germany. In the announcement made on May 2 by Team Lewis, the communications agency responsible for Revalize in the future, the familiar company and product names also do not appear at all.

Instead, we learn that Revalize is expanding its “position as the only global provider of manufacturing software solutions.” We didn’t know that yet. So Siemens, PTC, SAP, Dassault Systèmes or Autodesk are not global suppliers. But in any case, Revalize holds the market position as “the world’s leading provider of design, PLM, and CPQ solutions for manufacturers.” I guess we have to get used to typical American marketing.

Marc Maurer (Foto Revalize)

Marc Maurer will lead the newly created EMEA team and will be “responsible for all revenue-related activities as well as driving overall company culture and productivity,” according to the press release. Maurer was portfolio manager at Constellation Software and “integrated and operated several highly specialized B2B software companies in the DACH region.” So the structure and functioning of an investor are familiar to him. Before Constellation, he was in sales at SAP, SAS Institute and Nokia. The press release reveals, “He holds a PhD from the University of Zurich and enjoys hiking in the Swiss mountains.”

Johann Dornbach (Foto PROCAD)

Johann Dornbach, currently CTO of PROCAD Group, is expected to take on the role of Vice President Product EMEA when the new global corporate structure takes shape in the coming months. According to his assessment, Revalize sees PLM in particular, and there especially PRO.FILE, as one of the growing group’s greatest strengths, and Johann Dornbach is aiming for product responsibility in the EMEA region.