Chris Nicolaes has been appointed MD for Lectra Germany. A Dutchman Nicolaes started out in 1982 as a management consultant. Then he founded several IT companies. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration. He will be responsible for Lectra’s activities in central and eastern Europe, including Russia and, more specificallly, CIS countries. He has had experience as a MD of software and PLM companies in different sectors and countries.
For more than 40 years Lectra has been offering solutions to fashion companies and, since 20 years, to customers in the automotive and furniture sectors. Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials.
The company develops the most advanced specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine industries, wind power and personal protective equipment. With its consulting services, its software solutions such as Lectra fashion PLM and Modaris 3D for fashion and its cutting room solutions, Lectra helps its customers to reach the goal of controlling the value chain.