By DE Editors
Siemens PLM Software has promoted Charles C. "Chuck" Grindstaff, currently executive vice president of Products and chief technology officer, to president. Grindstaff’s appointment takes effect October 1 upon the beginning of Siemens’ new fiscal year.
Grindstaff has worked in increasingly senior positions with Siemens PLM Software over 32 years. Grindstaff succeeds Dr. Helmuth Ludwig, who will head its global Communications team. Ludwig, who has served in increasingly senior positions with Siemens since 1990 and who joined Siemens PLM Software as president in 2007 soon after its acquisition by Siemens, will focus on working with each of the division’s four business units to provide a range of strategic communications services. His appointment is also effective October 1.
"Today’s announcement marks a strong endorsement of the success of integrating Siemens PLM Software into Siemens as well as Siemens PLM Software’s ability to out-perform the competition," said Anton S. Huber, CEO of the Siemens Industry Automation Division. "Through Tony Affuso’s, our chairman and CEO, and Chuck’s leadership, Siemens PLM Software will continue to capitalize on its superior technology and thus help Siemens continue to push forward in the industry software space. At the same time, Helmuth’s deep knowledge of the company and its industries will support strong growth for the division’s global business units. This is a win-win for Siemens and its commitment to customer success."
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.