Graitec Announces Changes in Executive Management

Graitec_logoBIEVRES, France, Feb 7, 2017 – GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk platinum partner in US and across Europe, has announced an exciting change in the groups executive management structure.

Current president and CEO Francis Guillemard has relinquished his CEO responsibilities to concentrate on presidential duties including maximizing focus on group strategy, external growth, investor communications and relations and the financial controls of the company.

Current COO Manuel Liedot assumes the position of CEO where he can utilize 25 years plus of experience in the business, concentrating on implementing Graitec’s mid to long term strategies and day to day executive management decisions.

Graitec UK managing director and Americas VAR Principal Steve Houlder moves into the COO role, bringing his experience of delivering growth in the Autodesk Reseller Channel with a focus of replicating this success across the group for both Autodesk and Graitec Products.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC president adds: “The change in our executive structure is a natural evolution for the business and one which sees our most successful and experienced talent promoted into the roles that that will help us meet our strategic goals in 2017 and beyond.

The cornerstone of a successful business is often defined by a strong executive management team and with proven track records of business management and growth, both these appointments bring an added dimension to our business allowing us to roll out already successful sales strategies across the group.”


Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international Autodesk Platinum Partner across Europe and United States, Independent Software Vendor (ISV) specializing in Advance Steel and Advance Concrete solutions, and Autodesk Developer Partner and Autodesk AEC Solution Associate delivering high-performance BIM solutions and bespoke add-ons and apps for Autodesk key AEC platforms. Operating throughout29 offices across 12 countries worldwide, GRAITEC offers its clients an extensive range of established software solutions combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products and BIM suites which help address the most demanding projects needs and maximize productivity, efficiency and performance. GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 40,000 construction professionals worldwide.

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