ANDOVER, MA & MUNICH, Germany, July 2, 2014 – Aras, the next leader in enterprise PLM software, welcomed Professor Dr.-Ing. Martin Eigner to the company’s Board of Advisors. Professor Eigner, an internationally recognized expert in PLM and model-based systems engineering, will work with Aras to build on the company’s track record of growth and global expansion, drive innovation in PLM technology, and foster a mutually beneficial, bi-directional relationship between commercial and university research.
On joining the Aras Board of Advisors, Professor Eigner said, “Aras is truly unique among PLM technology providers. Their approach, technology and business model provide enterprises with the advanced capabilities they want and the flexibility they need to take full advantage of emerging business opportunities. It is my pleasure to work with Aras and I look forward to helping shape the company’s future.”
Professor Martin Eigner is an expert in product lifecycle management and model-based systems engineering. Early is his career, Professor Eigner was head of Technical Data Processing in a division of Robert Bosch GmbH. In 1985 he founded EIGNER + PARTNER INC., which was later sold to ORACLE. In 2003 he founded EIGNER Engineering Consult, a consulting company for the optimization of engineering processes with a focus on Product Lifecycle Management. Since 1984 Professor Eigner has been lecturing at universities and has authored or co-authored 13 books and several papers on CAD/PDM/PLM, IT in Engineering, and Model-Based Systems Engineering. At present Professor Eigner holds the chair in virtual product development at the University of Kaiserslautern.
“We are pleased and honored to welcome Martin to the Aras family,” said Peter Schroer, president of Aras. “He is a visionary in the industry who takes a pragmatic approach to meeting the needs of the market and, personally, he is a longtime friend and mentor. I look forward to working with Martin as we deepen and enrich our relationships with academia, and develop the next generation of PLM technology, including systems engineering, Industry 4.0 and more.”
They offer the best product lifecycle management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Advanced PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and secure for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for companies of all sizes. Customers include GE, GETRAG, Hitachi, Honda, Motorola, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, Textron and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass.