Johan Salenstedt to drive Configit’s global expansion in the rapidly growing configuration software market
Copenhagen, Denmark – August 20 2019 — Configit A/S, the global leader in Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM), announced today Johan Salenstedt will be Configit’s new CEO, effective 16 September 2019. Henrik Reif Andersen, founder and current CEO, will transition to a new role of Chief Strategy Officer, working closely with Mr. Salenstedt to develop and execute the company’s strategy.
“I’m very excited to join the Configit team,” said Johan Salenstedt. “Configit already has an impressive customer list of global Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, but this is only a beginning. The potential is huge and I look forward to joining a team of ambitious and highly competent people that can take this very far.“
Most recently at the US-owned business analytics company Qlik, Mr. Salenstedt has successfully built and grown software companies for more than 20 years.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Johan as new CEO,” commented Henrik Reif Andersen, founder and outgoing CEO of Configit. “There is a huge potential for Configit’s mission critical software in a market where industrial manufacturing companies and automotive manufacturers are going through big digital transformations of products and business processes to meet new market demands. With Johan on board, Configit can move to the next level of global expansion.”
Configit provides software that helps companies manage their complex configurable products from engineering to sales, manufacturing and after-sales service. Customers including Jaguar Land Rover, ABB, Vestas, Siemens, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Krone, Viessmann, and John Deere all rely on Configit’s software for critical phases of developing, selling and manufacturing their products.
“Configit has a unique software solution enabling manufacturing companies to develop their configurable products and associated business processes to meet the market needs for digital products and services,“ says Allan J. Vestergaard, Chairman of the Board. “I’m confident that with Johan joining the team, we have an organization that is ready to unleash the full potential of the value Configit’s software can generate for some of the world’s largest companies.”
Configit is the global leader in Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions and a supplier of business-critical software for the configuration of complex products. All Configit products are based on the patented Virtual Tabulation® technology, which has redefined product configuration by offering greater speed and better handling of complexity. Virtual Tabulation® enables Configit to deliver powerful, easy-to-use configuration solutions to market-leading global enterprises.