Netia appoints Thierry Gandilhon as managing director
WORLD: Thierry Gandilhon has joined Netia as its new managing director. Mr Gandilhon reportedly brings more than 25 years of technical experience to the role in the field of software development, together with a strong track record for building successful technology companies. He will be based out of the manufacturer’s head office in Claret, France.
‘Thierry is an exciting addition to the company, as he has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to lead companies to success through technical excellence,’ said Philippe Fort, president of Netia. ‘His tremendous experience developing computer software in multicultural environments and his dedication to using complex technologies to create simple yet powerful solutions make him a smart fit for Netia, and we're looking forward to achieving further success with the benefit of his guidance.’
Before joining the company Mr Gandilhon co-founded Eptica, a provider of multichannel customer interaction software, where he served as executive vice president and chief technology officer (CTO). Prior to that, he was the vice president and CTO at MATRAnet, CTO at Step One/Sharing Technologies, and R&D director at Business Objects.
‘I am passionate about building simple solutions that fit the market and customer need using complex technologies. I see this same dedication at Netia,’ said Mr Gandilhon. ‘I firmly believe that technology is not an end, but rather a means, and Netia's product portfolio has enormous potential. Great things lie ahead for the company, and I am eager to be part of this future.’