Munich, November 4, 2019 – ALLPLAN, a global provider of Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for the AEC industry, has appointed Dr. Detlef Schneider as Chief Executive Officer, with effect from November 1, 2019. He will report to Viktor Várkonyi, Chief Division Officer, Planning & Design Division, and member of the Executive Board at the Nemetschek Group.
“Dr. Detlef Schneider joins ALLPLAN with more than 20 years of experience in the international software industry and with proven strategic competence. His demonstrated passion for solving engineering challenges by means of IT innovations deeply impressed me. I am sure our customers and partners will recognize the same dedication,” said Viktor Várkonyi. “Due to his results-oriented personality and proven track record in previous roles, I am firmly convinced that he will lead ALLPLAN on a steady and sustainable growth path. We look forward to working with him and wish him every success in his new role.”
Prior to ALLPLAN, Dr. Detlef Schneider held several executive roles in the software industry. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer at AutoForm, a Swiss-based simulation software provider for the sheet metal forming industry. He also served as Senior Vice President of EMEA operations and for Altair, an international provider of software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing (HPC) and data intelligence. Before taking this role, Dr. Detlef Schneider spent 2.5 years in California, leading key innovations of Altair as Senior Vice President of software development. He has an Engineering degree and a PhD from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
“I have been very impressed by the ALLPLAN team because I immediately saw their dedication and commitment to serving customers and partners in the AEC industry,” says Dr. Detlef Schneider. “I am looking forward to pushing the boundaries of digitalization to address the challenges of the market and continue to provide excellent BIM solutions for architects and engineers. Therefore, I am very confident that with an extremely knowledgeable and experienced team we will continue the company's success story by supporting our customers on their digital journey.”