Ascheberg, June 21, 2018 – After 23 years at the helm of Ascheberg-based Software Company Data Design System GmbH (DDS), Nils Kverneland hands over management to Hagen Lotz as of July 1st, 2018. Kverneland will retire in November 2018. Until then, he remains active as a member of the Norwegian management of the DDS Group.
As co-founder of DDS parent company Data Design System ASA in Klepp, Norway, Nils Kverneland has been working with the software house since 1984. He spearheaded the company's expansion to the German market in 1995 and ran all business of the newly founded German subsidiary. Under his management, DDS also opened an Austrian branch in Leonding and a Dutch office in Utrecht.
During Kverneland's term of office, DDS introduced its own software solution for MEP project design, the DDS-CAD product family, to the German-speaking market first, followed by international markets. Since then, DDS has continuously expanded its own market position. Today, the BIM software DDS-CAD is one of the leading software solutions for designing MEP projects.
Hagen Lotz has been acting as the future managing director of DDS since the beginning of 2018. The 50-year old business economist has extensive experience in senior management positions – the past 13 years as Regional Director Europe at software firm Bentley Systems.
"I am very pleased, that we were able to interest Hagen Lotz in working at the DDS management," Kverneland states. "Not only is he exceptionally well-versed professionally, but also fits in perfectly with our team. – He has everything it takes to keep the company on a healthy path of growth."
About Data Design System
With the product family “DDS-CAD”, Data Design System (DDS) develops modular software solutions for the complete, interdisciplinary design of building services (MEP).
DDS-CAD solutions are available for the areas of sanitary, heating, air-conditioning, ventilation, electrical installations as well as photovolatic and lightning systems. All licensed packages are characterzied as individual, modular system solutions with an optimal price/performance ratio. In addition to MEP consultants and contractors, faciltity managers, industry and educational institutes are among the DDS customers.
DDS is one of the pioneers of Building Information Modeling (BIM). DDS-CAD solutions support this advanced approach to building design since its beginnings.
The DDS headquarters was founded in 1984 in Norway. Since then, DDS stands for precision, quality and innovation. With over 15.000 installed user-workstations throughout Europe, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand, the company is one of the leading software companies in the field of electrical and HVAC planning.