November 7, 2019
Document and Imaging management industry veteran Barry Löwer has been tapped as the new Chief Sales Officer (CSO). In this position, Löwer will be responsible for planning and coordinating Y Soft’s sales and business development activities across the entire Y Soft product portfolio, as well as helping lead Y Soft’s growth trajectory.
Before joining Y Soft, Löwer spent two years running international customer success and advocacy for Nuance Communications’ Imaging Division, later Kofax, which acquired the division in 2018. In the seven years before Nuance Communications, Löwer overlooked EMEA sales for its Imaging Division. Before that, Löwer spent time at Equitrac Corporation, where he established its presence in the EMEA region and led its revenue-generating activities and expansion.
“I am delighted to be leading Y Soft’s global sales team and am looking forward to working with the team to support and develop Y Soft’s global partner network. There is fantastic potential and opportunity for Y Soft and partners to realize in the digital office solutions market. By bringing together innovative technology and outstanding pre- and post-sales support, Y Soft and partners can deliver significant benefits to customers,” Löwer commented.
Y Soft recently announced that its IOTA Hardware division, which produces card readers, 3D printers, external terminals, and edge devices, had increased its percentage of overall sales to 21 percent. Due to this growth, Ond?ej Župka was hired for the newly created role of Vice President of Manufacturing to lead Y Soft’s growing manufacturing operations and strategy.
Župka brings 18 years of large-scale manufacturing experience with companies such as TE Connectivity, Honeywell, Celestica, and Flextronics. He is tasked with scaling Y Soft manufacturing for future growth by increasing automation, standardising quality management, optimising production planning, and further developing the manufacturing for start-ups from the Y Soft Ventures portfolio.
“Y Soft has a strong manufacturing business here in the Czech Republic,” Župka stated. “I am very proud and humbled to lead the team that is producing the hardware for YSoft SafeQ, YSoft Labs, and Y Soft Venture’s portfolio companies.”
“I believe that Barry and Ond?ej bring the necessary on the ground experience that will help us execute on anticipated growth and to capitalise on the opportunities ahead of us,” said Václav Muchna, CEO and Co-Founder, Y Soft. “Both positions help us meet the needs of partners and customers and prime us for our growth strategy.”
With the appointment of Barry Löwer into the position of CSO, Lukáš Ma?ásek will move to the position of Chief of Staff, Global Sales, and will leverage his relationships and internal knowledge to support Y Soft’s regional sales teams, their partners and customers.
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