Zemax Names Ove E. Schuett as Chief Revenue Officer
KIRKLAND, Wash., March 10, 2020 – Zemax, the global leader in optical product design software, announced that Ove E. Schuett has been named Chief Revenue Officer.
Ove Schuett brings an extensive background of sales leadership, business development and operations experience to Zemax. In his role he will oversee and be responsible for Zemax’s global revenue-generating sales and sales operations functions. Most recently, he served as the VP Sales Strategic Accounts, Americas for Dassault Systemes.
“Ove is a recognized and successful leader with extensive experience in product, business development, and sales operations with a proven ability to develop and lead highly effective sales organizations” said S. Subbiah, CEO of Zemax. “We welcome him to the Zemax team and look forward to his leadership as we expand our footprint in the optical design software industry.”
Prior to Zemax, Ove Schuett spent nearly two decades in a variety of senior sales leadership roles at Dassault Systèmes. In addition to growing revenues with named global strategic accounts, he transformed the business for a named account territory from a brand and product sales strategy to platform-based enterprise sales, and while being the Vice President of the CATIA Brand transformed the CAD-focused sales organization into a solution-selling organization. Prior to Dassault Systèmes, Schuett also held operations, business development and sales leadership roles with Eigner and Partner, Engineering Animation Inc. aka EAI, and Schlumberger CAD/CAM.
“Zemax has built a leading platform for optical product design that delivers significant value for customers,” said Ove Schuett, Chief Revenue Officer, Zemax. “We have the potential to transform how optical and product engineering teams get their work done every day. I am excited to join the incredible team and be a part of an exciting product portfolio with a massive market opportunity ahead of us.”
ON Partners and partners Jeff Hocking and John Morrow are proud to have partnered with Zemax and Ove E. Schuett on this successful placement. Hocking and Morrow previously partnered with Zemax on the executive placement of S. Subbiah, who is currently the CEO of Zemax.
Zemax’s industry-leading optical product design software, OpticStudio®, OpticsViewer™ and OpticsBuilder™, helps optical and product engineering teams turn their ideas into reality through virtual prototyping, which reduces design iterations and repeated prototypes, speeding time to market and reducing development costs. Acquired by EQT Partners in 2018, Zemax is headquartered in the Seattle, Washington, area and has offices in the UK, Japan, Taiwan, and China.
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