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Lectra appoints Imran Ali as Sales Director for UK and Ireland

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Imran Ali and his team will reinforce Lectra’s relationships with its customers and deliver operational excellence

Lectra_Imran AliLondon, June 30, 2014 – Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—is pleased to announce the appointment of Imran Ali as Sales Director for UK and Ireland, reporting to Edouard Macquin, Worldwide Sales Director, Lectra.

Imran Ali’s nomination is part of Lectra’s strategy to strengthen its presence worldwide. His mission will be to lead Lectra’s team in developing long-term strategic relationships with customers in the UK and Ireland, providing them with unrivalled support in overcoming challenges and helping them develop future strategies.

“The dynamism of both UK and Ireland across each of Lectra’s core markets, in particular fashion, automotive and furniture, represents an exciting opportunity for Lectra,” said Edouard Macquin. “Imran’s appointment will be instrumental in reinforcing our operations in the region. His leadership will provide more customers with increasingly sophisticated solutions to improve quality and reduce time-to-market, while keeping costs under control.”

“Lectra’s priority is to help its customers in their quest for operational excellence, working hand in hand with them to fully optimize their businesses,” Imran Ali commented. “My teams objective is to contribute to their sustained competitiveness by delivering exceptional value. Our understanding of local market needs, combined with Lectra’s international expertise, cutting-edge technology offer and unparalleled consulting services present our customers with unique opportunities.”

Beginning his career 18 years ago within the financial services sector, Imran brings a wealth of sales and leadership experience to Lectra, working for companies such as Telewest Broadband and Thus Group Plc, responsible for the B2B market as a business development manager. In 2009, Imran joined Global Crossing / Level 3 and fast became a regional sales director where he was responsible for developing a sales organisation and growing revenues in the UK. Imran is a graduate in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bradford.

About Lectra

Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most advanced specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine industries, wind power and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in more than 100 countries with 1,400 employees and $270 million in 2013 revenues. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.

For more information, please visit www.lectra.com

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