SOURCE: Altran


February 08, 2016 09:00 ET

25-Year Technology Industry Veteran, Rob Vatter, Named CEO of Altran North America

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - February 08, 2016) -  Altran, a global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, recently announced that Rob Vatter has been appointed chief executive officer, Altran North America and joins the Altran Group Management Committee. Vatter succeeds Tim Bowe in this role. Tim Bowe will assume the role of Group EVP, Americas and Asia effective February 1, 2016, and joins the Altran Group Executive Committee.

As CEO, Vatter will oversee the corporate direction and strategy for Altran's business operations in North America, focused on providing technology consulting, managed product development, and engineering services to meet the evolving needs of clients in the aerospace, automotive, energy, intelligent manufacturing solutions, medical & life sciences, and telecom industries.

Vatter brings more than 25 years of experience in executive management, senior sales, operations, and marketing with leading software and managed technology service organizations to Altran. He joins Altran from ATOS where he served as senior vice president and general manager of the $1.9B North American managed services business unit for three years. Previously, Vatter worked at Hewlett-Packard for eight years holding several senior management roles including vice president/general manager of the HP Enterprise Services business unit. Prior to HP, Vatter spent 13 years with AT&T where he was vice president and general manager responsible for driving revenue and profit growth for various organizations within AT&T. He will report to Tim Bowe, newly appointed Group EVP, Americas and Asia.

"The Altran 2020. Ignition strategy is a bold plan and the road that lies ahead for North America is incredibly exciting," said Rob Vatter, CEO, Altran North America. "My experience with managed technology service organizations will provide a great foundation for ensuring our clients develop the solutions required by today's challenging, disruptive markets."

"Rob's record of driving corporate growth speaks for itself," said Tim Bowe, Group EVP Americas and Asia. "I am confident that he will continue to unlock new opportunities for us in North America as we work to expand our offerings both within our current client base and beyond. I look forward to working closely with him as we implement our strategy for accelerated growth worldwide."

About Altran

As a global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, Altran offers its clients a new way to innovate by developing the products and services of tomorrow. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrailization. For over thirty years, the Group has provided its expertise to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway, and Telecoms sectors, among others. In 2015, the Altran group generated revenues of $2.1B. With a headcount of nearly 26,000 employees, Altran is present in more than 20 countries.

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