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Management

Meet the Management

The Minerva Management team combines deep experience from the manufacturing industry and frommajor software companies, which makes them highly competent at optimizing processes and systems within product development, manufacturing operations, supply chain and quality management.

As the leading service provider of Enterprise PLM software solutions, Minerva's executive team are executing a successful growth strategy based on sound and profitable business fundamentals. The strategy has secured Minerva's position as one of Europe´s largest and fastest growing Enterprise PLM vendors.

Asger Thierry

CEO & Founder

Asger Thierry brings over 25 years of experience in developing companies and market penetration, with a tight focus on sales excellence and strategic company development.

With an Electronic Engineering background combined with a commercial degree and a ICF coaching education, Asger Thierry has gained experience from management positions primarily related to sales and marketing in Alcatel, CII Bull, Honeywell Bull, Siemens, Lectra systems, and Hewlett Packard.

Asger Thierry holds external board positions as chairman and member in several companies, including Denmark's largest Lawyer company.

Leon Lauritsen

Vice President & Partner

Leon Lauritsen contributes to the Minerva management team with a broad business background adding experience from previous employment in large companies such as Logica, ranging all the way from programming to business consulting, project management and business development. These experiences and his result-oriented focus have been decisive for the success of Minerva's new product lines and expansion in various geographic regions.

Founded as an IT programmer, Leon Lauritsen has supplied that with both a diploma in IT and Economics (HD-IØ) at Copenhagen Business School and an Executive MBA at Henley Management College.

Customers as well as Minerva, gain significant benefits from Leon´s very result orientated focus as a previous successful elite sportsman.

 

Pauli Vadstrup

Vice President Operations & Partner

With more than 20 years of experience in implementing ERP and PLM enterprise software globally, Pauli Vadstrup brings extensive expertise in professional services, including program- and project management as well as business and technical consulting. Pauli have worked together with many different companies and people in different industries, regions and cultures.

With a background in IT and Business, Pauli started his career as an IT Programmer / Project Manager at Danish Supermarket (Retail Industry). At Minerva, Pauli is responsible for all projects, consultancy, and managing existing accounts.

Peter Moldrup

Vice President of Business Development

Peter has been in Minerva for 10 years throughout which he has brought comprehensive management experience from his senior positions in professional services and sales in various industries as well as from his Military background.

Being a true pioneer, Peter started delivering PLM from its very beginning in 2000. His experience of implementing and using Product Lifecycle Management across operations in many mid- and large-size companies has been crucial for Minerva’s business development.  

With his education as a Civil Engineer, Officer education in the Danish army, HD in Organization, and Master in Finance, Peter has built up solid knowledge in the IT and Medical Device industries, which brings significant benefits not only to Minerva but also to all our customers.

Thomas Skogen

Sales & Marketing Director

Thomas brings experience from his background in Supply Chain and Manufacturing Optimization, where he has helped several global companies optimize their internal and external business processes. Thomas experience originates mainly from the Electronic & High-Tech and Medical Device Industries. This combined with his experience within all levels of PLM implementations, provides a solid foundation for his current role of managing customer engagement, marketing and development of Minerva’s product range targeted towards Electronic & High Tech and Medical Device Industries.

Thomas comes with a background as an Electronics engineer, complemented with a Master in Technology Management. Thomas has held positions in multinational corporations such as Nilfisk, heading the internal optimization programs as well as the supply chain organization.

 

Anthony Ponceot

Director of Solution Architects

Anthony has a background in engineering, with degrees in both Die Casting; Stamping Tool Design and in Production Systems; Engineering. These degrees provide Anthony with a good understanding of manufacturing processes and the challenges Minerva’s customers are facing every day.

Anthony has been teaching himself computer programming since his childhood, and the combination of engineering and manufacturing understanding and his deep knowledge of how to design good effective software solutions makes him ideal for development of a PLM solution.

At Minerva, Anthony is responsible for the technical solutions that are delivered by our operational team of Solutions Architects and Application Consultants, ensuring quality, scalability but also upgradability of the solutions.

Klaus Kirk Jensen

Chief Financial Officer

With his more than 10 years of experience in Finance and Business from both international corporations and small entrepreneurial start-ups, Klaus brings well-proven practices together with divergent ones. He is a very versatile, highly proactive, and working with various leadership and operational tasks person.

His pronounced winning instinct and work ethics are primarily built through his previous golf career at a top level as well as through his parents, who are merchants. Being raised in such a family has developed his constant drive for improving the business and customer satisfaction in everything he does.

His ability of seeing the big picture and understanding both business and internal environment together with his analytical and strategic thinking have been essential for optimizing and developing Minerva’s business.