Manufacturing AUTOMATION

AVEVA adds four new senior roles to its executive leadership team

May 26, 2023
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

AVEVA has reportedly strengthened its leadership team with four new senior executive roles as the company drives forward its new business model.

The move follows the announcement in March of the company’s new CEO Caspar Herzberg. Herzberg took over as CEO of AVEVA from Peter Herweck, now its chairperson. Herweck officially started as CEO of parent company Schneider Electric on May 4.

Sue Quense, currently AVEVA’s senior vice-president of Americas, takes on the newly created role of chief commercial officer responsible for sales, customer success and technical support. Quense, based in Philadelphia, U.S.A., has spent more than three decades in software sales leadership roles. She was a driving force at OSIsoft, which merged with AVEVA in 2021 to meet the expanding industrial intelligence of global enterprises and accelerate the evolution of the connected industrial economy.

Marco Mueller joins AVEVA as chief marketing officer and will be based in London, U.K. He was formerly senior vice-president of global demand marketing at ServiceNow, a cloud computing platform company headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley, for two and half years. Before that, Mueller spent more than a decade in marketing executive roles with SAP, a specialist in enterprise application software where he led marketing teams across the globe. He began his career as a management consultant at Accenture in the high-tech and consumer products industries.


With AVEVA’s goal to support end-to-end product innovation, the research and development (R&D) function and project delivery services will come together with the business units and portfolio management teams under the leadership of Rob McGreevy, chief product officer.

Iju Raj, who has spent the last five years heading up AVEVA’s cloud platform, takes on the role of executive vice-president for R&D and will report to McGreevy. Based in India, Raj will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and operations of R&D, driving efficient development processes, programs and software innovation.

Caspar Herzberg, CEO of AVEVA, said: “This is a pivotal moment in AVEVA’s 55-year heritage as a leading innovator of software and industrial sustainability. We are undergoing a portfolio-wide transition to a subscription-based business model, and I’m delighted to be adding such expertise and experience to the top table to further strengthen our growth plans. To accelerate access to modern solutions and meet dynamic business needs, customers can trade in their existing perpetual licenses for subscriptions spanning any mix of cloud, hybrid, and on-premises solutions across the design-operate-optimize industrial lifecycle. Sue, Marco, Rob and Iju will be instrumental in further enhancing our leadership team and driving growth.”

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