Luxembourg, October 2020 – Wordbee announced the appointment of Andre Hemker as new Chief Executive Officer as of October 1, 2020 taking over from José Vega.
José co-founded the Luxembourg based software company together with CTO Stephan Böhmig in 2008 and has been CEO ever since. In his twelve years as Wordbee CEO he led the company from being the first cloud based TMS on the market to becoming a leading player in the translation technology space. He will continue as chair of the company’s Board of Directors, playing an advisory role and overseeing the actions taken by the executives.
In preparation for José’s retirement it was only natural to find a new CEO for the translation management software company. “The search criteria was simple: we needed a driven, innovative thinker that can rally the troops, someone who can quickly get a firm grasp of the market we’re in and get our teams moving in the right direction”, says Jose, “Andre has all of these qualifications. Plus, he’s got a great sense of humor.”
Andre Hemker, founder and CEO of Wordcraft, a language service provider based in Germany, has been a trusted partner and client of Wordbee for many years. When he first started working with Wordbee he was instantly impressed, “It was the first time that I saw that someone looked at the entire translation process holistically from the moment you receive an order from the client all the way to writing your invoice at the end.”
Having a broad understanding of the language industry and its needs, as well as knowing the Wordbee technologies almost inside-out, Andre made the perfect fit for the role of CEO.
Moving forward, Andre’s vision is clear, “The most significant change that I want to bring as the new CEO is unconditional user focus. We cannot wait for the perfect moment to incorporate necessary changes. Let’s take the moment and make it perfect.”
Established in 2008, Wordbee is a Luxembourg based Translation Technology company that develops Wordbee Translator, a collaborative translation editor (CAT) and project management solution, as well as Wordbee Beebox, a content connector that interfaces with the most popular CMS software on the market. Wordbee helps enterprises, language service providers, and public institutions to implement high-performance translation management technologies.
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