Unycom Names Don Manvel New CEO to Expand Global Footprint

Top Quote Unycom has officially announced that Don Manvel will become its new CEO, effective immediately. The move comes as the innovative IP management company expands its global footprint in order to better serve the international-market needs of its worldwide customers. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 23, 2013 - Graz, Austria - Mr. Manvel, who brings broad experience in international business, will spearhead the global expansion of Unycom, with a special focus on the U.S. market. Manvel, most recently Chairman and CEO of AVL Americas, has held a variety of senior executive positions in various parts of the world throughout his career. He worked closely on the first self-balancing, electric transportation device - the Segway Human Transporter, as well as being a member of the group that engineered the first successful bailout and turnaround of Chrysler Corporation. He also helped orchestrate the merger of Daimler and Chrysler in South America. Under his leadership at AVL, the company has grown significantly in the United States, becoming well known for the next-generation technological and engineering solutions it provides for its blue-chip OEM customers.

    Manvel succeeds Unycom co-founder and CEO Mr. Heinrich Schlünken, who is shifting his focus to concentrate on special projects of the company, providing his expertise and extensive knowledge.

    "As we continue to grow, Don's proven track record working in several global companies, as well as his intimate knowledge of the American marketplace, will be invaluable for Unycom," said Schlünken. He added that there are already a number of innovative projects in the Unycom pipeline, and that Don's addition will help position the team for future product launches.

    These management changes underscore Unycom's desire to stimulate innovation, foster cooperation with partners and explore new solutions for ever-increasing customer challenges. According to Mr. Hans-Jürgen Wels, Unycom's Chief Operating Officer, "Expanding globally is the next logical step in our company's growth and we are very happy to welcome Don on board."

    In his first official statement, Manvel outlined his long-term vision for the company: "Unycom has the people and the products to provide breakthrough solutions in IP management," he said. "My goal is to make Unycom the premier company customers turn to for best-in-class innovative IP solutions."

    About Unycom
    Unycom, founded in 2000 as a software company dedicated to the field of intellectual property (IP) management, has provided enterprise software solutions to some of the world's largest and most innovative businesses. The company benefits from its industry perspective and understands IP as an enterprise resource that has to be actively managed and aligned with corporate strategy. Unycom software follows a strategic approach on IP management, seamlessly integrating into existing IT landscapes. The company is headquartered in Graz, Austria with offices in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, CA.

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