October 22, 2021
Aras announces that Roque Martin has joined the company as chief executive officer (CEO).
Martin succeeds Peter Schroer, the founder of Aras, who continues to be actively engaged with the company through his role on the Aras Board of Directors. Schroer's focus now shifts from day-to-day execution to corporate strategy and growth planning. The transition is effective immediately.
“I’m extremely proud of the results our team has accomplished for our customers, and I look forward to continued innovation as we welcome Roque to Aras,” says Schroer. “Roque’s experience working with the largest enterprise customers and most complex use cases makes him ideally suited to drive Aras’ future growth, scalability, and industry leadership.”
“Peter and the Aras team have built an amazing business that delivers unmatched value to customers by enabling more agile digitalization than previously possible,” said Roque Martin, newly appointed CEO of Aras. “As Aras continues to disrupt the market with its open, low-code platform, I’m excited to work with the Aras community to build upon this momentum as we transform the way the world makes products.”
Martin joins Aras from PTC, where he was the general manager of the division that delivers systems and software engineering solutions for manufacturers of advanced products. Prior to PTC, Martin was at IBM for 25 years where he contributed to their software as a service (SaaS), acquisition integration and competitive intelligence strategies. Roque has a proven track record of penetrating new markets, driving profitable growth and scaling globally.
“With his extensive engineering software leadership experience, Roque will play a critical role in delivering value to customers, scaling the company for sustainable growth, and building the workforce of the future,” says Travis Pearson, managing director and co-head of Private Equity at GI Partners and Member of the Board of Directors at Aras. “We thank Peter for his vision and leadership, and for his ongoing contributions as a member of the Board.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.