Karl Heinz Zachries (*1960) founded CONTACT Software GmbH in 1990 shortly after completing his studies in information technology with special focus on software engineering. From a start-up with only three employees and a focus on CAD data management, he developed the company to become one of the market's leading PDM/PLM suppliers. His guiding principles are entrepreneurialism, responsibility for his employees, commitment to his customers and perseverance in achieving his aims.
At CONTACT Software since 1990
Ralf Holtgrefe supervises the daily administrative and operational functions of CONTACT.
At CONTACT Software since 2007
Maximilian Zachries manages the acquisition of new customers and the relationship with existing customers across the globe.
At CONTACT Software since 1992
Frank Patz-Brockmann leads the product development and directs CONTACT's software innovation, architecture and engineering.
At CONTACT Software since 2003
Dr. Udo Göbel oversees the fulfillment of customer projects and orders with focus on project management, consulting, implementation and training.
At CONTACT Software since 2020
Frank Steffens takes care of all operative and strategic finance and performance subjects for all companies of the CONTACT Group.
At CONTACT Software since 2023
Holger Horn is responsible for the strategic transformation of the CONTACT Group to lay the organizational foundation for future growth.
At CONTACT Software since 1998
Thomas König is responsible for organizing the specification of CONTACT's product vision and defines the what and when of the products together with the software development teams.
At CONTACT Software since 2013
Dr. Patrick Müller is responsible for the strategic innovation roadmap, aligned with research, software development an corporate decisions at CONTACT.
At CONTACT Software since 2018
Dr. Andreas Müller is responsible for defining and executing CONTACT's communication strategy for its brands, products and service offerings.