Kalypso Announces Addition of New PLM Services Director, Norbert Schlecht

December 13, 2010

Industry expert bring 30 years of experience to Kalypso Europe

Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS – Kalypso, the world's premier innovation consulting firm, announced today that Norbert Schlecht has joined the firm as a manager and director of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) services in their European Management Consulting practice.

The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine a depth of experience in select industries with unparalleled expertise in product and process innovation. Norbert brings 30 years of industry experience to Kalypso's clients. He has extensive experience in PLM processes, change management, process reengineering, complexity and requirements management, and project and program management.

“Norbert has a proven track record of delivering outstanding PLM results across a wide range of industries,” said Niels Ebbing, partner at Kalypso Europe. “His deep industry experience and PLM expertise will bolster our PLM technology practice.”

Prior to joining Kalypso, Norbert spent 10 years with Atos Origin and Oracle as business unit manager and PLM Consulting practice director. He helped companies in the medical device, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, high tech electronics, aerospace, and machinery industries to optimize critical business processes and to develop their long-term PLM strategies. Prior to Atos Origin he held a variety of management positions in marketing, consulting, product and project management.

Norbert is based in Munich, Germany. He has a degree as Mechanical Engineer from the Technical University of Clausthal.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance by delivering on the promise of innovation. Kalypso offers clients full service capabilities including Business and Innovation Strategy, Front End of Innovation, Portfolio and Pipeline Management, Development and New Product Introduction, Value Management, PLM Technology, Leadership and Learning, and Intellectual Property Management.