Ventyx, an ABB company, has appointed Jeff Ray CEO. He will report to Jens Birgersson, head of ABB’s network management business unit. Ray brings to Ventyx more than 30 years of management experience in the global enterprise software industry.
“Jeff is a talented leader with a strong track record of driving business growth,” Birgersson said. “His proven performance and expertise in managing global software businesses make him the ideal person to lead Ventyx to the next phase of its growth and leadership in the emerging market for industrial enterprise software.”
Ray joins Ventyx from Dassault Systàƒ¨mes, a $2.4 billion software firm where he served as executive vice president of geographic operations and was a member of the firm’s executive committee. Prior, he served as CEO of SolidWorks, a global engineering software firm and division of Dassault Systàƒ¨mes.
“Ventyx is uniquely positioned to lead the market taking shape around industrial software,” Ray said. “The convergence of Ventyx’s comprehensive portfolio of information technology with ABB’s world-leading operations technology solutions —all under one roof — has created a powerhouse combination that will underpin some of our customers’ most strategic initiatives. Ventyx has a tremendous opportunity in this emerging software market. I’m excited to take the helm at such a critical juncture and work with our talented team to take the business to its next stage of growth.”