Plex Systems Appoints Fred Hehl Chief Sales Officer

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Proven leader brings two decades of global manufacturing, cloud software, and IIoT experience to Plex 

TROY, Mich., August 7, 2018 – Plex Systems, the leader in cloud ERP and MES for manufacturing, today named technology industry veteran Fred Hehl its chief sales officer, responsible for leading the company’s sales strategy and execution worldwide. He brings more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing enterprise technology and providing mission critical cloud systems to businesses around the globe.

Prior to joining Plex, Hehl led direct and channel sales at PTC, with responsibility for the company’s entire portfolio of solutions, including Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and PLM solutions, and the partner network, in the Americas and EMEA. Most recently, he ran global sales at Relativity, an e-discovery platform company, and for the leading business division of BMC, a multi-cloud management software firm.

Hehl holds a bachelor’s in business administration and management from Albion College.

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“Fred brings deep enterprise software experience, an understanding of what manufacturers need to run their businesses, and a track record of scaling global teams,” said Don Clarke, interim chief executive officer for Plex Systems. “Plex couldn’t ask for a better executive to catalyze Plex’s market leadership and long-term growth.”

“Plex is known for transforming manufacturing in the cloud, helping customers innovate and grow while redefining quality and efficiency,” said Hehl. “This is an exciting time in manufacturing, as IIoT and cloud computing converge to fuel a new era of innovation, and I couldn’t be happier to join the Plex team.”

“Plex is at the center of technology innovation in manufacturing, representing a multi-billion-dollar opportunity to move MES and ERP into the cloud to realize the potential associated with Industry 4.0,” said Petri Oksanen, partner at Francisco Partners and Plex Systems lead board director. “We are thrilled to welcome Fred and his high caliber of manufacturing and cloud experience to the Plex leadership team.”

About Plex Systems

Plex is the Manufacturing Cloud, delivering industry-leading ERP and manufacturing automation to nearly 600 companies across process and discrete industries. Plex pioneered Cloud solutions for the shop floor, connecting suppliers, machines, people, systems and customers with capabilities that are easy to configure, deliver continuous innovation and reduce IT costs. With insight that starts on the production line, Plex helps companies see and understand every aspect of their business ecosystems, enabling them to lead in an ever-changing market. Learn more at

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