January 21, 2021 – Ness, a global provider of digital transformation solutions, has appointed Berthold Puchta as global industry lead, manufacturing & transportation. In this role, Berthold Puchta will drive strategy and growth for Ness’ various engagements in the manufacturing and transportation segment.
“Ness’ end-to-end expertise creating strategic software products and solutions and experience leading organizations through digital transformation and pushing international expansion is well suited to the current demands of the manufacturing and transportation industries,” said Berthold Puchta. “I look forward to working with their world-class cloud services, AI and data analytics teams to enable customers to achieve their business goals by driving product innovation, enhancing production and extending supply chains.”
Berthold Puchta joins Ness with more than 25 years of experience across information and communications technology, engineering and operations, driving excellent service for both customers and suppliers. He most recently served as vice president and global industry lead for the transportation sector at QuEST Global Engineering, and as executive vice president of the global automotive division of ESG Electronic System and Logistics Group. In these roles he spearheaded their global automotive business in Europe, the United States and China, and built the companies’ strategic vision in connected car and automated driving segment. Previously, he has held executive and senior leadership positions with leading industry and technology companies across North America, Asia, and Europe, including Porsche, Daimler, HP, T-Systems and CSC. Berthold Puchta is a graduate in aeronautical engineering from the University of Stuttgart, and an alumnus of INSEAD.
“We see tremendous opportunity to provide digital services and solutions to manufacturers and transportation companies. Berthold will play an instrumental role in growing our business globally to better serve our customers that are creating new products and services around digital platforms,” said Pete Rogers, EVP & General Manager Western Europe Business Unit at Ness. “His experience in serving industrial OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers across the globe will help us to continue to build comprehensive and high value-add solutions and services.”
Berthold Puchta will be based out of Munich, Germany. Ness has innovation centers and delivery teams throughout Europe in regions known for their engineering talent and industrial expertise, including eight offices across Germany, Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia.
About Ness Digital Engineering
Ness is a digital solutions company with product engineering in our DNA backed by a global collective of software engineers, data experts, user experience designers and innovators. Combining core competence in engineering with the latest in digital technology, we build customer-facing platforms and software products that help businesses thrive in the digital economy. As your tech partner, we help engineer your company’s future with cloud and data. For more information, visit www.ness.com.