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PROSTEP AG Announces Retirement of Board Member Reinhard Betz

DARMSTADT, Germany, Aug 4, 2021 – Reinhard Betz, a member of the executive board of PROSTEP AG and responsible for finance and human resources, went into his well-deserved retirement on July 31 of this year. For almost 24 years, Betz has played an important part in helping the company become a leading PLM consulting and software company, rendering outstanding service to personnel development and human resources management. PROSTEP will be using the departure of its long-serving board member as an opportunity to redistribute responsibilities within the board.


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Betz has been a member of the company’s management team since November 1997, when the company was still called PROSTEP Produktdatentechnologie GmbH. Transformation of the limited liability company (GmbH) into a stock corporation (AG) and the move to new and larger business premises were important milestones in the successful development of the company, in which Betz played a major role. He also put many business processes, which at that time were still paper or Excel-based, on a new, digital footing with the introduction of Navision. Finding qualified employees for PROSTEP was of particular importance to him.

“PROSTEP owes Reinhard Betz a great deal, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank him,” says Dr. Bernd Pätzold, CEO of PROSTEP AG. “We wish him all the best for his well-deserved retirement and hope he will enjoy it together with his family for many years to come.”

Following Betz’s departure, PROSTEP, in consultation with the company’s supervisory board, will again reduce the size of the executive board and distribute responsibilities between the two remaining members. In addition to his other duties, such as sales and delivery, projects, marketing, product management and development, and responsibility for PROSTEP Inc. in the USA, Dr. Karsten Theis will in future also be responsible for human resources. As chairman of the executive board, Pätzold will also assume responsibility for finance and controlling. With the new distribution of responsibilities, the executive board is also responding to the challenges posed by the digital transformation, which demands even greater agility on the part of the company.

About PROSTEP Inc.

PROSTEP Inc., the fastest growing PLM solutions, systems integration, and migration consultant in the North American region for the discrete manufacturing industry, is the wholly-owned subsidiary of leading global parent company PROSTEP AG.

Located in the US automotive industry hub, Troy, MI, PROSTEP provides PLM solutions across industries including AutomotiveAerospaceShipbuilding, and other manufacturing.

For more information about PROSTEP Inc., visit


PROSTEP AG is recognized as a partner to the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. We count the top companies in this industry among our customers. PROSTEP is an independent consulting and solution development company but also supplies ready-made product solutions. Our strength lies in a combination of industry-specific expertise, process know-how and technological competence. We offer our customers competent consultancy services, a comprehensive range of other services, and innovative solutions covering every aspect of product lifecycle management.

The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 280 in Germany and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Saarbrucken, Stuttgart, and Wolfsburg, as well as in Birmingham, Michigan (USA). For more information, visit

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