“Europe represents a major opportunity for ECI as we continue to grow into global markets,” said Trevor Gruenewald, ECI’s CEO. “Aldo’s impressive track record of directing high growth companies in multiple sectors makes us confident that he will help ECI continue to scale globally.”
“I’ve spent my career in dynamic, fast-growing software companies, so ECI’s mission to provide the industry-specific technology that small and medium manufacturers need to grow made this opportunity a perfect fit,” Veenstra said. “I am excited to join the ECI team at this point of global expansion and am eager to contribute to the business’s growth moving forward.”
Veenstra holds a Master of Science degree in management from Nyenrode University and has more than 25 years’ experience as a leader in the software and services industry, having worked in both the U.K. and The Netherlands.
During his career, he has worked for software companies such as ICL, Getronics, ADP and Unit4 in sales, operational and general leadership roles, said the firm.
Under the leadership of Veenstra’s predecessor, Gino Keijzer, ECI said its manufacturing division in Europe experienced high growth over the past seven years. Recent wins include the acquisition of MyProduction – an Oslo, Norway-based provider of integrated cloud solutions for manufacturing and logistics companies in the Nordics.
Headquartered in Fort Worth, ECI Software Solutions, for more than 30 years, provides industry-specific business software solutions and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies. Privately held, ECI has offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, the Netherlands and Australia.