Cable manufacturing software expert appoints new Development Manager

Cimteq, leading worldwide provider of software solutions specific to the cable manufacturing industry, has appointed a new Development Manager to drive improved product quality through the introduction of Agile working processes into the business.

Rob Cox joins Cimteq with over 20 years’ practical experience working in the software industry. He brings with him a wealth of IT and software development knowledge, which he has gained in a variety of roles including development, testing, project implementation and project management, working across a wide range of sectors. Rob will be responsible for the ongoing development of Cimteq’s software products and the management of the development team. He will drive company-wide quality improvements, and define and manage its business processes, methodologies and working practices.

One of the key challenges Rob plans to address is improving the alignment between the business and IT objectives, Rob aims to do this by introducing Agile methodology into the business. Rob explains: ‘I have joined Cimteq at a really exciting time, and I am keen to add value and contribute to the growth of the business. I believe that introducing Agile working processes into the business will quickly demonstrate quantifiable benefits to our customers, our employees and ultimately the overall company. Enhancing our software development processes and working practices will enable us to continually inspect, adapt and improve our software delivery mechanism and product offerings to the market place.”

Commenting on Rob’s appointment, Robert Douglass, Operations Director at Cimteq explains: “We are delighted to welcome Rob on board as our Development Manager, he brings a wealth of IT experience covering all aspects of the development lifecycle and project management.  His appointment will oversee Cimteq’s transition to an Agile methodology and the inherent business benefits that this will bring.

Cimteq offers software solutions to the cable manufacturing industry. CableBuilder is designed to meet the demand within the cable manufacturing industry to simplify the complex management of cable design data. It supports this process from the initial design concept all the way through to delivering the full bill-of-materials directly to the ERP system and provides accurate costings, waste reduction and automation of labour-intensive tasks. CableMES was developed as a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) specifically for the wire and cable manufacturing industry. By maximizing plant production, improving quality, reducing inventory and ensuring on-time delivery, it is able to achieve a very quick return on investment.