Scottish software company E-Max Systems has appointed Robert Johnston as its new managing director.
He takes over from Emilio Fazzi, who has served in the position since the company’s inception in 1998.
Fazzi will move to the role of chairman, focusing on the strategic development of the company.
Both will be located at E-Max’s head office within the Scottish Enterprise Technology Park in East Kilbride.
Johnston has been working alongside Fazzi to ensure a smooth transition of the business and continuity of leadership.
He has held multiple positions within E-Max since joining the company in 2007 as a technical support analyst, including technical manager and most recently as operations director.
Prior to joining E-Max, Johnston held roles in database development and information analysis.
“Last year was one of the most challenging years we have faced, at both individual and business level, but through the hard work and commitment of everyone at E-Max, we successfully weathered the storm,” he commented.
“We are already seeing a fantastic start to 2021, surpassing expectations and I am confident we will continue to build on this success and drive the company forward.”
E-Max Systems has been designing, developing and supporting its proprietary enterprise resource planning (ERP) and materials resource planning (MRP) systems for manufacturing and engineering businesses since it was founded by engineers Emilio Fazzi and Charles Kerr.
The company’s flagship software solution, E-Max ERP, is used by hundreds of businesses across the UK and internationally.
Fazzi commented: “It is with great pleasure that I announce Robert’s appointment – he has made an immense contribution to E- Max Systems during his time with the company and has built a strong team that will continue to drive E-Max forward.
“We have exciting and ambitious plans for the future, as we harness the power of new technologies and evolve our software to keep it at the forefront of technology.
“We want our customers, both existing and new, to be the real beneficiaries of our success as they continue to improve their efficiency and reduce waste.”
The company has UK offices in Glasgow, Stockton-on-Tees and Cardiff, with a further base in Perth, Australia.
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