May 7, 2021
Luxion appoints Claus Thorsgaard as CEO for the company.
Claus Thorsgaard joins Luxion with extensive, international leadership experience, most recently as CEO at Conscia, a European provider of security and IT infrastructure solutions. Prior to Conscia, Claus was executive VP of Global Sales at Deltek, a global provider of software and cloud-based business systems based in the U.S. Claus Thorsgaard will bring deep global software experience to the existing Luxion leadership guiding the team in the next growth phase.
Claus Thorsgaard takes over as CEO from the co-founders, Claus and Henrik Wann Jensen, who have led the company since its inception in 2003. The organizational change will ensure that Henrik and Claus Wann Jensen can dedicate their focus on further developing the software for 3D product design rendering, KeyShot, which is used by more than 10,000 customers globally and sold by resellers across 80+ countries.
In connection with the announcement, Henrik Wann Jensen says, “We are very excited to have Claus lead the team at Luxion. His extensive and proven track record in leading, growing and scaling global software organizations will be a strong asset to the company in the years to come.”
“Luxion is the undisputed global leader in advancing rendering and computer-based lighting simulation for product design. I am super excited to join a team that has demonstrated tremendous success over the years and established a very impressive list of well-known and loyal customers. Product innovation and customer focus will remain in focus in the coming years, where we expect to strengthen Luxion’s market position even further through double-digit growth and the introduction of a subscription-based business model,” says Claus Thorsgaard, appointed CEO.
New Board Members
In addition to the appointment of Claus Thorsgaard as CEO, Luxion also appoints Torben Brandt Munch as chairman and Mikael Boyum as an ordinary member of the Luxion Board of Directors. Both bring vast experience from international software companies: Torben Brandt Munch is former CEO at Itiviti, a leading provider of trading and connectivity technology to the capital markets industry and serves as chairman in several GRO Capital portfolio companies, and Mikael Boyum is CEO at Boyum IT Solutions, company in manufacturing, warehousing, and usability software solutions in the SAP Business One ecosystem.
“Claus has more than 25 years of experience from the IT industry, hereof almost 10 years in the US, which is currently our biggest market. His reputation for relentless dedication to customer success, strong commercial drive, and people-oriented leadership qualities makes him the ideal person to lead the team in the next phase of Luxion’s growth journey and I very much look forward to the partnership,” comments Torben Munch, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Luxion.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.