Kenesto Appoints Vic Sanchez as the Chief Operating Officer

By CIOReview | Friday, April 17, 2015

WALTHAM, MA: — Kenesto, cloud provider of engineering data management and lifecycle collaboration, announces that software veteran Vic Sanchez joins Kenesto as Chief Operating Officer reporting to CEO Mike Payne.

“The timing was perfect,” says Payne, “Vic has a proven track record of delivering worldwide strategic sales direction for organizations specializing in SaaS, manufacturing and engineering. With Vic’s global experience in generating traction using all sales channels and expertise in deploying Inbound and outbound marketing through social media channels, we feel he brings tremendous assets to Kenesto.”

Apart from serving on numerous boards, Sanchez has held many executive roles for many companies such as: HP, Silicon Graphics, Autodesk, Newforma, Inforbix, IRISmaps, Assemble Systems and more.

With the recent release of Kenesto Drive and the traction we’re making in the SMB market and CAD user communities, the engineering industry is seeing some incredible changes,” adds Payne. “Leading CAD companies are seeking innovative ways for engineers to better collaborate and serve their customers. The cloud is now a platform that companies have accepted.”

Kenesto can help companies needing a “PDM light,” (as some analysts have called us) cloud collaboration-approved system when working with suppliers to manage their engineering, financial and marketing data. Kenesto is different from PDM and PLM systems that serve large organizations in that it delivers a set of operational features that users need.  It replaces the social tools companies have relied on such as Dropbox and Box, and brings an enhanced, familiar engineering solution that engineers need to get their jobs done in a secure, controlled and safe environment.

“Kenesto is helping to usher in a new era of engineering collaboration, and we believe Vic is the COO that can help make this happen,” Payne stated.

The recently-released Kenesto Drive is designed to promote collaboration in a secure and ‘engineering-stamped,’ cloud-safe environment. Kenesto Drive enhances existing desktop solutions and helps engineers to preserve their investment, while using a dependable product that leverages some exciting, new technologies.