Safran appoints Dean Edmundson as CEO Americas
Safran Software Solutions, the premier provider of project & portfolio management software announced today the appointment of Dean Edmundson as CEO Americas.
Dean joins Safran on April 1, 2014 and brings over 20 years of software and project management experience to the Safran team. He recently led strategic alliances and sales for the oil and gas, mining and chemicals sectors at ARES Project Management.  Prior to ARES, Dean was the Vice President of Business Development at GeoEye where he led commercial sales and the launch of a SaaS product for geospatial data access.  One of the highlights in Dean’s career was as VP Alliances and Business Development in Primavera developing the alliance with Oracle, leading up to Oracle´s acquisition of Primavera.
“Dean is a hands-on leader with a proven track record in growing software businesses,” said Lars Petter Eliassen, Safran’s incoming Group CEO. “As CEO Americas, Dean will be responsible for ensuring that Safran continues its rich history of delivering “best in class” software solutions to our key markets and building the Safran brand and customer base. Dean will also work to enhance solution capabilities through development of core business alliances.”
“I am pleased to join the Safran team and look forward to working with customers and partners to deliver an industry proven project and portfolio management software solution for asset and project intensive organizations, Safran is recognized globally for its project & portfolio management success in the North Sea oil & gas sector, and we look forward to delivering this value and experience to all project intensive businesses.  Because we are 100% focused on the success of project control teams, I know our value will be immediately recognized in the market.” said Dean Edmundson.