Softkinetics Appoints New COO

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Softkinetic S.A., the leading 3D gesture recognition solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Frederic Papeians to its Chief Operating Officer position. In this role, Frederic will be responsible for all day-to-day activities related to operations, finance, administration, intellectual property and contractual obligations.

"At a time when Softkinetic is experiencing solid growth, Frederic’s wealth of knowledge and leadership, as well as his extensive international background in operations, finance, sales and marketing, is an exceptional addition to our world-class team," says Michel Tombroff, CEO of Softkinetic. “I am excited to see what great contributions to the future of Softkinetic will be made in this new position.”

Frederic joins Softkinetic from Hochschild Mining plc in London. Previously, Frederic spent 15 years at Alcatel (now Alcatel-Lucent) where he held a variety of management positions. From 2000 to 2006, he served as Vice President Sales & Marketing Europe & South (Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and South America) at Alcatel’s headquarters in Paris. Prior to this role, Frederic was based in Antwerp (Belgium), and served as Manager, Marketing and Business Development for Northern Europe. From 1995 to 1998, Frederic, as Deputy General Manager and Member of the Board of Directors, successfully started the alternative telecom operator Metrolel in Barranquilla (Colombia). Frederic joined Alcatel in 1989 as Sales Manager for Singapore and Australia.

Frederic received a M.Sc. in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Brussels and earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

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