TROY – Fred Hehl has been hired as chief sales officer for Plex Systems, which develops cloud Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution System software.

Hehl brings more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing enterprise technology and providing mission critical cloud systems to businesses around the globe.

“Fred brings deep enterprise software experience, an understanding of what manufacturers need to run their businesses, and a track record of scaling global teams,” said Don Clarke, interim chief executive officer for Plex Systems. “Plex couldn’t ask for a better executive to catalyze Plex’s market leadership and long-term growth.”

Prior to joining Plex, Hehl led direct and channel sales at PTC, with responsibility for the company’s entire portfolio of solutions, including Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and PLM solutions, and the partner network, in the Americas and EMEA.

Most recently, he ran global sales at Relativity, an e-discovery platform company, and for the leading business division of BMC, a multi-cloud management software firm.

“Plex is known for transforming manufacturing in the cloud, helping customers innovate and grow while redefining quality and efficiency,” said Hehl. “This is an exciting time in manufacturing, as IIoT and cloud computing converge to fuel a new era of innovation, and I couldn’t be happier to join the Plex team.”

Hehl holds a bachelor’s in business administration and management from Albion College.