Spacewell appoints Germon Knoop as Chief Executive Officer
Antwerp– Spacewell, leading brand in the Operate & Manage segment of the Nemetschek Group, appoints Germon Knoop as Spacewell’s new CEO, effective today. He will report to Koen Matthijs, Chief Division Officer of Nemetschek’s Operate & Manage Division.
In recent years, Spacewell accelerated its growth through both proptech innovation and global expansion. The next phase for Spacewell is the transformation into a fully scalable SAAS provider, while working on an integrated product portfolio that includes MCS, Axxerion, O-Prognose, Cobundu and Dexma.
“This leadership transition comes at the right time for Spacewell,” said Koen Matthijs. “Germon Knoop, CFO of Spacewell since April 2020, is a very experienced manager and brings an exceptional financial and business background to Spacewell. He understands our business very well and brings a strong focus on the customer. In addition, he has a sound track record of driving growth and innovation as well as proven transformational leadership, all of which position him very well for continuous success,” Koen Matthijs continued.
Prior to Spacewell, Germon Knoop held several international management roles for technology companies. These included divisional roles for Lucent Technologies and British Telecom, as well as Group C-level positions for Irdeto, European Directories, and BetVictor.
“I look forward to shaping the future of Spacewell and bringing the company and our customers to the next level,” Germon Knoop says about his new role. “Spacewell has huge potential thanks to our great and committed team, and our leading-edge products. I am confident that together we will accelerate the company’s success story by supporting our customers on their journey.”
Eric van Bael, the former CEO, is leaving Spacewell. Both parties agreed that having successfully integrated the 4 acquired companies that now form Spacewell, this is a good moment for the newly appointed CEO to realize the next phase of the business plan. “We thank Eric for his commitment and wish him all the best for the future,” adds Koen Matthijs.
Spacewell, part of the listed Nemetschek Group, is a global supplier of IWMS software and smart building solutions. Using real-time IoT data analytics and smart apps, it supports real estate, workplace, and facility managers to improve the lifecycle performance of building portfolios, the productivity and wellbeing of the people using these buildings and the quality of the services delivered to them.