Karsten Newbury is Senior Vice President and General Manager for Siemens PLM Software's Solid Edge and Velocity Series business globally. Karsten has a strong history of successful organizational management with a demonstrated ability to build winning teams and driving business performance. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Vice President, Integration where he was responsible for the successful integration of the $US3.7 billion acquisition of UGS (now Siemens PLM Software) into Siemens. Karsten came to Siemens PLM Software from Siemens Energy & Automation (SE&A) where he was General Manager, Process Automation Solutions, where he deployed a comprehensive turnaround program. Karsten also successfully served in positions as Business Manager, Product Marketing Manager and Corporate Executive Assistant during his 18 year tenure at Siemens. Karsten holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany with a dual major in computer integrated manufacturing and business administration.