RWS announces the appointment of the General Managers of the Language and Content Technology Division

CHALFONT ST PETER, England – (COMMERCIAL LINE) – RWS, the world’s leading and sole provider of technology-enabled language, content and intellectual property services, today announces the appointment of four CEOs to lead its language and content technology product lines, with responsibility for revenue and profits, operations, research and development, along with delivery.

The General Managers will report to Thomas Labarthe, President of Language and Content Technology, who will continue to oversee the division.

“In order to realize the opportunities that lie ahead and turn our strategy into reality, we need to continually invest and develop our portfolio,” explains Thomas Labarthe, President of Language and Content Technology. “These appointments within our Language and Content Technology division will ensure that we will be able to continue to provide exceptional service and continually innovate our technology products to support our customers with their language and content challenges.”

Mihai Vlad, as Managing Director of Language Weaver, will lead the development of RWS ‘machine translation and linguistic artificial intelligence technologies. Used by some of the largest companies in the world, it combines cutting-edge neural machine translation technology with the human linguistic experience, enabling organizations to communicate without language barriers. It can handle over 3,000 language combinations.

Mark Lawyer, as General Manager of Trados, will be responsible for the Trados product family, which includes Trados Enterprise, Trados Live and Trados Studio. Trados helps clients unlock global understanding by providing access to the industry’s only intelligent system capable of managing the entire end-to-end translation supply chain, ensuring the highest standards and efficiency levels are always maintained.

As CEO of Tridion and Fonto, Alex Abey will lead RWS’s content management portfolio. These technologies allow customers to create, manage, translate and distribute any type of content on any device, providing customers with an exceptional digital experience in their language.

Tim Russell-Jones will drive Contenta [Publishing Suite] as General Manager. The technology, designed specifically for the government, aerospace and defense industries, gives security-conscious organizations the ability to create, manage and publish highly technical documents accurately and quickly.

The technologies and support services offered by RWS’s Language and Content Technology division are used by many of the world’s largest organizations to enhance customer engagement in any language or device. In addition to helping customers, the division’s products are also distributed internally at RWS to improve efficiency and operational effectiveness.

About RWS

RWS Holdings plc is a unique and leading global provider of technology-enabled intellectual property languages, content and services. Through multilingual content transformation and data analytics, our unique combination of technology and cultural experience helps our customers grow by ensuring they are understood anywhere, in any language.

Our aim is to unlock global understanding. By combining cultural understanding, customer understanding, and technical understanding, our services and technology help our customers acquire and retain customers, deliver engaging user experiences, maintain compliance, and gain insights into their data and content.

Our clients include 90 of the world’s top 100 brands, the top 20 pharmaceutical companies and 19 of the top 20 patent holders. Our customer base extends to Europe, Asia Pacific and North and South America. We operate in the automotive, chemical, financial, legal, medical, pharmaceutical, technology and telecommunications industries, which we serve from more than 80 global offices on five continents.

Founded in 1958, RWS is based in the UK and is listed on AIM, the regulated market of the London Stock Exchange (RWS.L).

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