Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions, a global pioneer in the digital transformation of the sheet metal and metal fabrication industries, announces the appointment of Unai Asla Vicente as the new financial director. Asla is also a member of the management team led by Alberto López de Biñaspre, CEO of Lantek. The move is part of Lantek’s strategy to solidify itself as market leader and underpin its firm commitment to the digital transformation of the metal industry.
Asla holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Deusto. He has over 16 years of experience in worldwide industrial companies. Having held management positions in business and finance, Asla has a clear focus on the commercial area and vast knowledge of client requirements as well as international business management.
Asla began his professional career as financial audit and risk manager at PwC. Four years later, he joined the financial department of Fagor Industrial, where he developed internal audit control protocols. This experience led to his appointment as manager of their UK offices. There he implemented a strategic analysis of the business which formed a new financial and commercial vision for the company. In 2011, he returned to Spain to join the Onnera Group as the credit manager. He went on to become financial director at the head of a leading international group with a turnover of 257 million euros, a workforce of over 2,100 employees, 8 factories, 23 business delegations and over 15,000 active clients.
As the corporate financial director at Lantek, Asla joins a dynamic management team experienced in worldwide industrial environments. He brings a valuable new perspective to developing the growth strategy of the business, improving operational excellence, and changing the corporate culture.
About Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions
Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions pioneered Industry 4.0 solutions for the Sheet Metal Fabrication Industry. Their solutions include CAD/CAM Nesting, MES, ERP and they specialize in integrating software for Smart Factories. Lantek is globally headquartered in the Basque Country of Spain. Having over 30 years of experience, Lantek supports more than 20,000 customers in 100 countries. Lantek has offices in 14 countries. Lantek’s U.S. Headquarters is located in Mason, OH.
Founded in 1986 in the Basque Country (Spain), one of the main European hubs of machine tool development, Lantek enables the integration of sheet metal and metal processing technologies using the most advanced manufacturing management software. The company is currently the outstanding leader in its sector thanks to its capacity for innovation and commitment to internationalization. With more than 21,884 customers in over 100 countries and 20 offices in 14 countries, it has an extensive network of distributors with an international presence. In 2018, its international business contributed to 86% of its revenue.