BOSTON, December 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Planon, the global leader in Integrated Workplace Management Systems IWMS) software, announced that David Karpook, Strategic Business Consultant, has been named chairman of the Real Estate Advisory & Leadership Community with IFMA; Anne-Marie Kleiss, Director Marketing Operations & Field Marketing Europe, was appointed a board member of marketing communications with the Facility Management Netherlands (FMN) association; and Erik Jaspers, Strategy and Innovation, was named a member of the "GEFMA Working Council CAFM". Each of these organizations play a leading role in education and continuation of development and positioning of the facility manager.
The Real Estate Advisory & Leadership (REAL) Community seeks to build and communicate knowledge and expertise on the practice of real estate as it affects real estate and facility management professionals, and to influence the practice of real estate management through its thought leadership. In addition to being the new chairman of this community, Karpook is also Vice Chairman of the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE) and an industry expert of technology solutions for facility management and real estate.
Additionally, Kleiss was recently appointed as board member MarCom of Facility Management Netherlands (FMN) association, the professional association for those interested in facility management in the Netherlands.
Jaspers was appointed member of the "GEFMA Working Council CAFM". This interdisciplinary working council consists of university professors, software developers, suppliers, consultants and users who bring special CAFM-related trend topics forward and ensure the knowledge transfer within the German market.
"The facility management industry is an important industry in the German economy," said Jaspers. "I am honored to be a part of GEFMA and to help foster innovation in the facility management sector."
With over 30 years of experience, Planon is the leading global provider of software that supports organizations that aim to optimize workplaces, services and assets. Planon delivers innovative software, proven best practices and professional services that increase workplace productivity and cost efficiency. Gartner-the leading independent technology research organization-has consistently rated Planon as a global leader in their Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS). Planon has implemented its comprehensive solutions for over 2,000 clients, supported by offices around the world. To learn more about Planon's IWMS, visit http://planonsoftware.com
SOURCE Planon BV