Lectra, a world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has apppointed Rodrigo Siza as regional director of Spain and Portugal.

Based in Porto, Portugal, Rodrigo Siza will focus on nurturing new regional collaborations.

“Rodrigo has very effectively established long-term partnerships with our fashion and apparel, automotive and furniture customers in Portugal," said Daniel Harari, Lectra chairman and CEO. "He has helped our customers to emerge stronger from the world crisis which heavily impacted them. After 10 successful years as head of Lectra Portgual, Rodrigo is now also in charge of meeting the expectations of our Spanish customers."

Siza joined Lectra Portugal as a design and merchandising manager in 2000.