CTO of Citect Joins MultiTrode as New Group Chief Technology Officer

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Paul Francis has recently joined MultiTrode as the new Chief Technology Officer from Citect. While at Citect, he was part of the management team that led the company through the Schneider acquisition and post-acquisition integration process.

Paul Francis, MultiTrode Group CTO

MultiTrode is an exciting company with a great vision for the water and wastewater industry. They are a proven innovator with a clear focus which is ready to proceed to the next level and this is a fantastic opportunity to help build the business, drive the future direction of the company and develop the technology and product roadmaps.

MultiTrode, the specialist in control and monitoring for water & wastewater pump stations, is delighted to welcome Paul Francis as the new Group CTO. Francis was previously the CTO for Citect, who were acquired by Schneider in 2006.

While at Citect, he had overall responsibility for global IS operations, including hosting, infrastructure and business applications, and he helped drive the company's strategic product vision, software delivery, quality and go-to-market capabilities.

Before joining Citect, Francis was with leading Australian-owned ICT company, Volante. Prior to that he worked in the UK, The Netherlands and the U.S. for organizations such as Lotus Development, IIR and Saltmine, where he was Director Of Technology and Resources.

Francis said, "MultiTrode is an exciting company with a great vision for the water and wastewater industry. They are a proven innovator with a clear focus which is ready to proceed to the next level and this is a fantastic opportunity to help build the business, drive the future direction of the company and develop the technology and product roadmaps."

Wayne Patterson, CEO, commented, "We are very pleased to have Paul on board. His background in industrial automation software and demonstrated ability to lead the technology direction of a global company will be real asset for MultiTrode."

About the company:
MultiTrode, founded in 1986, is a specialist in pump station technology for water and wastewater utilities around the world. The company has offices in the USA, UK and Australia.

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