Barthauer Software GmbH has been developing software for infrastructure and water management for nearly 30 years. Now the company has established the direction to ensure its future. The Managing Directors Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Barthauer and Dipl.-Inform. Anis Saad have agreed on a solution for succession within the company.
The continuity of Barthauer Software GmbH is secure. An internal succession plan ensures the stability and continuity of the provider of innovative software for infrastructure and water management. Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Barthauer was able to address the issue of succession planning in advance with entrepreneurial foresight.
Jürgen Barthauer: “After leading the company as Managing Director and majority shareholder for nearly 30 years, I was able to agree with Anis Saad on an internal company succession plan, placing the future of the company into proven hands.”
Dipl.-Inform. Anis Saad joined the company as a student trainee in September of 1991, first working as a software developer and later as head of the software production department. During his time with the company, he made a major contribution to the successful development of the BARTHAUER software. This not only includes the database-driven network information system BaSYS, but also GeoDS which offers the building blocks for individual information systems. Anis Saad has held shares in the company as a shareholder since 2002 and became its second Managing Director in 2015.
Anis Saad: “I had the opportunity to successfully lead the company as Managing Director in the last two years. It is a pleasure for me to take over a company that is running well, and I know it is healthy. After all, I worked at strengthening the market position myself for years as Head of Software Development. Naturally, I am going to continue ensuring consistent growth.”
Anis Saad now holds 70 per cent of the company’s shares, Jürgen Barthauer 26 per cent and Markus Wöhling (Head of Software Production) 4 per cent. Responsibilities have changed as well. Even though Jürgen Barthauer is continuing on as a member of company management, he has already passed a large part of the responsibilities on to Anis Saad and remains responsible for Marketing and Business Development going forward.
Successfully passing the baton to Anis Saad is a clear signal for customers and employees that the company continues to be a player in the market and a reliable partner for the future.