London, UK, February 1, 2022Forterro, a European provider of ERP software solutions to more than 10,000 midmarket manufacturing and production companies, today announced the appointment of Martin Zitz to its executive board and to the newly created role of senior vice president, support, services, and partners.

“As part of a larger transformational growth strategy, we have exciting plans to evolve our professional services and customer support organisations,” said Dean Forbes, CEO of Forterro. “Martin will help us to enhance the customer experience delivered by Forterro’s direct operations teams and delivery partners to thousands of manufacturing and distribution companies around the world.”

Zitz joins Forterro from the digital transformation software and services firm PTC, where he was responsible for customer success and the company’s worldwide professional services operations. He has also held leadership positions at Ingram Micro and Dell EMC, where for both businesses he played a significant role in developing nearshore and offshore centers. With his extensive M&A experience, Zitz also has deep familiarity with how to successfully integrate the people and processes of disparate businesses for the greater benefit of customers.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Forterro at the beginning of its growth journey,” said Zitz. “Each of Forterro’s specialised ERP software product companies has earned a hugely loyal customer base, and I’m anxious to begin working on how we can evolve our service offering to match the ambitions of our customers.”

Zitz joined Forterro in early January. He is based in Munich, Germany.


Forterro is a partner to more than 10,000 European mid-market manufacturing companies. Since it was founded in 2012, Forterro has quietly grown to become one of the leading software providers in Europe, with strongholds in each of the continent’s top production economies, as well as regional service hubs and development centres around the world. Headquartered in London and backed by the investment of Battery Ventures, Forterro is home to a diverse range of local and vertical industry software solutions—each one uniquely developed by the midmarket, for the midmarket. For more information, visit