Management - API Gruppe

Michael Ries (CEO / Global Sales)

Michael Ries has been CEO of API Maintenance Systems A/S since 2002.


For the last 25 years, Michael Ries has held different positions providing the industry with technical solutions. After six years working in ABB in Denmark and Switzerland with sales and project management of automation hardware and software systems, he joined NKT Power Cables in 1996 to work as EMEA Sales Manager within high voltage cable solutions.

Since 2000, Michael Ries has been working with EAM software solutions in API Maintenance Systems A/S, initially as Sales Director and since 2002 as CEO.

Michael Ries has a bachelor degree in Power Engineering and Commerce.


Frank Birk-Jensen (VP Research and Development)

Frank Birk-Jensen has during the past 30 years worked with development of EAM systems, IT infrastructure and as a consultant with specialty in Quality Assurance and Maintenance Management. Frank Birk-Jensen started with API Maintenance Systems A/S in 1995, initially as a programmer and system consultant and since 2000 as R&D manager.

Frank Birk-Jensen has a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen.


Steen Damsgaard (VP Product Management)

Steen was the architect behind the first API System is SKF Denmark in 1986. During the period 1989 until 2002 he was general responsible for the API PRO business. From 2002 to 2007 he has been working mainly as an independent consultant in the Enterprise Asset Management area with SAP among others. Steen Damsgaard returned to API Maintenance Systems in March 2007. He has experience from EAM implementations in almost any industry and has a strong focus on helping customers obtain clear measurable benefits by using the API PRO system.
Steen Damsgaard has a Master of Science and a Ph.D. degree in production engineering.

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