Ohio-based FeneTech Inc. has appointed Matt Buchanan as the director of software development, a newly created position, as the company restructures its U.S. office team.
These changes involve the creation of several technical leads, which are subject matter experts for specific products, and encompass FeneTech’s commercial, business, production and quality development areas. The software development team members will be headed by FeneTech veterans Vince Formica, Brian Klinect, Joel Tornberg and Nick Orlando, respectively.
In his new role, Buchanan, who will report directly to vice president of engineering Craig Morris, will be responsible for meeting with the newly-created technical leads to establish development priorities, meeting with project stakeholders to determine development requirements, planning development schedules and releases and assigning resources.
A graduate of Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering, Buchanan joined FeneTech in 2003 as a software engineer. He became a group manager in 2011, helping turn customer business requirements into software deliverables. He’s responsible for leading the development of FeneVision’s CRM and RMA modules while implementing a variety of software performance initiatives and tooling that helped make upgrades to the software more efficient, according to the company.
According to president and CEO Ron Crowl, these changes are a response to the company’s exponential growth over the past few years.
“FeneTech invests on average 30,000 hours a year in software development. We continue to grow, and our products become more multi-faceted to meet our customers’ needs and the demands of the industry,” Crowl says. “I’m confident that Matt’s overall leadership qualities and his talent for inspiring others will allow us to continue developing new products and features and providing outstanding support.”