Core Team

Daniel  Grasmick

Daniel, CEO, is one of the world’s leading authorities on machine translation, having worked with MT since 1987. From 1990 onwards Daniel worked for 18 years at SAP headquarters, introducing MT to SAP and later headed SAP's Multilingual Technology Group. This group worked on innovative solutions, many of which are considered state-of-the-art in the language industry, such as combining Machine Translation and Translation Memory, enabling translators to work online in SAP Systems from all over the world, introducing tools for checking documentation quality, and providing gist MT output for SAP's customer support teams via the Intranet. Daniel is a sought-after speaker at language conferences and is a trusted advisor to our major customers. Daniel is fluent in 3 languages.

Christopher Hearn

At Lucy Software, Chris is senior SAP consultant and director of business development. He has 30 years of experience in the IT business. Before coming to Lucy Software, Chris was Director of Product Marketing SAP NetWeaver at SAP AG. Chris has in-depth technical knowledge as well as wide marketing and business experience. He has spoken at major conferences worldwide and has an excellent understanding of language technology needs in the corporate and government environment. Chris is fluent in 3 languages.

Juan Alonso

Juan is the general manager of Lucy Software Ibérica S.L., the 100% subsidiary of Lucy Software in Barcelona, Spain. In addition, he is responsible for linguistic research and development at Lucy Software. He has 30 years of experience in the field of machine translation and is a highly respected expert in the field of machine translation. Juan is a true polyglot and is fluent in over 10 languages, among them extremely difficult minority languages such as Basque and Gaelic! If you want to know anything about language, ask Juan.

Harald Elsen

Harald Elsen, Lucy’s Executive Director Language Technology Solutions, has over 20 years of experience in combining computational linguistics and translation services. He therefore has a deep understanding of translation technologies as well as impressive leadership credentials. Prior to joining Lucy Software, Harald worked as a Manager for Technology and Processes for L&H Germany and Logos Corporation and then as Managing Director for Delta International CITS GmbH. Harald is fluent in 2 languages.

Norbert Weitzel

Norbert is one of our leading SAP-Basis developers and consultants and has a wealth of technical SAP knowledge. Norbert has 20 years of SAP experience (13 with SAP AG in Walldorf) and was an architect of the SAP translation tools. He has wide international experience as an SAP consultant advising customers on 5 continents. Norbert is fluent in 2 languages.

Reidar Fischer

Reidar is a senior SAP consultant. He has 25 years of SAP experience (19 with SAP AG in Walldorf). He is an expert for SAP landscapes, transport management, networking and for translation technology in general. He has wide international experience as a SAP consultant advising customers on 5 continents. Reidar is fluent in 4 languages.

Louise Owen

Louise is a senior SAP consultant, project manager and translator. She has 19 years of SAP experience (12 with SAP AG in Walldorf). At SAP Louise developed the key internal SAP courses for translators, trained the SAP translators, helped set up the Asian translation centers and managed over 100 SAP translation systems. She is an expert on defect/incident management and is a valued SAP consultant with very wide international experience. Louise is fluent in 3 languages.

Colin Rowan

Colin is a senior SAP consultant, project manager and translator. He has 22 years of SAP experience (16 with SAP AG in Walldorf and Paris). He is an outstanding expert in the field of SAP terminology and has wide customer experience. He is also an expert in the field of troubleshooting.He is fluent in 3 languages.

Christine Kornhaas

Christine is a senior SAP project manager at Lucy Software. She has a degree in translation from Heidelberg University and has 6 years language industry experience, specializing in SAP projects with wide international experience. Christine is fluent in 4 languages.

Jennifer Brundage

At Lucy Software, Jennifer is responsible for MT lexicon work, research and pre-sales support. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the area of machine translation and is a true expert in this domain. Before coming to Lucy Software, Jennifer worked in MT research for IBM and in the Multilingual Technology Group at SAP AG. She is fluent in 3 languages.

Thomas Ruedesheim

At Lucy Software, Thomas is responsible for the department of non-linguistic software development and corporate workflow customization projects. Thomas has over 25 years of experience in software development, 20 of which in the area of machine translation. Thomas is fluent in 2 languages.

Blanca Vidal

Blanca works for Lucy Software Ibérica SL and is in charge of the overall product management. She has over 18 years of experience in the field of Machine Translation. Blanca studied English Philology at the University of Barcelona (Spain) and holds an MSc in Knowledge-Based Systems from the University of Sussex (UK). Blanca is fluent in 4 languages.

Dr. Maja Linthe

Dr. Maja Linthe, our Senior Marketing Specialist, is an expert in texts of all kinds in the old and the new media and holds a doctorate in Slavonic studies. Prior to joining Lucy Software, Maja worked as an author and journalist for several years, before specializing in new media and marketing. In her last position, she worked for a provider of machine translation, Lingenio GmbH, where she was responsible for Marketing. Maja is fluent in 4 languages.

Abraham de Wolf

At Lucy Software, Abraham is responsible for all legal issues and company strategy. He studied Law in Heidelberg, Germany and EU Competition Law in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Abraham is a seasoned business professional, looking back on a career of 20 years in the software business. He has held management positions at major software companies: SAP, Siebel and PeopleSoft, responsible for the negotiation of major contracts in the US, Europe, Africa and the Near East. Abraham is fluent in 2 languages.