Asif Rana

Dr. Asif Rana joined Hexagon in 2007. Dr. Rana holds a PhD in in Electrical Engineering from Universität Siegen and an MBA from IE Business School. A passionate technologist with a keen focus on value creation and business strategy, Dr. Rana was appointed the COO of Xalt Solutions in 2018 and is responsible for driving its business growth.

Christophe Heyman

Christophe Heyman

Executive Vice President of Operations

Christophe Heyman is responsible for Xalt Solutions' business operations, including accounting/finance and human resources. Prior to joining Hexagon, Christophe was part of Catavolt which was acquired by Hexagon in 2017.

With over 25 years’ experience in the Enterprise Software industry in various leadership positions in a wide variety of functional areas at IBM, MAPICS and Infor, he has a strong focus on process optimization and operational excellence. He counts technology, traveling and photography among his myriad interests.

Christophe earned an M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ghent University in Belgium.

Francisco Daffre

Francisco Daffre

Vice President of Digital Transformation

Francisco Daffre joined Hexagon in 2017 via the acquisition of Catavolt where he served as VP of Professional Services and Channel Development. Daffre holds an MBA from Indiana University with honors and a degree in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica in Brazil. Prior to Hexagon, Daffre led ZimmerBiomet International Division’s IT over 16 countries and had tenures leading teams of IT professionals and sales teams in several projects of fortune 500 companies.

Christophe Heyman

Thomas Hollenstein


Thomas Hollenstein has been with Hexagon since 2005. He has earned his Chartered Expert in Financial and Managerial Accounting and Reporting, Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education

The Technology

Xalt is a revolutionary technology for mission-critical operations across all industries.