Lebring, Austria & Santa Cruz, CA USA—January 29, 2019, Austrian Software as a Service (SaaS) specialist Intact has strengthened US focus by appointing Jake Lewin as the new CEO of its US subsidiary, Intact US, Inc. Intact is already the leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution provider for organic certification performed under the USDA National Organic Program. In 2019 alone at least 50% of organic certification and accreditation by USDA will be performed using Ecert software to manage the system, issue certificates and serve clients, staff and inspectors while providing critical business insights to certification agencies.
Mr. Lewin, with more than 20 years of experience in the organic industry is widely recognized as an innovation leader that helped drive new systems and efficiencies throughout the organic certification community. Now, Mr. Lewin will drive Intact’s expansion of their flagship product, ECERT, throughout new segments in the Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) market. “ECERT was critical to my past success. I’ve seen first hand how ECERT can drive businesses to new heights. I can’t wait to bring innovation and new efficiencies to the largest TIC market in the world, North America. Said Jake Lewin.”
Driving Growth in the US Market for Ecert
ECERT provides a complete solution for certifiers, inspectors, standard owners, and accreditors to fully manage, gain efficiencies and improve operations. Prior to January 2019, Intact US, Inc and its parent company, Intact GmbH were both headed by Thomas Lorber. After building Intact’s product ECERT from a small boutique application to a fully integrated SaaS solution for players of all kinds in certification, inspection and testing the company is ready to expand. “After a decade of working together and driving both our businesses forward, I’m excited to team up with Jake to bring ECERT to the next level and beyond,” said Mr. Lorber.
With Jake Lewin leading executive management of Intact’s US subsidiary, Intact is in a very strong position to fully focus on both the European and US markets. One of Jake Lewin’s priorities will be to transfer Intact’s success in the US organic sector to other segments in the US TIC market. Intact is poised to be the leading SaaS-based software provider for food safety certification, management system certification, supplier audits, and more. Ecert is currently used around the world by businesses, governments, and non-profits of all kinds.
Intact US was formed in 2011 with an office established in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho soon after. To underscore its commitment to the US market, Intact now has a Santa Cruz, CA office in the heart of “Silicon Beach”. Globally Intact has offices and partners in North America, Austria, Switzerland, and Australia while supporting customers in most time zones around the globe. Jake Lewin says: “The sun never sets on the use of Intact software or on projects Intact works on”.
Jake Lewin – Background & Vision for Intact US
“Having worked at CCOF, one of Intact’s customers, I have known the amazing folks at Intact and their unparalleled product ECERT for more than 10 years now”, says Jake Lewin. “ECERT surprised us with features we would never have dreamed of and allowed us to strengthen CCOF’s leading position in the market for organic certification. My goal for Intact US is clear: spread the word, grow the company, and expand to new segments in the US market.”
Since 2004, Jake Lewin worked in various management positions at CCOF, one of the oldest and largest organic certification agencies in the US, including leading CCOF Certification Services for 12 years. Under his executive management and strategic direction, he grew the company from 12 to 80 staff members and $2,000,000 to $13,000,000 in revenue while maintaining a modern strategic vision. Jake’s motivation has always been innovation and leadership in business systems, logistics, analysis, and technology for staff and clients. It is precisely this attitude that makes Jake a great new CEO for Intact US, Inc.