Altia Welcomes Julian Coates as Northern Europe Business Manager for the UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries
GUI Development Software Company Expands European Reach with UK-Based Northern Europe Business Manager

Colorado Springs, CO – May 11, 2015 – Companies across the globe in automotive, medical, consumer and industrial electronics use Altia's GUI development software to deliver first class embedded user interfaces for their devices. Today, as part of its business expansion, Altia welcomes Julian Coates, Business Manager for the UK, Ireland and Nordic group of countries.

Stephan Haefele, Altia’s European Director of Sales commented, "In light of the company's rapid growth of GUI development business and partnerships in Europe, we have decided to expand our support for the Northern European region. I am delighted to welcome Julian to the team. He brings over three decades of electronics industry experience to Altia that I am sure will be appreciated by our customers."

Mr. Coates joins Ian Smedley, Senior Technical Engineer, along with the rest of Altia's European sales and engineering staff, to provide best-in-class service and support for customers and partners involved in GUI innovation using Altia's graphical user interface development software. Mr. Coates will surely provide the skills and savvy to understand the varying GUI needs of Altia's customers and help them to realize their goals for next generation graphical user interface projects.

Altia's user interface development tools are used by companies across the world to develop colorful and custom user interfaces for their products. With Altia Design, the GUI editor and centerpiece of Altia's tool chain, users create custom graphics from scratch or use assets from tools like Adobe Photoshop to draw their GUIs, create animation, define behavior and optimize user experience. Once complete, Altia DeepScreen generates pure C source code for the Altia design model that can be deployed onto a variety of low- to high-powered processors from industry-leading silicon providers like Freescale, Renesas, NXP, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and more.

Julian Coates added, “I am glad for the opportunity to be part of Altia’s next phase of business development. I am sure that we will be able to contribute to many innovative GUI development projects in the region."

Individuals from the United Kingdom and Scandinavia who are involved in corporate GUI development projects and are interested in speaking with Julian Coates about Altia's GUI development suite of products can click here to connect. To learn more about Altia, visit or email

About Altia

Altia, Inc. is a software company that provides graphical user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final product code. Altia was founded in 1991 and its customers include Continental Automotive, Smiths Medical, Renault, Fiat, Medtronic, MTA, Johnson Controls, Rolls-Royce, DAF Trucks, Frazer-Nash, Diehl AKO Stiftung & Co. and hundreds of other leading manufacturers.

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