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OPTIWARE is the result of the merger between API Maintenance Systems and AXXOS. We help customers streamline their production and maintain high-value capital assets such as plants, facilities and equipment.

OPTIWARE is a global company helping customers to gain an edge by optimizing asset reliability, predictability and effectiveness.

We do this by offering a unique combination of both Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) systems and as such we place ourselves at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution.

At OPTIWARE we believe that state-of-the-art functionality, visibility and mobility are prerequisites for catering to our customer’s needs – and that our understanding, experience and forward-thinking is what makes the real difference.


Michael Ries

Michael Ries


Michael Ries is the CEO of OPTIWARE and head of Global Sales.
Michael joined the company in 2000 – initially as Sales Director and since 2002 as CEO. Michael Ries holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Power Engineering and Commerce.

Tel: +45 4348 9941
Email: michael.ries@optiware.com

Mark Bang Mikkelsen

Mark Bang Mikkelsen


Mark Bang Mikkelsen joined OPTIWARE in September 2013. Before joining the company, Mark worked as a consultant at Deloitte for 5 years servicing the financial departments of clients across several different industries.
Mark Bang Mikkelsen has a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Controlling from Aarhus Business School.

Tel: +45 4348 9934
Email: mark.mikkelsen@optiware.com

Michael Stoltenborg

Michael Stoltenborg

VP Product Management

Michael Stoltenborg has been with OPTIWARE since 2013. Michael has worked with software product development since 1998 and has previous experience with IT management, project management and agile software development.
Michael Stoltenborg has a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and is a trained Project Manager.

Tel: +45 4348 9942
Email: michael.stoltenborg@optiware.com

Frank Birk-Jensen

Frank Birk-Jensen

VP Research & Development

Frank Birk-Jensen joined OPTIWARE in 1995. He has 30 years of experience working with development of EAM, Quality Assurance and Maintenance Management. Initially, Frank worked as a programmer and system consultant but since 2000 he has had the responsibility for Research & Development at OPTIWARE R&D manager.
Frank Birk-Jensen has a Master’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Tel: +45 4348 9933
Email: frank.birk.jensen@optiware.com

Claes Gunnarsson

Claes Gunnarsson

VP Global Partner

Claes Gunnarsson joined OPTIWARE in November 2016 as the result of the merger with AXXOS where Claes held the position as CEO. Claes’ key focus is business development and partner management.
Claes Gunnarsson holds a bachelor degree in Business administration from the University of Westminister and a has master in Informatics from Jönköping University.

Tel: +46 (0) 36 332 06 01
Email: claes.gunnarsson@optiware.com.com