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Meet The Team

ENLASO has become one of the most trusted and respected solution providers in the globalization, localization and translation industry. ENLASO is led by President and COO John Watkins and Vice President, Sales and Marketing and CSO Yves Lang. John and Yves bring over 40 years of localization industry experience to the table and ensure that customers receive consistent, high-quality localization services.

 

Managers

 

Team MemberBio/Info

John Watkins

John Watkins
COO / President

John Watkins has an extensive background in product engineering and localization, having worked in international business for over 25 years. Before leading ENLASO, he spent over 15 years consulting with companies and government agencies in the US and Europe, helping them with operations research and data analysis, system development, business process engineering, international standards, and business administration. For 10 of those years, he worked with the European Commission in France, his home away from home. John also helps bring localization standards out of the background through sponsorships with open standards and open source solutions and direct support of the GALA Standards Initiative.

John holds a M.Sc. from the University of Cincinnati.

Yves Lang

Yves Lang
CSO / Vice President,
Sales and Marketing

Location: Boulder, CO

Phone: 720.259.8437

Yves Lang, a 20 year veteran of the translation and localization industry, began his career as a translator, worked extensively with project management groups, and spearheaded the concepts of account management and total customer satisfaction as applied to the localization industry. His familiarity with different cultures and languages gives him a unique position in the translation and localization industry. Yves is a sought-after speaker and frequent presenter of educational webinars. At ENLASO, he leads the Sales & Marketing teams, promotes enterprise solution selling, and manages many of the company’s largest accounts. He also works very closely with Production to guarantee a high level of quality and customer service.

Yves speaks three languages fluently and holds a Master’s Degree in Modern Applied Languages from a French university. He is an avid extreme freestyle skier, loves the outdoors and has traveled on each continent. He enjoys horror movies and fantasy novels, and has a passion for strawberries.

Yusuke Kirimoto

Yusuke Kirimoto
VP of Operations

Yusuke Kirimoto is a recognized localization authority with over a decade of experience in translation, desktop publishing, engineering, and project management. He was raised and educated in Japan and the US, and is completely bi-lingual in Japanese and English. Yusuke began his career in localization as a professional Japanese linguist and joined ENLASO in 2000 as a localization engineer. Since 2004, Yusuke has served as the Operations Manager and provided his guidance to all production departments at ENLASO, enabling them to support global clients to migrate from traditional business environments to localization-ready systems with improved processes. A decade later, Yusuke now serves as the Vice President of Operations, ensuring that ENLASO is well positioned in a rapidly evolving and competitive business environment.

Yusuke enjoys family time and loves to spend time with his daughter. In his spare time, he loves entering 10km races with his daughter.

Yves Savourel

Yves Savourel
Localization Solutions Architect

Author of the book XML Internationalization and Localization, Yves Savourel has been in the localization industry for more than 25 years. While providing internationalization consulting, his main focus has always been on developing tools and solutions for localization processes, often including XML aspects. Yves has been closely involved in the creation of XLIFF (XML Localisation Interchange File Format), TMX (the Translation Memory eXchange format), SRX (Segmentation Rules eXchange), and other standardization efforts. More recently, Yves has chaired the Internationalization Tag Set working group at the W3C. He is also a programmer and participates actively in different open-source projects related to localization, such as the Okapi Framework.

Yves is a native of Brittany and has lived in France, Africa and in the Indian Ocean before settling in Colorado. He has post-graduate degrees in Geography and Computer Science.

Noriko Mori

Noriko Mori
Project Management Supervisor

Noriko Mori has worked with ENLASO in numerous capacities since 1997. Having served as a desktop publisher, and eventually, a media services manager both in the United States and in Japan, Noriko returned to the United States to establish a formal format proofing team in the Media Services Department. With her diverse background in production, she made an easy transition as a full-time project manager in 2009, and was recently selected to supervise the team.

Noriko holds a B.A. from the Academy of Art College and is fluent in Japanese.

Ben Mann

Ben Mann
Project Services Manager

Ben Mann is an experienced publishing supervisor with a keen eye for design and detail. His proficiency in a wide range of publishing software allows him to automate procedures as well as to troubleshoot the frequent issues that arise in localization publishing. Ben’s strong analytical skills and the ability to see the “big picture” enables him and his team of highly skilled publishers to not only meet tight deadlines, but also to produce the highest quality work.

Ben possesses a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and loves to drive speedy cars.

 

Sales Team

 

Team MemberBio/Info

Ben Schultz

Ben Schultz

Business Development Manager

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Phone: 720.420.7955

Ben Schultz has over 15 years of experience in the localization industry, having started his career in localization in 1996 after earning his Master’s Degree from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

While living in the Bay Area, Ben specialized in providing on‑site Localization Project Management for numerous clients, who at the time were just beginning to develop their localization and internationalization strategies.

After moving to Colorado in 1999, he continued to work in localization project and account management, as well as spending time working in HR Strategic Planning for Level (3) Communications and Process Engineering as an independent business consultant.

Having consulted for years on a part-time basis, Ben joined ENLASO full-time in 2012 as a Business Development Manager.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, and is an avid cyclist, runner and triathlete.

David Dunn

David Dunn

Senior Account Manager

Location: Boulder, CO

Phone: 303.953.4201

David Dunn has 19 years experience in the localization industry, in both the United States and the Czech Republic. He has worked as both a Project Manager and a Senior Account Manager, and has supported many high-profile clients.

He speaks Czech, French, and a little Spanish.

Anja Snowden

Anja Snowden

Account Manager

Location: Boulder, CO

Phone: 720.259.8430

Anja Snowden, a native of Germany, possesses a strong background in international business, experience with different cultures, and is familiar with several languages. As an Account Manager, she brings this wealth of experience to further consult with our clients in meeting their quality, timeline, and budget goals in localization.

Anja joined the localization industry in 2003 as a Project Manager, and has since handled many large-scale software, website, and documentation localization projects for a wide variety of clients and industries. For many years, she also managed the talented team of localization project managers at ENLASO.

Anja enjoys anything outdoors and has performed in many different disciplines as an avid equestrian.

Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson

Business Development Manager

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Phone: 303.953.4002

Matthew Patterson is a Business Development Manager with 10 years of selling experience. Matthew’s background in technology, combined with his education and experience in localization, gives him a unique skill set to deliver the best solution for any given situation. The localization and translation industry allows Matthew to fulfill his quest in connecting cultures by providing easier and more effective methods of communication. He has prior experience with business analytics, marketing, manufacturing, and eLearning in multiple industries; including Life Sciences, Automotive, Plastics, and Automation. He obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from Drexel University Lebow School of Business. Matthew graduated from Purdue University with his undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.

In Matthew’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching old and new cinematic adventures, and is an avid athlete who enjoys competitive obstacle racing.    

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Cyrus DeSantis

Business Development Manager

Location: Detroit, MI

Phone: 720.370.8677

Cyrus DeSantis is a Business Development Manager with over 15 years of experience in the localization industry. He has a breadth of experience in all aspects of sales & marketing, and excels at making connections with customers. He graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in German, and is conversant in Spanish and a little Norwegian. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, volunteer work and challenging himself to learn new things.

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