Heiner Kruessmann, former Director of Sales at Nuance and Alcatel-Lucent, joins Vivoka, a leader in voice technology

Metz –August 31, 2022 – Vivoka today announces the appointment of Heiner Kruessmann as Chief Sales Officer of Vivoka, further reinforcing the company footprint across the world.

During his career, Heiner Kruessmann has overseen the growth of leading brands such as Alcatel-Lucent, Nuance Communications and LumenVox, holding various leadership positions including Vice President of Sales EMEA and Director of Sales EMEA.

William Simonin, founder and CEO of Vivoka, said, “Heiner is a strategic leader with expertise in the speech recognition market. We are proud to have him join our team at this crucial time in our growth because he is the key to the company’s rapid internationalization. We have won a number of high-profile customers over the past year and it is critical that we support this expansion with high-profile hires like Heiner’s.”

Vivoka has been strongly positioned for years in one of the highest growth markets,” said Heiner. “I am highly motivated to join the team and support the company’s ambitions to become a major player in the global voice market.



Vivoka is a global leader in voice AI technologies founded in 2015. Thanks to its VDK (Voice Development Kit), Vivoka offers an all-in-one solution that enables any company to create its own high-performance, secure embedded/offline voice assistant in record time. Vivoka has won several innovation awards and has established leading partnerships with major players in the voice market. Vivoka has a portfolio of more than 100 customers from all major industries and is pursuing its goal of bringing people closer to technology through voice.

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