Andrew Symonds, an executive with more than 22 years of experience in high tech, is the new director of operations for Relativity’s operations in the United Kingdom.

Symonds also is the vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Relativity is expanding its sales, services and partnership programs in foreign markets.

He joins Relativity, a developer of enterprise modernization software, after having worked for such firms as Lucas, Digital, Sybase, Illustra Information and Kabira technologies.

“Andy’s skill at understanding and addressing the core business needs of major organizations will be a critical asset for Relativity,” said Steve Maysonave, president and CEO of Relativity Technologies, in a statement. “His strategic focus, leadership, and contacts will help to bring our solutions to new clients throughout the region.”

Relativity has had an office in London since 1998.