Apriso Appoints New Senior Executives

Positions reflect enterprise software provider's business expansion

Long Beach, CA — April 7, 2003 — In response to the adoption by companies of its enterprise software, Apriso Corp. has added two new senior executives to its corporate staff. Douglas Clemmans has joined as senior vice president and general manager for the North America, and Mark Hughes has joined as senior vice president and general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

"The addition of Clemmans and Hughes, and the restructuring of our worldwide field organization into three separate divisions, each under an executive, reflects the interest in our enterprise software and product suite," said Adam Bartkowski, president and CEO of Apriso. According to Bartkowski, Apriso already has more than 350 installations at over 140 customer sites worldwide. The company maintains direct sales offices in 11 countries.

Apriso veteran Carl Hunt will head the remaining new division, Asia Pacific, Latin America (APLA.)

"Enterprises worldwide are being forced to restructure their business models to concentrate on excellence in execution," said Clemmans, the newly-named senior vice president and general manager of operations for North America. "What has proven elusive is a means for them to actually institutionalize strategic initiatives such as lean supply or six-sigma quality programs. Classical, top-down enterprise software simply has the wrong model; I felt that Apriso's unique bottom-out infrastructure represented the way of the future."

Clemmans, a veteran in the enterprise software industry, most recently was senior vice president of sales for a voice recognition start-up. Prior to that, he ran a $150 million business unit for Siebel Systems, where he created and managed major account teams for Siebel's largest communications customers.

At SAP America, Clemmans managed a $100 million business unit, selling to 65 Fortune 500 companies in the utility, communications, media, transportation, logistics and other industries. Earlier in his career, he was at Software 2000 (now Infinium Software), Dun & Bradstreet Software and TRW. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Loyola University.

Mark Hughes, Apriso's new senior vice president and general manager for its EMEA operations will be based in the United Kingdom. He came to Apriso from Broadvision, where he was vice president of EMEA, a $55 million business unit with a staff of 185. Hughes managed all sales, pre-sales, marketing and alliances functions directly, with consulting, services and finance functions reporting to him on a matrix basis. Prior to Broadvision, Hughes held management positions at Oracle Corp., Pyramid Technology and Digital Equipment. He holds the BSc degree with honors from Southampton University in the United Kingdom.

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