CombineNet Eyes the Old World

Sourcing optimization software provider opens U.K.-based office, hires European sales manager

Pittsburgh  January 17, 2003  Software provider CombineNet this week reported that it has expanded its international operations with the opening this month of its London office, which the company said will allow it to better attract and service multinational customers.

CombineNet offers combinatorial optimization solutions for sourcing, supply chain, distribution services and strategic planning, and its recent customer wins include consumer products giant Procter & Gamble.

"CombineNet's technology enables a richer buy/sell interaction that fits perfectly with companies whose supply chain relationships are well established," explained Tony Bonidy, CEO of CombineNet.

Under the direction of Paul Martyn, managing director for the company's European operations, the new office will provide services such as project management, customer support and other operational functions. "Our new office will allow us to better serve our existing European customers and support the increased demand for our products and services," said Martyn.

To help manage those efforts, CombineNet has hired Susanne Williams as director for international sales. Williams' responsibilities include building and maintaining customer relationships, and managing CombineNet's business development efforts. Williams is a veteran of consulting firms Andersen Worldwide and Rossmore Dempsey & Co.