Demand chain optimization software provider appoints SCM and ERP industry veteran

San Francisco  May 30, 2002  NONSTOP Solutions, a provider of demand chain software, this week named Robert Lewis as its CEO.

Lewis, who replaces Jeff Galt in the CEO spot, joins NONSTOP from Converge, a trading exchange for electronic components, computer products and networking equipment. Lewis remains chairman of Converge's board.

Prior to Converge, Lewis was managing director of operations for Internet Capital Group (ICG), the once high-flying funder of various dot-com ventures. At ICG, Lewis was responsible for working with European based start-up companies within ICG's investment portfolio to provide CEOs with strategic guidance on market positioning, business model development, market trends and sales.

Prior to ICG, Lewis was executive vice president of worldwide operations at enterprise applications provider Baan, where he worked on the corporation's global distribution model. Before that, Lewis was founder and CEO of systems integrator Exigent Computer Group, which was later acquired. Lewis began his career at IBM, serving in several sales and sales management roles.

In a statement, Lewis predicted that the market for demand chain optimization solutions "is set to explode," with NONSTOP "poised to become the leader in this market," based on lessons learned from the early days of advanced planning and enterprise resource planning. He added that he would focus on increasing the company's "level of customer-focus."

NONSTOP offers software that optimizes the flow of finished goods for manufacturers, wholesale distributors and retailers.