Sunnyvale, CA January 31, 2002 Savi Technology Inc., a supply chain asset management, security and collaboration solution provider, announced that Bruce Jacquemard has been appointed to the newly created position of executive vice president/general manager of global field operations, reflecting the company's expanding scope of commercial opportunities worldwide.
At Savi, Jacquemard is responsible for growing worldwide sales and profits in the commercial sector. Customers include the U.S. Postal Service; Singapore Airlines Ltd; CHEP; Hutchison Whampoa; Kerry Logistics; as well as major automotive, electronics, grocery and retail companies, and third-party logistics providers. Savi also provides real-time monitoring and management solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Jacquemard, with 21 years of global experience leading major enterprise software and logistics businesses, was formerly senior vice president of i2 Technologies Inc., responsible for the High Tech and Telecommunications business units, which together accounted for the majority of the $1-billion company's revenues.
At i2, a provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions, Jacquemard extended the company's global reach in the high-tech and telecommunications markets, and was on the executive team that shaped the company's focus on supplier relationship management (SRM) solutions. In the first half of 2001 alone, Jacquemard's High Tech Business Unit had more than 70 high-tech companies go live with about 110 implementations of i2's e-business solutions.
Vikram Verma, Savi's CEO, said the company expects growth under Jacquemard's direction. "Bruce has the right combination of global experience, leadership and business acumen to help grow our business. Our pipeline of prospective customers continues to grow, and Bruce will have a major role in helping to enhance the value of our solutions for existing and new customers, as well as in the development of industry-leading partnerships."
In commenting on why he joined Savi, a privately held company founded in 1989, Jacquemard said: "In the past year, Savi has proven itself as a global leader in solving supply chain problems through its dynamic enterprise software, which is uniquely integrated with automatic tracking and data capturing systems. The company is bringing the real world of the physical supply chain to the Internet in real time."
Earlier this month, Savi also announced two other high-level appointments to help strengthen its executive management team: Stephen Zujkowski, senior vice president public sector, formerly of Qiva; and, Melvin Poi, managing director Asia Pacific, formerly of Ariba.