The Open Sky Group Appoints Four Key Personnel in Support of Growth & Expansion of Supply Chain Software Consulting Services

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 11, 2012) – The Open Sky Group (, an independent consulting company specializing in services for Supply Chain Software Systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of four Directors to its Executive Management team; Brian Lindenmeyer for Engineering Consulting, Seth Patin for Technical & Support Services, Darcy Reeves Powell for Marketing, and Jason Yantiss for Implementation. These appointments are in support of Open Sky’s expansion of services and in response to its tremendous growth. The company has averaged year over year growth of at least 20% since its inception in 2006.

Each Director is responsible for a practice, including management of the members of each team. The newest practice, Engineering Consulting, will initially be focused on extending client strategy in the areas of Software Evaluation and Vendor Selection, Organization and Operational Readiness, Workforce Management and general Industrial Engineering services. “We see a great need for labor and engineering expertise in our existing engagements and are excited about what we can now bring to clients,” notes Curt Sardeson, Managing Principal for Open Sky. “We are now uniquely positioned to provide complete support of the entire suite of products and consulting services necessary for highly effective supply chain execution systems. By combining industrial engineering services with our technical and functional expertise, Open Sky is increasing its capabilities for unleashing efficiencies in our clients’ supply chains.”

Open Sky’s existing practices are Implementation & Integration and Technical & Support Services.  Implementation Services, a more recent addition, is responsible for all supply chain software implementation and integration projects, from Warehouse, Labor and Transportation Management to integration of Material Handling Equipment and ERP Systems. The Technical and Support Services practice, a founding focus of the firm, is dedicated to support and maintenance involving RedPrairie® software products.

Brian, Seth, Darcy and Jason, along with Curt Sardeson, Managing Principal, will guide Open Sky as it continues on its trajectory of growth and expansion, while remaining committed to the founding principle that happy clients and happy employees make happy shareholders. “We choose our people carefully to ensure a great cultural fit along with a commitment to teamwork and building the best possible customer relationships,” says Curt. “I’m excited about what we will do with these four energetic, knowledgeable and highly respected individuals on our team.”