Executive Movement

New appointments at Apexon, Manhattan Associates, MindFlow, Pegasystems and V3 Systems

Tempe, AZ — March 28, 2003 — With the software market showing some signs of revival after the long drought of the past two (two-and-half? three?) years, solution providers are positioning themselves for the hoped-for upswing by adding new executives to their lineups.

Here's a rundown of the latest additions at Apexon, Manhattan Associates, MindFlow, Pegasystems and V3 Systems.

San Jose, Calif.'s Apexon, a provider of operational supplier relationship management (SRM) solutions, has appointed Richard Nieset as the company's vice president of sales. Nieset brings more than 20 years of consultative selling experience in the enterprise software market. In his new role, Nieset is responsible for Apexon's global sales organization.

Previously, Nieset was vice president of North American sales at Agile Software, a collaborative supply chain software provider. Prior to Agile, Nieset was a senior sales executive at Sherpa Corporation, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software that was later acquired by SDRC.

Prior to Sherpa, Nieset was vice president of field operations for Rexcom Systems, a diversified software provider, where he was responsible for all customer facing operations, including marketing, sales, professional services and customer support. Prior to Rexcom, Nieset held senior sales positions at PerkinElmer, a technology company focused on life and analytical sciences, optoelectronics and fluid sciences; as well as at Gould Instrument Systems, a manufacturer of electronic instrumentation for a variety of industrial and medical applications.

Management Changes at Manhattan Associates

Atlanta-based Manhattan Associates, a provider of supply chain execution solutions, has announced the appointment of Bruce Eicher to vice president responsible for professional services. Eicher has over 15 years of industry experience and joined Manhattan Associates in 2000 with the company's acquisition of Intrepa, where he was chief operating officer.

Eicher, who most recently served as vice president of customers, replaces Neil Thall, who has chosen to leave the company as of April 15 to pursue other personal and professional opportunities.

In addition, Ramesh Srinivasan, senior vice president, will assume additional responsibilities for customer support.

MindFlow Appoints Supply Chain Vet to Advisory Board

Plano, Texas-based MindFlow Technologies, a provider of sourcing solutions, bolstered its process industry expertise with the appointment of Robert A. Falivene to its board of advisors. Falivene brings over 20 years of purchasing, operations and supply chain management experience to MindFlow's advisory board.

Falivene most recently served as the group vice president overseeing global supply chain development at Pennzoil-QuakerState. From January 1998 through May of 2000, he was the chief procurement officer at Equiva Services, a joint venture of Shell, Texaco and Saudi Aramco. Prior to that, Falivene spent six years at PepsiCo as a vice president of supplier development, as well as a group director of the bottling division.

Beginning his career at Anheuser-Busch in the early 1980s, Falivene advanced through the management ranks, holding five positions in nine years, including serving as the director of purchasing, the group director of supply chain management and the group director of the bottling division.

Other members of MindFlow's advisory board include Lisa Ellram, professor of supply chain management at Arizona State University; Judy Hollis, vice president of strategic sourcing at Wendy's International; Keith Moe, ex- group vice president of 3M Corporation; and Ron Peters, president of PTK.

Pegasystems Names Vice President of Global Services

Cambridge, Mass.-based Pegasystems, a provider of business process management (BPM) software, has named Rodney P. Jackson as vice president of global services. Jackson is charged with driving Pegasystems' goals for greater customer satisfaction and growth of the company's professional and support services business.

Jackson has over 20 years of experience in solutions, services and services management. Prior to joining Pegasystems, Jackson was ePresence's senior vice president and general manager for the Americas. At ePresence, Jackson's responsibilities included revenue and expense management, practice strategy, service delivery and customer satisfaction.

Prior to ePresence, Jackson held several senior management positions at Compaq Computer, including vice president of Compaq's worldwide financial services practice and head of Compaq's systems integration solution services business operations group. He has also held a variety of senior management positions in consulting and systems integration organizations.

New EVP of Engineering at V3 Systems

Charlotte, N.C.-based V3 Systems, which provides supply chain execution software, has named Andrew Kilbourne to be executive vice president of engineering. Kilbourne's new position with V3 Systems was created to address interest by global customers in the ability of V3's software to offer a new layer of execution capability for complex enterprise-wide supply chain networks.

Kilbourne has more than 19 years of senior technology executive experience, having held positions with such companies as Alcatel, Oracle and Unisys. Most recently he worked for AvalonBay Communities, where he was the vice president of strategic technology initiatives. In this position, Kilbourne led the definition and execution of the technology strategy for the company.

Kilbourne has also served as the chief technology officer for IXI Corporation and vice president of engineering and professional services for NetBalance.
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