Jim Shepherd Joins Plex Systems as Vice President of Strategy

Industry veteran defines company strategy for continued growth in cloud enterprising resource planning

Auburn Hills, Mich.—Feb. 21, 2012—Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) for manufacturers, appointed Jim Shepherd as its Vice President of Strategy.

Shepherd will aid the company to better defining its strategic direction to continue the growth of Plex Systems with manufacturers across multiple industries and markets.

“I am excited to take a strategic role at Plex Systems,” said Shepherd. “Plex Online is an outstanding technology solution and I’m eager to contribute to the evolution of this software as it leads the ERP industry into the Cloud computing world.”

Shepherd brings nearly 40 years of thought leadership and operational experience in manufacturing and software industries to the Plex Systems team. He has extensive knowledge and proficiency in the design, development and implementation of ERP systems and supply chain planning systems.

“We welcome Jim to the management team at Plex Systems and look forward to mining his deep insight into customer operations and the long-term strategic direction of manufacturing solutions,” said Mark Symonds, President and Chief Executive Officer, Plex Systems.

Prior to joining Plex Systems, Shepherd held leading positions at Gartner Inc., AMR Research, Conrac Corp. and ACMI. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.