|[February 28, 2012]
Software AG Appoints Paul Orme-Smith as CEO of Software AG USA, Inc.
RESTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Software AG today announced it has appointed Paul Orme-Smith as CEO
North America for its fully-owned subsidiary, Software AG USA, Inc.,
headquarted in Reston, Virginia. The company also named him a member of
the Group Executive Board. This move reflects the vital importance of
North American operations to Software AG as the company increases its
investments in the USA.
Paul Orme-Smith, President & CEO North America, member of the Group Executive Board, Software AG (Photo: Business Wire)
Among the key initiatives for Orme-Smith is the expansion of Software
AG's presence and customer base on the West Coast. As part of this,
Software AG is relocating key elements of its Research & Development,
Product Marketing and Merger & Acquisition functions to the area. His
other priorities include: the creation of a new Federal unit to secure
more business with the U.S. government sector, and the development of a
new national sales team focused on the Life Sciences industry to build
on recent successes with Software AG's supply chain visibility solutions.
With leadership abilities spanning nearly two decades with Software AG,
Orme-Smith was most recently President North America Sales and now adds
CEO and board member to his credentials. Prior to those appointments he
was Senior Vice President of Sales responsible for the field sales force
focused on Adabas and Natural customers throughout the U.S.
"The U.S. market is very important to our growth strategy and our future
success," said Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG. "The
appointment of Paul to this very important position solidifies our
commitment to building an innovative and highly recognizable software
company in the U.S. We remain committed to our customers and to
delivering the best-in-class technology they have come to expect."
About oftware AG
With more than 1,000 U.S.-enterprise customers and 800 employees,
Software AG's U.S. operation contributes one third of the
company's total revenue and is Software AG's largest market presence and
R&D location. Software AG has operated nationwide in the U.S. since 1973
through a fully-owned subsidiary, Software AG USA Inc., which is
headquartered in Reston, Virginia - also an R&D hub for the
company's core data management and integration technologies. R&D labs
for the development of Software AG's webMethods (News - Alert) product suite -
offering SOA integration and BPM solutions - include facilities
in San José/Silicon Valley, Seattle and Denver. For more information,
Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence.
Our 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first
high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business
process analysis platform, ARIS; and the first B2B
server and SOA-based
integration platform, webMethods. We offer our customers end-to-end business
process management (BPM) solutions delivering low
Total-Cost-of-Ownership and high ease of use. Our industry-leading
brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural, CentraSite and IDS Scheer
Consulting, represent a unique portfolio encompassing: process strategy,
design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data
management; process-driven SAP (News - Alert) implementation; and strategic process
consulting and services.
Software AG had revenues of €1.1 billion in 2011 and has more than 5,500
employees serving 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers
across 70 countries. Our comprehensive software and services solutions
allow companies to continuously achieve their business results faster.
The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt
Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).
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