Matrikon(TM) announces leadership appointments to technology team



    EDMONTON, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Matrikon Inc. (TSX: MTK) today announced the
following leadership appointments to its technology team:

    
    -   Dr. Peter Lawrence has been appointed chief technology officer (CTO),
        responsible for leading Matrikon's long term technology strategy.
        Peter's 30-year career has included key technical management and
        strategic positions focusing on the application of automation and
        information technology. In his career, Peter has founded several
        instrumentation, automation and information companies and divisions.
        Prior to joining Matrikon, he was the founder and president of
        Resolution Integration Solutions, Inc. (whose assets were acquired by
        Matrikon in 2005), technical director at Morrison Knudsen
        Corporation, vice president of KBC Process Consultants, Inc., a
        founder of KBC Process Automation, and founder of Process Automations
        and Computer Systems. Peter holds an undergraduate degree in
        Mechanical Engineering from Brunel University and a Doctorate from
        the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology.

    -   Jay Funnell has been appointed chief software architect (CSA). Jay
        has been a product architect at Matrikon since 2000 and has been team
        lead on several strategic products, including Alarm Manager,
        Operational Insight and infrastructure technologies. Prior to joining
        Matrikon, Jay was a senior software engineer at various software
        development firms. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science
        from the University of Alberta.
    

    Nizar J. Somji, president, CEO and interim CFO of Matrikon commented:
"With the success of our cost containment measures over the past few quarters,
the time is right to start focusing on the next step in Matrikon's turnaround:
continued innovation in our technology infrastructure and solutions to support
growth. Peter and Jay each bring technology leadership in unique areas.
Together, they will guide our technology to the next level with integrated
work flow, business processes, people processes and knowledge as well as
numeric and textual analysis. This new generation of Matrikon technology is
specifically aimed at increasing our customers ability to harness true value
from their technology investments."

    About Matrikon

    Matrikon (www.matrikon.com) is a leading provider of integrated
industrial intelligence solutions that enable manufacturing plants to achieve
operational excellence by transforming production data into knowledge to
predict and prevent problems and optimize operations. Matrikon's customers
achieve agile operations through the combination of external market and plant
data to make informed, intelligent decisions in real-time. With offices in
major cities throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East
and a global client base including industry leaders in a wide range of process
industries, Matrikon's reach is global.

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For further information:

For further information: Nicole Sayler, (780) 945-4010, ir@matrikon.com

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