CALGARY, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - WellPoint Systems Inc, (WPS:TSX-V), a leading
provider of software solutions to the energy industry, today announced the
appointments of Ms. Karen (Carrie) Manion to the position of Senior Vice
President, Sales and Services, and Mr. Michael Weiss to the position of Senior
Vice President, Software and Technology. The positions will report to
Wellpoint Systems' Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Richard Slack.
"We are excited to have Carrie and Mike join WellPoint Systems' senior
management team," said Richard Slack, Chief Operating Officer for WellPoint
Systems, Inc. "Both bring extensive experience in building and leading high
performance teams, achieving goals and driving results to their respective
roles. I expect them to contribute greatly during this period of renewed focus
on profitable growth."
As SVP Sales and Services, Ms. Manion will be responsible for managing
professional services and global sales - both direct and through channel. Ms.
Manion brings more than 20 years of experience in software sales, channel
business development and sales management. Ms. Manion previously held senior
sales positions at J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft, and SPL World. Most recently, she
was Vice President Sales for Bolo Systems, Inc., which was acquired by
Wellpoint Systems in August, 2007. Ms. Manion has a Bachelor of Science in
Information Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Most recently Mr. Weiss was Vice President, R&D for Wellpoint Systems,
Inc. In his new role as Senior Vice President, Software and Technology, Mr.
Weiss will be responsible for all R&D, product development, and customer
support for the Company. He has previously held senior level software
development positions at a number of large technology companies including
Halliburton Digital & Consulting Solutions, where he was Director, R&D
managing a group of more than 100 software developers globally building
leading edge solutions for the oil and gas industry. Mr. Weiss has more than
24 years of experience in managing the design, development, deployment and
marketing of commercial high tech software products. During this time he has
gained significant experience developing applications in a variety of database
environments, including ORACLE, Microsoft and IBM. He holds degrees in
mechanical engineering and computer science from the University of New York.
"Carrie and Mike bring great experience to their roles leading our sales,
services, and software divisions," said Mr. Frank Stanford, Chief Executive
Officer of Wellpoint Systems, Inc. "Over the past three months we have added
significant strength to our leadership team. Combined with the recent
appointments of Richard Slack as COO and Bharat Mahajan as CFO, I am confident
that this new team will deliver results, helping us achieve our goals with
respect to both revenue growth and profitability."
About WellPoint Systems Inc.
WellPoint Systems provides premier software and related services for
managing critical operations within the energy industry. Aligning tightly with
Microsoft Corporation, WellPoint is the only Independent Software Vendor (ISV)
and Microsoft Dynamics partner dedicated to the energy sector. It is breaking
new ground with the creation of a more comprehensive, integrated energy
software suite based on existing Microsoft ERP technology that utilizes
state-of-the-art Dynamics AX(R) and .NET architectures. WellPoint became a
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in 2005. Founded in 1997, Calgary-based
WellPoint Systems also has major operations in Houston, TX, Denver, CO,
Bogota, Colombia and London, England. WellPoint is publicly traded on the TSX
Venture Exchange under the symbol WPS.
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