Korem appoints Agron Business Development, expanding its presence in the United States

    Agron brings extensive experience, expanding KOREM's corporate leadership
    and award winning capabilities in the development and integration of
    geospatial technologies in the United States

    QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - KOREM, a leader in the development
and integration of Web-mapping solutions and geographic information systems,
today announced the appointment of Mike Agron, Principal and Founder of Agron
Business Development to take the leadership position for implementing and
accelerating KOREM's strategic initiative for establishing a US sales,
services and support infrastructure. Agron will focus on expanding customer
demand and growing KOREM's partnership network.
    "KOREM has had tremendous success selling geospatial and business
intelligence solutions to a diverse base of major Canadian and US customers in
industries such as banking and insurance, public safety, telecommunications,
oil and gas, and distribution. Given the rapid industry growth we're
experiencing, it's important we broaden our market reach across all of North
America, and we are delighted to have appointed Mike Agron, of Agron Business
Development, to be our advisor and person on the ground in the US to achieve
our expansion of services for the US market. We're excited having him
concentrating on business and partner development efforts to further
capitalize on the accelerating market for location-enabled solutions," said
Sebastien Vachon, CEO and Founder of KOREM.
    Mr. Agron brings more than 25 years of varied experience as an individual
contributor, manager and executive in sales, business development, and
strategic global alliances management for such companies as Apple Computer,
EDS, MapInfo, Oracle and deCarta where he was most recently Vice-President of
business development and a member of their executive staff. At MapInfo, he
spent five years managing and implementing the company's strategic global
enterprise alliances, VAR and OEM go-to-market programs and pioneered the
location enablement of business intelligence applications that drove new
revenue streams by striking key relationships with major software companies.
At Oracle, he was Executive Director of Solutions and Partner Development for
Oracle Global Services Industries and at Apple, he held positions in sales and
sales management. He now runs his own consultancy, Agron Business Development,
to help technology companies align with their local, regional and global goals
to improve sales execution through implementing proven business development,
partnering strategies and training services.
    "With innovative applications and solutions deployed across a wide array
of customers, coupled with top tier partners such as Pitney Bowes MapInfo,
Oracle, Google, NAVTEQ and Cognos, KOREM's market position is an enviable
one," said Mike Agron. "Having known and worked closely with KOREM for the
past 6 years, I'm excited to play an integral role in helping to develop
partnerships and customer relationships for establishing KOREM as a major
geospatial and business intelligence System Integrator in the United States
market," he added.

    About KOREM

    Founded in 1993, KOREM develops and implements integrated, evolving and
high quality geospatial solutions that meet customers strategic and management
requirements on a national and international scale. KOREM's workforce
capacities, expertise and creativity have contributed to put together
solutions to better locate, describe, disseminate, understand and analyze the
information improving decision-making throughout organizations. The mastering
of these fields of knowledge combined with business intelligence and
geospatial allows KOREM to accommodate clients with diverse needs.
ISO 9001:2000 certified, KOREM assures its clientele of high-level standards
of services and top-quality satisfaction, based on dynamic and reliable work
parameters. For more information, visit www.korem.com.

    About Agron Business Development

    In 2007 Mike Agron launched AGRON Business Development, a
California-based consultancy, to address a need in the technology sector to
improve sales execution through proven business development and partnering
strategies. With a 25-year history at top technology hardware and software
firms including Apple, EDS, Oracle, MapInfo and deCarta, he has been
recognized for his best practices in both the private and public sectors. Mike
has worked in the trenches and in executive positions leading global business
development, channel, and partner sales teams of VARs, SIs, ISVs and OEMs. The
common thread for Agron Business Development is partnering for success and a
passion about building profitable relationships for clients, and partners that
include top tier technology corporations, start-ups, and mid-sized firms. For
more information, visit www.agronbizdev.com.

For further information:

For further information: Anne-Andrée Morin, Marketing Communications
Agent, KOREM, (418) 647-1555, amorin@korem.com

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