Oakville, ON, Canada -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/22/2006 --Shoplogix, a leading developer of intelligent performance management software, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lindsay Sparks, currently Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, to the company’s Board of Directors.
Shoplogix develops intelligent performance management software that optimizes plant floor operations. Shoplogix solutions improve productivity, efficiency, and total operational performance by allowing companies to make real-time decisions that impact profitability while actively engaging employees in the process.
Shoplogix Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, with offices across North America. The company serves a growing base of Global 2000 companies to set new standards for production performance and efficiency in industrial environments.
Mr. Sparks offers a wealth of knowledge and experience as former VP of World Wide Sales of Products and Services for small and medium-sized businesses at Microsoft, and VP of MSN e-services where he directed the development and deployment of MSN services worldwide. Mr. Sparks has done extensive work with startups both within Microsoft and the software industry and brings valuable business management and technology experience.
Upon Mr. Sparks’ appointment, Shoplogix CEO, Kevin Dwyer said, “We are absolutely delighted to have Lindsay on our Board. His extensive business experience in the technology arena, coupled with his involvement with early stage "start up's" provides Shoplogix with an executive resource that will make a significant contribution to our business. We look forward to Lindsay's involvement on our Board and his proactive involvement in our business operations”.
According to Mr. Sparks, “Shoplogix has built a very sophisticated platform and feature rich software product that will deliver very measurable benefits to the manufacturing sector across the board. I am very excited about joining the Shoplogix Board and look forward to working closely with Kevin and his Executive team as they continue to expand their business in North America and establish an International foot print”.
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Plantnode Network is an enterprise web-based software application that consolidates and analyzes operational data for all Plantnode enabled equipment providing a complete and accurate view of production performance. Plantnode Network’s distributed design provides true enterprise scalability to evaluate real-time performance on a plant-wide, multi-site, or global basis.
Hellen Budaya Pileski
Manager, Marketing Communications