SOURCE: Lectra

December 05, 2006 12:34 ET

Lectra Names Jerry Inman Vice President of Marketing for North America

-- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 5, 2006 -- Paris (France), December 5, 2006 - Lectra, the world leader in software, CAD/CAM equipment and related services dedicated to large-scale users of textiles, leather and industrial fabrics, announced the appointment of Jerry Inman as Vice President of Marketing for North America.

Based in New York City and reporting to Lectra North America President David Rode, Jerry Inman is responsible for directing the overall marketing operations of Lectra in the United States, Canada and Mexico. He will create and oversee a number of major marketing initiatives in order to build on Lectra's installed customer base in the region and win new customers in all markets in which Lectra is present, including fashion - particularly in the fast-growing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) domain - as well as the automotive, aeronautical, marine and furniture markets. Jerry Inman will make a significant contribution to Lectra North America's objectives of increasing revenues from $50 million in 2005 to $100 million by 2010, and achieving undisputed leadership in all its markets.

"We are pleased to welcome such a seasoned professional to our executive team," said David Rode. "Jerry's experience and talent will play an important role as Lectra continues to strengthen its leadership position, particularly in the fashion PLM domain. He brings a wealth of knowledge from his experience in enterprise software, brand awareness, lead generation, and customer retention and growth programs."

Jerry Inman brings more than 20 years of strategic marketing experience at growing companies. Most recently he served as a marketing executive at Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence and integration software. As Director of Marketing he helped generate significant revenue growth through the development and deployment of global marketing strategies, lead generation and solution strategies. Prior to his work at Information Builders, he was at Computer Associates, a leading provider of systems and application software, where his responsibilities included advertising, public relations, direct mail and other related marketing activities.

Jerry Inman earned a degree in Business Administration from Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J.

About Lectra

With 1,500 worldwide employees and $260 million in 2005 revenues, Lectra is the world leader in software, CAD/CAM equipment and related services dedicated to large-scale users of textiles, leather and industrial fabrics. Lectra addresses a broad array of major global markets, including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive, aeronautical and furniture. Lectra is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange.

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