SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

February 15, 2011 10:00 ET

Aberdeen Group Appoints Kevin Prouty as Research Director, Enterprise Applications Research Practice

In-Depth Experience as Analyst and Practitioner to Address Growing Demand for Enterprise Applications Research Across Industries

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the appointment of Kevin Prouty as Research Director of its Enterprise Applications research practice. Prouty will be responsible for developing Aberdeen research coverage within the practice and delivering findings via published works, speaking engagements, and on-line events.

"We are excited to have Kevin in this leadership role. Since joining Aberdeen, his background, knowledge and insights have already contributed to the success and growth of our ability to deliver fact-based, industry-leading research in the enterprise applications arena," said Dr. Andrew Boyd, president of Aberdeen Group. "He has proven himself a leader and innovator in his prior roles as an analyst as well as at companies such as Infor and Motorola. These characteristics will serve him well in expanding the research coverage of the Enterprise Applications practice and Aberdeen's influence in the marketplace."

Before joining Aberdeen, Kevin was Director for Manufacturing Solutions at Infor, a provider of business application software. He also spent over five years as Senior Director of Manufacturing Solutions at Motorola and was the resident expert on technology's role in Lean manufacturing practices. Prior to Motorola, he was Research Director for Manufacturing and Automotive at AMR Research and Gartner G2.

Leading up to his research role, Kevin spent over 15 years as both a user and system integrator of production operations software. Twelve of those years were as a plant manager and project manager at a global manufacturer, managing a large workforce and business that produced tooling for automotive and industrial companies. He was responsible for all automation of the facility, including integration of automated process and information systems into all aspects of the business. Additionally, Kevin helped lead the re-engineering team that implemented ERP and shop floor systems throughout the company. Kevin also managed the construction, start up, and initial operation of a plant in China from 1992 to 1993.

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