ACD Systems International Inc.

ACD Systems International Inc.

October 04, 2005 09:00 ET

ACD Systems Appoints James Latham Vice President, Marketing

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 4, 2005) -

The transition from consultant to full-time executive reinforces ACD's investment in marketing, and extends these activities globally

ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA) today announced that James Latham has been officially appointed vice president of marketing, completing a transition from consultant to permanent ACD employee. Mr. Latham has 25 years of marketing and management experience from several well known high-growth and profitable companies including IBM, ViewStar Corporation, Lotus Development, and Atlas Telecom.

"Building on our recent successful launch of ACDSee 8 Photo Manager, I look forward to the challenges of extending our product capabilities, alliance partners and complete marketing worldwide, as a full-time ACD executive," said Mr. Latham. "By leveraging my experience into this rapidly evolving and fast-growing market, I believe ACD can capitalize on significant opportunities."

"Mr. Latham brings leadership and expertise to inform and energize our strategy of advancing ACDSee and other products on the desktop. His experience internationally in digital imaging, desktop applications, and Internet communications provide a solid basis to lead our marketing communications, product marketing and product management departments," said Doug Vandekerkhove, chairman, chief executive officer and president of ACD Systems.

About ACD Systems

Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX: ASA) is one of the world's leading developers and marketers of digital imaging software, including the renowned ACDSee image management tool and Canvas, an advanced cross-platform technical illustration and graphics program. ACD has delivered value to a global marketplace through Internet distribution and through partnerships with manufacturers and developers. ACD has millions of consumer and business users and over 33,000 corporate customers including many Fortune 500 companies. For further details, please visit us at our corporate web site:

ACD, ACD Systems, ACDSee and FotoSlate are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACD Systems Ltd. in Canada, the United States, or certain other jurisdictions. Trademarks of ACD Systems Ltd. are used under license by ACD Systems of America, Inc. Canvas is a trademark or registered trademark of ACD Systems of America, Inc. in Canada, the United States, or certain other jurisdictions. Trademarks of ACD Systems of America, Inc. are used under license by ACD Systems Ltd.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on the estimates and opinions of management at the date the statements were made and the company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if conditions or opinions should change.

Contact Information

  • ACD Systems International Inc. - Media Contact
    James Latham
    Vice President, Marketing
    (250) 544-6700
    (250) 544-0291 (FAX)
    ACD Systems International Inc. - Investors Contact
    Martin Winstanley
    Corporate Affairs
    (250) 544-6700
    (250) 544-0291 (FAX)