Activplant Corporation

Activplant Corporation

March 28, 2006 09:00 ET

Activplant Appoints CA'TM' Executive as New CEO

LONDON, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2006) -

Seasoned executive brings 25 years experience to fastest growing MI company in North America

Activplant, the standard in performance management solutions for the world's leading manufacturers, today appointed Ted Williams to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Williams, who joins from Computer Associates (CA) and who was an eleven-year veteran of MRO Software, will lead the company's strategic direction and business growth effective immediately. Williams succeeds Dennis Cocco, the current CEO and President, who will assume the role of Chief Product Strategist. The transition is part of a growth plan announced by Cocco in July 2005. As Chief Product Strategist, Cocco will apply his industry knowledge and technology expertise to create solutions that drive immediate value for customers.

"Activplant is poised for explosive growth, and Ted's solid track record in creating strong market demand will help build on our current momentum and bring us to new levels of success," said Dennis Cocco, CEO and President, Activplant. "We're thrilled to welcome someone of his caliber to our team."

"Activplant possesses the key ingredients for success: a fast-growing customer base with some of the largest manufacturers in the world, a management team with deep industry knowledge and an innovative product suite," said Williams. "The market potential for Activplant is vast and I'm looking forward to working with the Activplant team on extending its footprint in the manufacturing intelligence space."

Williams comes to Activplant from Computer Associates, where he served as the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales Operations. Prior to that, Williams was the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations of Concord Communications, where he directed the company's global sales force, managed its international reseller network, and oversaw its professional services team.

Prior to joining Concord, Williams was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales for MRO Software, a strategic asset management software provider that helps manufacturers extend asset life, decrease operating costs and enable efficient supplier collaboration. As part of MRO Software's management team, Williams substantially contributed to the company's impressive revenue growth of more than 700 per cent since the early 1990s and directed the original Maximo product line. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Comac Systems Corporation, an enterprise software start-up.

About Activplant

An enterprise manufacturing intelligence market leader, Activplant's performance management solution has set the standard in operational excellence within the world's largest and most admired manufacturers. Aimed at high-volume, high-automation plants, Activplant's solution consolidates plant floor data into relevant real-time and historical information, enabling productivity gains by optimizing product, people, equipment and processes. With Activplant solutions, plant managers and manufacturing executives can focus on the key issues in their facilities that ultimately improve product quality, accelerate new product launches and drive performance gains. Activplant is a privately held company based in London, Ontario. For more information please visit

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