SOURCE: Arena Solutions

March 18, 2008 08:00 ET

Arena Solutions CEO Named as a Supply and Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know for 2008

Formidable Industry Magazine Honors Craig Livingston for His Hard Work and Dedication to Helping the Manufacturing Supply Chain Work More Efficiently

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of all sizes, today announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine has named chief executive officer Craig Livingston as a 2008 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know for his hard work and dedication to the improvement of the manufacturing industry and the supply chain, in particular.

The Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know award honors select individuals for their personal involvement in the industry and their vision of how technology enables the 21st century economy. When evaluating Livingston for this award, the selection committee considered how PLM software is being used to move Arena Solutions' customers forward and the stellar results those companies achieve as a result. They found many examples of product manufacturers and global outsourced supply chains that have streamlined outsourcing and improved operational efficiencies and time-to-market.

"Craig Livingston has an impressive track record as a leader who has helped countless companies effectively manage their 21st century supply chains, shape and grow the PLM industry and develop a thriving PLM business for small- to medium-sized enterprises. His deep understanding of manufacturers' needs and knowledge of the global PLM market is a huge advantage for his customers and has earned him a well-deserved honor as a 2008 Pro to Know," said Sarah Murray, managing editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine.

"I am honored to be included among such an influential group of leaders who understand the strategic importance of a well-functioning supply chain. For nearly 6 years, I have been committed to providing PLM solutions to small and mid-sized companies. Even after all these years and several hundred successful PLM implementations, I am still amazed to see just how much value PLM can bring to customers," said Craig Livingston, chief executive officer of Arena Solutions. "Arena PLM has a huge impact on improving interactions and performance across the supply chain team during every step of the product development process, from concept to launch."

About Arena Solutions

Arena Solutions is the leading provider of on-demand (SaaS) product lifecycle management solutions for manufacturing companies of all sizes. As the only true on-demand, secure Internet-based PLM service, Arena PLM provides a superior alternative to complicated, lengthy and expensive traditional PLM software deployments. Through its award-winning service, Arena enables product manufacturers and their global supply chains to streamline outsourcing, improve operational efficiencies, collaboration and speed time-to-market. Arena PLM has been adopted by more than 15,000 users across companies at all stages of development, including industry leaders Foundry Networks, Color Kinetics, Intuit, Sierra Wireless, Align Technology and more.

Arena Solutions' market-changing approach to PLM has received significant recognition in the industry, including Manufacturing Business Technology's Top 40 Emerging Vendors, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, Industry Week's "Technology of the Year - Notable Innovators" and Start-IT Magazine's "Hottest" Companies and Top 50 Manufacturing Technologies.

Founded in February 2000, Arena Solutions is headquartered in Foster City, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.arenasolutions.com.

Arena PLM is a trademark of Arena Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names are the property of their respective holders.

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