SOURCE: Arena Solutions

June 07, 2007 08:00 ET

Arena Solutions Names Paul Patterson as New Vice President of Sales

Patterson's Business Acumen and Strong Sales Expertise Advances the Company's Ability to Fulfill the Growing Demand for Its World-Class On-Demand PLM Solutions

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of all sizes, today announced the appointment of Paul Patterson as the company's new vice president of sales. In this key leadership position, Patterson will manage and scale the sales organization to deliver on the tremendous market opportunity and increase demand for the innovative, easy-to-use, easy-to-deploy, on-demand Arena PLM solution.

"Paul's unique expertise with on-demand solutions and manufacturing software, paired with his sales experience, provides Arena with an invaluable resource for fulfilling customer demand and maintaining the company's momentum as the fastest-growing provider of PLM solutions," said Michael Topolovac, chief executive officer of Arena Solutions. "We are pleased to have attracted a well-respected executive who is not only accomplished in developing, implementing and managing global sales strategies and sales teams, but who can also benefit our customers with his understanding of how the advantages of on-demand will put them at a significant competitive advantage."

"The future is bright at Arena. I couldn't be more enthusiastic about joining the company at this point in its evolution, when I can build upon the huge sales successes they've achieved to date and integrate new, proven strategies and tactics that will catapult us into the future," said Patterson. "PLM is being upheld as a must-have application, and the on-demand delivery model puts Arena at the forefront, meeting the needs of manufacturers in a far superior way than a traditional PLM vendor ever could."

Patterson's commitment to software solutions for manufacturers spans his entire 15-year career. Prior to joining Arena Solutions, Patterson was responsible for the global sales organization of Apexon, an on-demand solution for improved supply chain management and decision support. There he helped the company deploy its solution into a solid base of Fortune 1000 manufacturing customers and become the leader in the on-demand supplier performance management space. In a prior position as director of sales for the western and central regions at newScale, Inc., the leader in IT service portfolio management and service catalog software solutions, Patterson helped grow the company's customer base to more than one million users in just six years. Earlier in his career, Patterson helped develop and launch the sales organization for Datasweep (now Rockwell Automation), a leading provider of manufacturing execution software for Fortune 1000 manufacturers.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree in business administration from University of Colorado.

About Arena Solutions

Arena Solutions is the leading provider of on-demand 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, 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 Magazine's "Hottest" Companies.

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

Arena Solutions, Arena PLM Workgroup Edition, Arena PLM Professional Edition, and Arena PLM Enterprise Edition are trademarks of Arena Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names are the property of their respective holders.

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