SOURCE: Project Insight

Project Insight

July 06, 2011 05:27 ET

Co-Founder/CTO of Project Management Software, Project Insight, Becomes Oldest American Male to Qualify for U.S. Olympic Trials

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Project Insight, online project management software provider, announces that its co-founder and CTO, Steve West, recently broke the record for being the oldest American male to qualify for the Olympic Swimming Trials at age 39.

At the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo, California on June 25, West qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the men's 200 meter breaststroke with a fifth-seeded preliminary time of 2:20.65, just missing the men's 35-39 200 meter breaststroke FINA Masters world record of 2:20.29. The U.S. Olympic Trials time standard is 2:20.79.

According to an interview with Swimming World, West's record was previously held by Wally Dicks, who was 37 when he qualified for and swam at Trials in 2000 in the 100 breast. West, an all-American at the University of Michigan, has swum at Trials before, previously competing in 1992, 1996 and 2000, placing third in the 200 meter breaststroke in 1996. West currently swims for the Irvine Novaquatics Masters Team and previously swam with Coach Dr. Dave Salo on the Irvine Novaquatics National team through the 2000 Olympic Trials.

West co-founded Metafuse, Inc. in 1996, the year that he was training for the 1996 Olympics. He had just graduated from the University of Michigan, where he had been a member of the NCAA championship swim team. Rather than start a full-time position that would prohibit him from committing to the number of hours of pool time he needed to train for the 2000 Olympic Trials, he decided to co-found a web and custom software development firm based in Irvine.

In 1998, West led a team which created an online collaboration product which was the predecessor to Project Insight, for posting documents, files and comments. In 2002, the development team adding project scheduling and other project and resource management features and re-branded the product as launched Project Insight.

After several years of hard work and dedication, and without any outside venture capital, the company has grown to serve hundreds of customers and thousands of project teams. Project Insight is now the leading mid-market project management software solution provider helping its customers like Cisco, Dell, GE and The Gap to become more productive and efficient.

About Project Insight™
Project Insight, web based project management software, is powerful for project managers, easy for everyone. Project Insight 9.0 offers three editions for flexible, scalable project management, hosted Workgroup, Professional and Enterprise. An on-premise or installed option is available with the Enterprise edition. Project Insight project management software follows Project Management Institute, Inc.'s (PMI) standards, and is compliant with the PMBOK® Guide (A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge).