SOURCE: Emptoris

March 18, 2008 11:04 ET

Emptoris Executives Named "Pros to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

Ammiel Kamon and Marty Kelly Honored for Role in Advancing Contract Management Software

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - Emptoris, a leading provider of enterprise supply and contract management software, today announced that Marty Kelly, Global Director of Contract Management, and Ammiel Kamon, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, both were honored with Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 2008 "Pros to Know" award.

The Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pros to Know" awards are an annual listing of individuals in the supply management and procurement fields that have helped create and implement a vision for the "21st century supply chain." Supply & Demand Chain Executive says the honorees have "implemented transformations, including new processes and technologies, that move companies toward their vision" of a 21st century supply chain.

Kamon serves as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Emptoris, with responsibility over the company's supply and contract management solutions, including the company's sourcing, spend analysis, and supplier performance management software solutions. He previously served in a similar capacity at diCarta, one of the pioneers of the contract management software market. Kamon was nominated as a "Pro to Know" because of his instrumental role in the development and advancement of the Emptoris Contracts solution, which has been recognized as the industry's leading contract management solution by analyst firms such as Gartner and Forrester Research.(1)

As Emptoris' Global Director of Contract Management, Marty Kelly has also been instrumental in the advancement of the Emptoris Contracts solution. Over the past several years, Martin has helped dozens of Global 2000 companies to improve their visibility into, control over and compliance with their contracts using innovative software technology. Kelly has guided a variety of companies, from the Fortune 500 to private companies, in both the United States and internationally, in improving and innovating contract management processes through the application of software.

"This year's Provider 'Pros to Know' have shown themselves to be thought-leaders in their supply chain segments," said Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "Their efforts in developing the tools and processes necessary for supply chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, are helping raise Supply Chain's status within the enterprise."

In addition, Robert A. Rudzki, author and former CPO of Bayer Corporation, who is a member of the Emptoris advisory board, also received a "Pros to Know" award.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, the "executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation," featured the seventh-annual listing of Pros to Know in its March 2008 issue. The full listing of the 2008 Pros to Know is available on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Web site at

About Emptoris

Emptoris is a world leader in innovative supply and contract management software solutions that empower enterprises to realize best value and accelerate profitable growth. Emptoris solutions are used by successful Global 2000 companies in every industry. Customers include American Express, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Owens Corning, Syngenta, and Vodafone.

(1) Gartner, a leading independent analyst firm, has rated Emptoris as "Strong Positive," the highest possible rating, in Gartner's "MarketScope for Contract Management Software, 2007."

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