October 13, 2008 19:51 ET

ESS, Sustainability Software Leader's COO, Scott Lockhart, Honored by Texas Legislature for Contributions to EH&S Software Industry

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - ESS, the leading provider of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management software for enterprise sustainability, today announced that its Chief Operating Officer, J. Scott Lockhart, has been honored by the Texas House of Representatives for his career achievements as an EH&S software innovator.

Lockhart joined ESS earlier this year and has played a pivotal role in developing programs that support operational scalability and global performance of ESS solutions to ensure successful business outcomes for our clients.

Lockhart was presented a certificate and a Texas state flag that was flown over the State Capitol Building in Austin in honor of his vision and career achievements.

"ESS' success as an industry leader can be attributed to our ability to attract the industry's top experts like Scott Lockhart, who is widely recognized for his contributions to the EH&S software industry," said Robert Johnson, ESS President and CEO. "Our greatest strengths lie in the depth of experienced professionals who bring to ESS more than 820 years of EH&S domain experience and 970 years experience developing EH&S software. This important asset enables ESS to deliver software solutions that address critical business challenges, including greenhouse gas management, environmental compliance, workplace health and safety management, crisis management and corporate responsibility reporting."

"I have known Scott for many years and admired his proactive approach and success in connecting the dots between software for EH&S and enterprise asset management (EAM). Optimizing the way these information systems work together enhances enterprise-wide business performance and enables companies to achieve operational excellence. It's great to see Scott being recognized for his accomplishments," Johnson added

Lockhart is responsible for oversight of all ESS operations and is a member of the company's executive strategy council. He has more than 15 years experience, specializing in leveraging enterprise software platforms for enterprise asset management and optimization, equipment health monitoring and process safety. Lockhart also has extensive experience serving users in vertical industries, including oil and gas, electric utilities, chemicals, aviation, metals and pulp industries.

About ESS

ESS is the leading provider of Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management sustainability software that supports Governance, Risk and Compliance and operational excellence. The company has provided global and local software solutions for thousands of businesses, government agencies and other organizations worldwide. ESS is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz. with offices in Denver, Houston, Washington, D.C., Beijing, Calgary and London. For more information, visit

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