Gemcom Software International Inc.
TSX : GCM

Gemcom Software International Inc.

March 15, 2007 03:00 ET

Gemcom Names Beverley Appelbaum Director of Human Resources

Veteran Human Resources Professional Brings More than 20 Years Experience Working with Mining Companies De Beers, Placer Dome

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 15, 2007) - Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM), the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced that Beverley Appelbaum has joined the Company as director of human resources, responsible for managing global staff recruitment, retention and development initiatives. Appelbaum brings more than 20 years experience in human resources to Gemcom, having worked with multi-national mining corporations including De Beers and Placer Dome.

"Enabling our clients to meet today's toughest challenges means that attracting the right people, with the right skills is more important than ever," said Rick Moignard, Gemcom's president and CEO. "As Gemcom continues to grow, Beverley's depth of experience working in a variety of senior HR roles in mining and technology will help us build upon our strong industry leadership position by strengthening our already impressive global team of professionals."

During her 19-year tenure with the De Beers Group in South Africa, Appelbaum developed new strategic direction and infrastructure for the De Beers Exploration Division. While with the company's Technology Group, she created, designed and built the HR systems for research and development and production environments. More recently, Appelbaum worked as a consultant for Canada's Placer Dome.

"I am pleased to join Gemcom, a global leader in their market and a company that places a high value on its people," stated Beverley Appelbaum, director of human resources at Gemcom. "I look forward to working with the global management team as we continue to distinguish Gemcom in the marketplace to both attract and retain critically-skilled individuals."

With seven regional business units servicing clients in more than ninety countries, Gemcom continues to expand its operations. Appelbaum will work with Gemcom's corporate and regional executive teams to develop HR strategies aimed at ensuring the Company continues to successfully recruit and retain highly sought after mining, business and technology professionals.

About Gemcom

When mining companies seek to increase mine productivity, they turn to Gemcom for technology and services. The Company is home to world-renowned mining solutions like GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle, and InSite and to industry thought-leaders who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in mining. Established in 1985, Gemcom has a global reach delivering comprehensive solutions in all major mining centres in more than 90 countries. Every major mining company, including BHP Billiton, Codelco, CVRD, De Beers and Newmont, is a Gemcom client. Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the Company has become the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions. For more information, please visit www.gemcomsoftware.com.

Gemcom, the Gemcom logo and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Gemcom Software International Inc.

GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle and Gemcom InSite are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Gemcom Software International Inc.

Contact Information

  • Gemcom Software International Inc.
    Corporate Communications
    Mark Bese
    Communications Manager
    (604) 684-6550 ext. 481
    Email: markb@gemcomsoftware.com
    or
    Gemcom Software International Inc.
    Australia Communications
    Joshua Marshall
    Marketing Coordinator
    +61 8 9420 1386
    Email: joshm@gemcomoz.com.au
    or
    Gemcom Software International Inc.
    South Africa Communications
    Lisa Basmadjian
    Marketing Coordinator
    +27 11 341 9480
    Email: lisab@gemcomsoftware.co.za
    or
    Gemcom Software International Inc.
    Garth Albright - Investor Communications
    Chief Financial Officer
    (604) 684-6550
    Email: gartha@gemcomsoftware.com
    Website: www.gemcomsoftware.com