February 22, 2010 08:00 ET

Karl Salnoske Named Executive Vice President of Service Delivery and CIO of GXS

Former CIO of Schering-Plough to Drive Stringent Service Delivery Standards and Operational Efficiencies

GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - GXS, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced that Karl Salnoske has been appointed executive vice president of service delivery and CIO of GXS. Salnoske is a senior and seasoned IT and operations executive with a strong combination of information technology, general management and business consulting experience. In his new role at GXS, Salnoske will be focused on optimizing the delivery of GXS' products and services and driving greater operational efficiencies throughout the organization.

Before joining GXS, Salnoske was the CIO at Schering-Plough, a global pharmaceutical company, where he managed a staff of more than 1700 and the company's global IT infrastructure. At Schering-Plough, he was responsible for driving change across the organization through a series of strategic business initiatives enabled by IT. Salnoske is an expert in IT governance and ensuring that IT projects and initiatives deliver concrete business value.

"GXS is leading the charge to bring B2B e-commerce back to the forefront of the IT industry. Karl represents the investments we are making to drive innovation already underway," said Bob Segert, president and CEO of GXS. "Karl's background and experience with Fortune 500 companies is a great asset to us as we seek to grow our business and build our base of global enterprise customers. We welcome him and encourage our customers to view Karl as one of many resources in successfully building and growing their B2B e-commerce programs."

Prior to Schering-Plough, Mr. Salnoske was president and CEO of a start-up software company called Adaptive Trade. Mr. Salnoske also served as vice president of IBM's Global Services division where he was responsible for e-business services, including electronic data interchange (EDI). At IBM, he co-led the team that developed the Ariba/i2 relationship to jointly enable electronic marketplaces. As a general manager in IBM's Software Group, Mr. Salnoske developed and launched IBM's e-commerce software suite, WebSphere Commerce.

"I am enthusiastic about being a part of GXS and not only managing our internal IT initiatives and resources, but also managing the seamless and on-time delivery of our services to customers," said Salnoske. "Service delivery is not a one-time event and there is no crossing the goal line. We must monitor, innovate and deliver for our customers and never rest on our laurels. In the coming months, I will evaluate ways in which GXS can optimize our service delivery operations to exceed the expectations of our customers."

GXS places special emphasis and focus on superior service delivery. As the managed services pioneer for the industry, GXS maintains a deep commitment to implementation speed, operations quality and continuous service. These tenets are part of GXS' broader Non-Stop Customer Commitment. For more information on GXS' Non-Stop Customer Commitment, visit

About GXS

GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration and collaboration among trading partners. Organizations worldwide, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500, leverage the on-demand services on GXS Trading Grid® to extend supply chain networks, optimize product launches, automate warehouse receiving, manage electronic payments and gain supply chain visibility. GXS Managed Services, GXS' B2B outsourcing solution, empowers customers with the expertise, technical infrastructure and program support to conduct B2B e-commerce with trading partners globally.

Based in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS has an extensive global network and has local offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. GXS can be found on the Web at, and

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