SOURCE: KETIV Technologies Inc.

July 19, 2006 16:10 ET

KETIV Technologies Celebrates 20th Anniversary by Opening Burbank Office and Expanding Autodesk Sales and Service Region to Accommodate Company Growth and Customer Demand

Orange County-Based Autodesk Technology Provider Now Offers Manufacturing and Engineering Customers in the Los Angeles Basin the Know-How to Transform Their Design Concepts Into Reality

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2006 -- Two decades ago, KETIV Technologies formed in Orange County, Calif., to seize opportunities in the growing computer-aided design industry. Today, KETIV is still seizing opportunities as the industry shifts and is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the opening of an office in Burbank to reach Autodesk® users in Los Angeles County and the San Fernando Valley.

"As an Autodesk preeminent reseller and Authorized Training Center, KETIV combines 20 years of industry knowledge with an unparalleled track record of customer satisfaction," said Ken Paul, founder and president. "I believe one of the reasons for our growth is that KETIV is a customer champion. We lend our expertise to clients, enabling them to turn their projects into markers of success. We look forward to serving the Burbank-area community and becoming a valuable partner to the manufacturing and engineering firms in this area."

Area Sales Manager Tim Palmer will oversee the expansion office, which will serve and train engineering professionals on how to use Autodesk products such as Inventor® 11, AutoCAD® Electrical, AutoCAD Mechanical and Vault, a data-management product.

"KETIV continues to be a leading Autodesk partner because they understand customers' design processes and business requirements," said Steve Blum, Autodesk vice president of Americas Sales. "We congratulate KETIV on its 20th anniversary. The company specializes in helping customers stay competitive in today's global marketplace, with a unique customer-first approach that delivers the benefits of an end-to-end solution without high cost or complexity."

In addition, Autodesk recognizes KETIV's manufacturing solutions with the Autodesk Premier Solutions Provider designation, which notes the reseller's demonstrated expertise in this industry. By effectively employing business practices focused on the customer and the customer's needs, Premier Solutions Providers show how success is achieved through a deeper understanding of the people KETIV serves.

The new office is located at 2550 North Hollywood Way, Suite 302, Burbank, CA 91505, conveniently accessible for Autodesk users in a wide geographic area, from Los Angeles and Ventura to Valencia and Bakersfield. To view a listing of training classes, go to www.ketivtech.com/training.php.

About KETIV Technologies Inc.

KETIV Technologies makes technology relevant for customers by sharing its expertise to help clients select and use the best solutions for mechanical design and civil engineering projects. Visit online at www.ketivtech.com.

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