SOURCE: Locus Technologies

March 03, 2008 07:00 ET

Locus Hires Lance J. Orton to Lead Development of Its Air Compliance Module and Opens Houston Office

Locus to Bring GHG and Sustainability Modules to ePortal Software

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Locus Technologies (Locus), the market and technology leader in on-demand environmental data and information management software and services, announced today the hiring of Lance J. Orton as Senior Environmental Compliance Manager. Mr. Orton comes to Locus with extensive experience implementing and developing software solutions for environmental compliance and emissions. Mr. Orton will be based in Houston, Texas where many of Locus' clients are located.

Mr. Orton's hiring reflects Locus' commitment to continue to expand the ePortal product offerings. The combination of Locus' experience developing web software and Mr. Orton's environmental experience will lead Locus' Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription delivery model into new and exciting areas. These areas are expected to include Air Emissions, Greenhouse Gas (GHG), Health and Safety (H&S), and Compliance modules. Mr. Orton holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and has over eight years of experience working for Trinity Consultants/T3, one of the premiere air management consulting firms in the US. Mr. Orton's expertise and experience includes developing and implementing many environmental software solutions for Fortune 500 companies. He has managed and delivered compliance, auditing and data integration solutions for companies in the Refining, Chemical, Energy and Wood-Products industries. In addition, Mr. Orton has led software implementations for air, water, waste and compliance for a wide variety of clients in the Refining, Chemical, and Aerospace industries.

"In today's complex, multi-regulatory world, business executives are challenged to quantify their companies' environmental problems, manage sustainability and GHG emissions, organize compliance and H&S records and accurately report to regulators. All of these tasks demand up-to-date, valid data. This information is typically poorly organized and challenging to retrieve. Locus is revolutionizing the industry by putting data at the customer's fingertips 24/7," said Orton.

"What attracted me to Locus is they are helping major corporations change the way they do business by delivering a new generation of integrated Environmental Management software through the SaaS model," said Orton. "While the majority of Locus' competitors are creating one or two single specific environmental software applications, Locus is focused on developing a universal portal platform, Locus ePortal, from which current and future applications can be deployed," continued Orton.

"I am very excited about the universal platform and its expansion to accommodate air emissions calculations, GHG management, sustainability and compliance services to Locus existing and future clients," said Orton.

"We are very pleased that Mr. Lance Orton has decided to join our company after a long tenure with one of the premiere air consulting firms in the country. His domain expertise in air environmental management services will accelerate Locus' whole product offerings in the environmental software arena," said Neno Duplancic, President and CEO of Locus Technologies.

"The time is right and market forces are in place to expand Locus' award-winning environmental SaaS platform to the underserved markets of air emissions, compliance, GHG, and sustainability. Locus' customers using our portal products on the water side of the business will be able to enjoy the same platform, with the same ease and, more importantly, Single Sign ON (SSO), to manage all environmental compliance tasks across entire enterprise using Locus' SaaS model and Web 2.0 technologies," said Duplancic.

ABOUT LOCUS TECHNOLOGIES

Locus Technologies provides business with the power to be green on demand. Locus offers robust and cost cutting environmental solutions via Software as a Service (SaaS) to some of the world's largest companies. Locus' EIM on-demand environmental data management system is the marketplace leader for on-demand environmental database solutions. Locus' ePortal, an on-demand environmental portal, known for its strong business analytics, environmental risk management and team collaboration, is fast becoming the preferred choice for the environmental managers around the world.

For more information, visit http://www.locustec.com or contact Ms. Marian Carr at (650) 960-1640.

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