SOURCE: Locus Technologies

Locus Technologies

March 16, 2009 07:00 ET

Locus Technologies Appoints New Board Members

Ms. Ena Cratsenburg and Mr. Rick Bergquist Join Board of Market Leader in Environmental Software

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2009) - Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in web-based environmental compliance and information management software, today announced appointment of Ms. Ena Chan Cratsenburg and Mr. Rick Bergquist to its Board of Directors.

Ms. Ena Chan Cratsenburg is the Vice President of Business Development at Amyris (http://www.amyris.com/), a renewable products company devoted to creating a more sustainable world and solving the climate change crisis by developing renewable fuels, including diesel and jet fuels. In this role, Ena is responsible for identifying and developing opportunities for potential collaboration in the Fuels and Chemicals business. Prior to joining Amyris, she was Director of Business Development for Pixar Animation Studios where she led efforts to develop and grow partnerships for the monetization of Pixar's intellectual property assets. Prior to Pixar, Ena spent nine years at BP and Amoco Oil Company where she held various managerial positions within the Refining and Marketing Segment, including head of Business Development for U.S. Commercial Fuels as well as Area Operations Manager for distribution terminals in seven Midwest states. Ena has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Mr. Rick Bergquist, Chief Software Evangelist for Locus Technologies since 2007, gained renown as a visionary technologist in his position as Chief Technology Officer of the former PeopleSoft, Inc. He has over 30 years of experience working in Enterprise Applications. As a founding father of one of the most successful software companies in the world, Mr. Bergquist brings advanced understanding of the power of applied technology and the business benefits it can bring to Locus customers. Mr. Bergquist has cross-discipline skills in strategy, product development, and marketing. Mr. Bergquist joined PeopleSoft as a startup and continued to lead within the company as it grew to a $3B organization when it was acquired by Oracle in 2005. His duties at PeopleSoft included: Counselor to the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer on product strategy, new product development, and customer opportunities and issues. Prior to PeopleSoft he held a senior principal position at American Management Systems where he managed creation of product packages within financial industry for Collections and New Account processing. Mr. Bergquist attended Program for Management Development, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA and holds a B.S., Computer Science with Honors, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.

"We are very pleased to have Ena and Rick join Locus' Board. They possess the real world skills and relevant experience to help guide Locus in its leadership position in the complex world of environmental information and compliance solutions. Ena's petrochemical experience coupled with her work on commercializing technologies at Pixar Studios and Amyris will be of great value to Locus. Rick has that rare ability to look at technology in a way that isn't seen by others and successfully apply advanced technologies to real-world problems," said Neno Duplancic, president and CEO of Locus. "Their experience, energy, and expertise are a perfect match for Locus, a company that has revolutionized environmental data and information management on the web. We look forward to working with Ena and Rick to push the envelope even further in anticipation of the new regulatory requirements for managing and monitoring greenhouse gas (GHG) and the pending climate change legislation."

ABOUT LOCUS TECHNOLOGIES

Locus' EIM software delivered in the Cloud is used by Fortune 100 companies worldwide to provide the total solution for enterprise environmental information management, giving business the power to be green on demand. Locus has provided environmental compliance software and data management solutions to industry since 1997. Our EIM product is the market leader for on-demand environmental database solutions and simplifies governance, risk and compliance (GRC) reporting. And our 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 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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