May 12, 2009 09:00 ET

Merlin Technologies Co-Founder & CEO Steve Sasser Appointed to TECSYS' Board of Directors

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 12, 2009) - TECSYS Inc. (TSX:TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company announced today the appointment of Mr. Steve Sasser, Co-Founder and CEO of Dallas-based Merlin Technologies Corp., to the TECSYS Board of Directors.

With over ten years as CEO, Mr. Sasser has extensive senior management experience building successful public and private enterprise software companies, particularly driving these organizations to expand globally. His career encompasses strategic and operational leadership roles with five companies that became recognized leaders in their respective fields.

TECSYS' President and CEO Peter Brereton commented: "I am delighted to welcome Steve Sasser to TECSYS' Board of Directors. Mr. Sasser brings a new dimension to our strategic thinking at the board level. I believe he will help us solidify our market leadership and enhance our potential for growth moving forward. Mr. Sasser's credentials speak for themselves and we look forward to his valued contributions."

Before co-founding Merlin Technologies, Mr. Sasser was President and CEO of Peopleclick, a privately-held Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) human capital management company. Between 1995 and 2003, he served as President and CEO of Frontstep (formerly Symix), a publically-traded company on NASDAQ. At Frontstep, Sasser guided the company to become a leader in the supply chain management field for the discrete manufacturing industry and increased its revenue to over $120 million; an increase of 300% since he became CEO. Frontstep was eventually acquired by MAPICS.

Mr. Sasser is a seasoned executive with significant experience in on-demand software, packaged software, as well as professional software services business models. Prior to Frontstep, Mr. Sasser held a number of leadership positions with Trilogy Development, and with high-growth public software companies Legent, Goal Systems, and UCCEL. Mr. Sasser holds a BBA and MBA from Southern Methodist University, and has served as an independent board member at four other software companies.


TECSYS is a leading supply chain management software provider that delivers powerful enterprise distribution, warehouse and transportation logistics software solutions. The company's customers include over 500 mid-size and Fortune 1000 corporations in healthcare, heavy equipment, third-party logistics, and general wholesale high-volume distribution industries. TECSYS' shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TCS.

The statements in this news release relating to matters that are not historical fact are forward looking statements that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties, including but not limited to future economic conditions, the markets that TECSYS Inc. serves, the actions of competitors, major new technological trends, and other factors beyond the control of TECSYS Inc., which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. More information about the risks and uncertainties associated with TECSYS Inc.'s business can be found in the MD&A section of the Company's annual report and annual information form for the fiscal year ended April 30th, 2008. These documents have been filed with the Canadian securities commissions and are available on our website (www.tecsys.com) and on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

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