SOURCE: Plex Systems

Plex Systems

September 21, 2010 09:31 ET

Plex Systems' Taya Johnston Named Michigan's HR Executive of the Year

Prestigious Industry Award Indicates Excellence in Human Resources

AUBURN HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated manufacturing ERP software, today announced that Taya Johnston, human resources manager, is the winner of the Michigan Human Resources Executive of the Year award from the American Society of Employers (ASE).

Johnston will be honored at an event attended by the industry's top executives and peers on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Detroit Athletic Club. To attend, register at

The American Society of Employers is a not-for-profit employer association serving Michigan's human resource business community. Each year, ASE recognizes special individuals who have dedicated their efforts to become outstanding human resources executives within their organization and the industry.

Johnston, winner in the organizations with fewer than 1,000 Michigan employees category, leads all HR functions for this rapidly growing technology firm. Since joining Plex Systems in 2006, Johnston has provided HR leadership including supporting the growth of the company's workforce by more than 40 percent and the expansion into a new office in Auburn Hills earlier this year. In addition to recruiting Michigan talent, she has led the hiring of key sales staff in other U.S. regions as well as Europe and Asia.

"Taya is very deserving of this recognition," said Mark Symonds, CEO and president, Plex Systems. "Her leadership has a profound impact on our success. She has also promoted a culture of giving within the organization by leading several charity programs."

Johnston led the expansion of a comprehensive co-op program that provides learning opportunities for students from UD-Mercy, Oakland University, Lawrence Technology University and Kettering with the goal of transitioning students into full-time employment upon their graduation. She also manages innovative charitable contribution activities including generous corporate matching for individual giving, volunteering, and an employee-led corporate charity program that has raised tens of thousands of dollars for Michigan-based charities.

About Plex Systems, Inc.
Plex Systems, Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, an industrial strength, software as a service (SaaS) ERP solution for manufacturers. Plex Online extends beyond the boundaries of legacy ERP software to provide a comprehensive solution for manufacturers, including Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) functions for the factory floor, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) features for sales and marketing, and Supplier Management functions for procurement. Plex Online's comprehensive feature set and real-time data distribution empower workers to make smarter decisions, and enable management to run a manufacturing business at maximum efficiency. Plex Online is widely used in highly regulated, quality-driven manufacturing industries such as automotive, medical device, aerospace and defense, and food and beverage processing. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with customers around the globe. More information is online at

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