SOURCE: Locus Technologies

February 28, 2007 07:00 ET

Rick Bergquist Joins Locus Technologies as Senior Software Advisor/Chief Evangelist

Former PeopleSoft CTO Brings Technology Thought Leadership, Vision to Industry Leader in Web-Based Environmental Data and Information Management Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 28, 2007 -- Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in Web-based environmental data and information management services, today announced the appointment of Rick Bergquist as senior software advisor and chief evangelist.

Mr. Bergquist gained renown as a visionary technologist in his position as chief technology officer of the former PeopleSoft, Inc. He will help Locus with development and promotion of its environmental Software as a Service (SaaS) offering in the fast-growing environmental information management industry, where Locus holds a leadership position.

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. He will use his in-depth technical skills, experience and technology vision to guide Locus's commercial deployment of the environmental industry's first and most comprehensive on-demand environmental data management portal.

Mr. Bergquist will work with a dedicated team of environmental domain experts and technology architects to design and implement new and innovative technologies that further revolutionize environmental information management. He will dedicate his creative energy and experience with disruptive technologies to defining new areas of application for the unique characteristics of Locus's on-demand environmental portal service offerings.

These offerings include EIM, the world's most-used and most-comprehensive on-demand environmental data management system for analytical and field data, and eSite, a comprehensive tool to manage environmental information throughout the environmental project life-cycle. Customers can access both applications through Locus's ePortal, for seamless integration of two of the most important components for environmental analysis, reporting, and stewardship.

"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. "We are delighted and honored that Rick decided to join our team. His experience, energy, and expertise are a perfect match for Locus, a company that has revolutionized the environmental data management on the Web. We look forward to working with Rick to push the envelope even further and advance the applications of the on-demand environmental portal in new and exciting ways that will bring continued value to our Fortune 100 customers and government and offer a new expanded range of services."

"Joining Locus presents an opportunity to once again be on the cutting edge of change," said Mr. Bergquist. "Locus is transforming the way government and business organizations leverage and manage the emerging field of environmental information and analytics to manage their environmental liabilities. We're enabling these organizations to be more effective by making environmental data more accessible and actionable. Tremendous things are possible with Locus, and I am thrilled to be a part of the momentum."

About Locus Technologies

Locus Technologies specializes in providing comprehensive information management and consulting services for the environmental industry. Locus's primary line of business is the integration of environmental content and domain expertise with Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. Its flagship product, EIM, provides robust online analytical data management for Locus customers around the world.

For more information, visit http://www.locustec.com or contact Heidi Thaw at (925) 906-8100.

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