March 04, 2008 12:00 ET

RSD Announces That Its Board of Directors Has Appointed Pierre Van Beneden as Chief Executive Officer

GENEVA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - RSD, a leading provider of archiving and retrieval software for digital documents, announced today that its board of directors has appointed Pierre Van Beneden to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Van Beneden, a recognized leader in the software industry, was most recently Vice President at Adobe Systems heading the EMEA region.

"As RSD's founder and chairman, I am proud that RSD is attracting world class talent such as Pierre Van Beneden. I am convinced that with Pierre and our new board of directors we have the right team in place to develop the company further and serve our customers even better," says Louis-Pierre Roger.

Mr. Van Beneden, 53, brings 25 years of experience in the IT industry focused on managing sales and operations for leading software vendors. He served for four years as Adobe Systems' Vice President of EMEA during which time his team tripled revenue. Prior to Adobe, Mr. Van Beneden spent seven years at Lotus Development, first heading up their EMEA division out of Paris and subsequently acting as Vice President worldwide field operations from their headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Previously, Mr. Van Beneden served seven years at Oracle and four at Digital in management and consulting roles.

"I am thrilled to be joining RSD at this point in its history," said Pierre Van Beneden. "RSD is ideally positioned with its solid product offering and its prestigious customer base to capitalize on the rapidly growing opportunities in the document management and archiving markets." "Pierre's leadership and proven ability to recognize new market opportunities and grow businesses makes him the ideal leader to propel RSD to the next level," adds Olivier Tavel, member of the board of RSD.

About RSD

Founded in 1973 in Geneva and with subsidiaries in New York and London, the company develops and commercializes archiving and retrieval software for digital documents. The solutions are particularly well adapted to large customers generating very high volumes of data. With thousands of users all over the world and 100 employees the company is recognized today as a world leader in its field. For further information please visit:

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