Gemcom Software International Inc.

Gemcom Software International Inc.

September 13, 2011 15:00 ET

Senior Research In Motion Executive John Vandermay Joins Gemcom as Vice President of Product Development

Executive to Play Key Role in Driving Technological Software Innovation in Mining Industry

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2011) - Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of mining software solutions, today announced that John Vandermay has joined the Company as vice president of product development. Mr. Vandermay has more than 25 years of software engineering, development and leadership experience with technology companies. He comes to Gemcom from Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation.

"We are delighted to welcome John to the Gemcom family," said Rick Moignard, Gemcom's president and CEO. "His expertise in driving innovative, high quality solutions aligns perfectly with Gemcom's proven track record of delivering compelling software for mining. At Gemcom, he will play a central role in helping us continue to deliver market-leading technologies which address today's toughest mining challenges, including the growing skills shortage."

While vice president of BlackBerry Enterprise Server Software with RIM, Mr. Vandermay led a team of over 400 software developers and testers responsible for BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Development Services for numerous other products. Prior to this, Mr. Vandermay held positions as senior vice president of software engineering at Fusion-io Inc., vice president of worldwide engineering at Omniture (now a business unit within Adobe Systems), and vice president of platform development at Cognos.

"I'm looking forward to helping the mining industry improve their operational efficiency through the application of new and highly innovative software solutions," said Mr. Vandermay. "The mining industry is incredibly dynamic and Gemcom's ability to demonstrate sustained thought leadership and introduce ground breaking technical innovation is very exciting. I'm pleased to be working with this disciplined and pioneering leadership team to expand Gemcom's already profound market-leadership position."

About Gemcom

When mining companies seek to increase mine productivity, they turn to Gemcom for technology and services. The Company is home to world-renowned mining solutions like GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle, and InSite, and to industry thought leaders who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in mining. Established in 1985, Gemcom has a global reach delivering comprehensive solutions in all major mining centres in more than 130 countries. Every major mining company, including BHP Billiton, Codelco, De Beers, Newmont and Vale is a Gemcom client. Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the Company has become the largest global supplier of mining software solutions. For more information, visit

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