SOURCE: Tek Translation

February 19, 2008 12:15 ET

Tek to Strengthen Its Industry Specific Solutions Offering

David Ruane Joins Tek as Worldwide Engineering Manager

MADRID, SPAIN--(Marketwire - February 19, 2008) - Tek Translation International, a worldwide provider of globalization solutions, today announced that it has named David Ruane as its worldwide engineering manager. In his new role, Ruane will be responsible for streamlining engineering processes and standardizing testing services. In this role, he will also lead a team of solution architects. They will develop and document Tek's localization solutions to resolve specific issues for key markets including the Information Technology, Life Sciences, Energy and Industry sectors.

"Our engineering processes and standardized services across our offices worldwide demand efficiency and quality. We are hiring additional software and testing engineers whose training will be centralized under Ruane to achieve this challenge. All these initiatives reflect a high degree of investment efforts, which indicate our commitment to our overall strategic growth and success. Ruane has a broad background and shares our ambition which makes him a perfect for the job," said Tek's Worldwide Director of Operations, Renato Pontes.

"Prior to joining Tek I held several key engineering and technology positions in Ireland where I was responsible for the development of localization tools, services and solutions. This is an exciting time to join Tek as they make the transition from a service provider to offering a wide range of technologies, engineering services and customer solutions. I look forward to being a part of the team that takes them to the next level of their existence," said Tek's Worldwide Engineering Manager, David Ruane.

Ruane joins Tek with over a decade of global experience in the localization industry. Most recently he was Production Manager at TSG - Translation Services where he was responsible for project planning and the management of all localization projects run by his team. Prior to TSG, he held management positions at Lionbridge where he successfully managed the technology used and deployed at the Dublin site. In addition he was a Software Development Engineer with Microsoft as well as an independent consultant where he provided engineering and technical consulting to clients in the localization industry. He will be located in Madrid, Spain where he will report to Renato Pontes.

He is a graduate of St. Benildus College, Kilmacud, Dublin and University College, Belfield, Dublin with a degree in Electronic Engineering.

Tek OneWorld Solution

Tek's OneWorld Globalization Solution combines highly-efficient services and innovative tools and technologies to provide customer-focused solutions designed to simplify and streamline the localization process. This easy-to-use service and technology solution is ideal for the IT, Life Sciences, Energy and Industry sectors.

Tek's new, On-Demand Globalization Platform and suite of automated language tools enable customers to drive global strategies by providing them with a complete, end-to-end globalization business management platform that can easily and quickly be personalized to meet specific business needs. Using this new technology, customers can extract personalized business intelligence reports and collaborate worldwide. The platform's modular structure and open connectivity, allow customers to maximize the reuse of their existing tools and linguistic assets.

To meet customers' needs for sales and production support in all time zones, and for a streamlined and consistent service, in 2007 Tek opened a new OneWorld Globalization Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to support localization activities for US clients. The Madrid operation will focus on European clients. Later this year, Tek expects to open a further One World Globalization Center in China to support customers in Asia.

About Tek Translation International

Tek is a pioneering provider of globalization services to the world's leading enterprises. Delivering services and solutions through its unique On-Demand Globalization Platform, Tek enables enterprises to drive globalization strategies, processes, and operations leveraging maximum benefit from their multilingual assets and localization technology investments.

Tek is committed to achieving value for the marketplace by the best use of innovation, process, and technology. For more information, please visit www.tektrans.com.

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