SOURCE: Tek Translation

September 17, 2007 11:46 ET

Tek Translation Names Three to Lead Its Expansion in Europe and the US

Seasoned Professionals Trounce, Holmes, and Gray Join Tek as Company Accelerates Plans to Spread Its OneWorld Globalization Solution in the US and Europe

MADRID, SPAIN--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) - Globalization pioneer, Tek Translation International, has announced plans to further expand its OneWorld Solution sales and marketing drive in Europe and the United States. To support its global expansion, Tek has added three new senior executives to its management team. Russell Trounce, based in Los Angeles, was named Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Julie-Anne Holmes, based in Dublin, as Vice President of Sales for Europe, and Daniel Gray, based in LA, as Director of IT Sales for the USA.

As Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Trounce is responsible for expansion of Tek's sales operations in the US. He comes to Tek with 14 years of experience in the localization industry, most recently as Vice President of Sales at Lionbridge. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Sales and Business Development Manager for Bowne Global Solutions. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with majors in Business and Spanish.

A 13-year industry veteran, Julie-Anne Holmes joins Tek from Redstone Technology, a leading provider of enterprise storage solutions, in Dublin, Ireland. She joined Redstone in 2006 and was responsible for sales operations in Ireland where she managed a team of 10 sales people. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of European Sales for Bowne Global Solutions. She joined Bowne Global Solutions in 1997 through the acquisition of IDOC. Julie-Anne was educated at the National College of Ireland in Management & Industrial Relations.

Daniel Gray will be focused on offering Tek's OneWorld Solution, a unique combination of technology, process and people designed specifically to meet the globalization needs of LifeSciences, IT and Industrial Manufacturing sectors. Daniel's focus will be on the IT industry in the United States. He comes to Tek from Lionbridge, where he held a number of positions in the past decade, most recently Director of Sales.

Commenting on the appointments, Ken Behan, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Tek, said, "The key to successfully growing a Global Organisation is strong sales leadership; I believe Tek now has the best team in the industry. Clients have responded very positively to our OneWorld Solution and On-Demand Globalization Platform. This expansion of our worldwide sales team allows us to respond quickly to a growing client base in the US and Europe."

According to Behan, "Tek's unique OneWorld Platform enables clients to seamlessly integrate their processes with ours and provides them with extensive business intelligence and open communications. The OneWorld Platform is powered by SAP Business Suite," Behan said, "so clients can draw on a vast quantity of data relating to their projects. To support our 'Follow the Sun approach' we will soon open Client Centers in China & Eastern Europe, adding to our existing Brazil Client Center in Rio de Janeiro."

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.

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