May 14, 2007 12:16 ET

VFA Adds Sales, Software and Human Resources Talent to Support Growth for Capital Management Solutions

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced the addition of several new hires in marketing, sales and human resources to support continuing growth.

John Vigilante has joined the company as Director of Services Marketing. He is charged with driving the marketing vision and strategy for VFA's facility assessment and consulting services. Vigilante has over 20 years of marketing and engineering experience with electrical, mechanical and building automation systems at companies such as RSMeans Business Solutions, General Electric Corporation and Mentor Graphics Corporation. He holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from MIT and an MBA from Suffolk University.

Chris Rutan has joined VFA as a Business Director, serving the healthcare market. He has nearly 20 years of experience in sales and management roles, most recently serving as Sales Director at Parametric Technologies, where he focused on aerospace and government accounts. Rutan has also held sales positions at companies including RadioScape, The MathWorks and SolidVision. He holds an undergraduate degree from Yale University.

Ken Smith is VFA's Director of Human Resource Services. He has 15 years of experience in the human resources profession, with expertise including policy development, compensation and benefit plan design and administration, staffing, employee relations and change management. Prior to VFA, Smith served as Vice President of Human Resources and Administrative Sources at AimNet Solutions, Inc. He has also held human resources roles at companies including Kendall Healthcare Products Company, Bank of Boston and Zayre Corporation. He holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

"VFA is continuing to deepen the expertise of our management team to support our rapid growth," said Jerry Kokos, President and CEO of VFA, Inc. "We look forward to the contribution of these talented professionals to help VFA realize our vision to provide clients in a wide range of industries with best-of-breed solutions for strategically managing their capital assets."

About VFA

Headquartered in Boston, VFA, Inc. is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management. VFA's Capital Planning and Management Solution (CPMS™) uniquely combines facility assessment services, Web-based software and business consulting services to enable clients to manage every stage of the capital asset lifecycle -- from requirements gathering and long-term planning to capital budget creation and spend management. VFA has helped more than 350 organizations in corporate, education, government and healthcare markets to strategically manage more than two billion square feet of real estate. For more information, please call 800-693-3132 or visit

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