SOURCE: Visual Numerics, Inc.

July 10, 2007 08:00 ET

Visual Numerics® Opens European Headquarters in The Netherlands, Hires Martijn Burger as Director of EMEA

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - Visual Numerics, Inc., celebrating 36 years of producing advanced numerical analysis and visualization software, today announced that it has opened an office in Hilversum, The Netherlands, which will serve as the Company's European headquarters. Visual Numerics also announced former FileNET Regional Vice President of Northern Europe Martijn Burger joined the Company as Director of EMEA, also based in The Netherlands. This expansion and strategic hire enables Visual Numerics to better serve its growing customer base in Europe, and take advantage of new market opportunities in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

Visual Numerics works with a number of prestigious European customers including Philips Global, Rolls-Royce, Max Planck Institute, Société Générale, and Gesellschaft Fuer Trendanalysen (GFTA), as well as companies in financial services, aerospace and other critical research markets such as weather forecasting. As Visual Numerics continues its global expansion, securing a strong position in Europe has become more important.

"The European market has always been a critical component to Visual Numerics' success," said Phil Fraher, president and CEO of Visual Numerics. "By establishing our headquarters in The Netherlands, and bringing on European sales expert Martijn Burger, we have an unbeatable combination for growing our numerical analysis footprint, competing more effectively, and supporting more customers in the Benelux region and the rest of Europe."

"Visual Numerics is at a critical turning point in capitalizing on next-generation business intelligence in Europe, specifically in the area of predictive analytics," said Martijn Burger. "I'm eager to help the company grow their European business even further, and maximize their relationships with current customers such as Rolls-Royce, U.K. Meteorological Office and GFTA."

About Martijn Burger

Martijn is responsible for Visual Numerics market development and strategy in EMEA. He has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development and services for technology companies across diverse cultures. Prior to joining Visual Numerics, Martijn was the Regional Vice President Northern Europe for FileNET, an Enterprise Content Management company, headquartered in Costa Mesa, California. At FileNET, he formulated and implemented growth strategies to penetrate selected national and international markets and industries, including insurance, banking and financial services, telecommunications, government, and manufacturing. Prior to FileNET, Martijn served Interwoven and MediaSurface as regional director. He is a graduate of the Advanced Economics and Administration University in the Netherlands and speaks four languages: English, French, German and Dutch.

About Visual Numerics®

Visual Numerics has provided technical software solutions for numerical analysis and visualization for more than three decades. The company's software products help users understand complex data from a variety of sources and build business-critical applications. Visual Numerics offers two product lines: the IMSL® Numerical Libraries for powerful mathematical and statistical analysis and the PV-WAVE® visual data analysis development environment. Visual Numerics also offers consulting services for applications that involve mathematical, statistical, or visual data analysis to meet today's business analytical needs.

Major corporations, academic institutions, and research laboratories worldwide use Visual Numerics' software tools, including such high profile companies as: Bear, Stearns & Company; Barclays Global Investors;; Humana; Sandia National Laboratories; and Boeing Company. This large and diverse customer base is supported through a direct sales force, wholly owned international subsidiaries, and international distributors. For more information about Visual Numerics, please visit

Trademark Statement:

Visual Numerics, IMSL and PV-WAVE are registered trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. JMSL, JWAVE, TS-WAVE and Knowledge in Motion are trademarks of Visual Numerics, Inc. All other company, product or brand names are the property of their respective owners.

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