Industry Veteran Becomes Part of Leadership Team Under New CEO, John Sicard
OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Kinaxis® (TSX:KXS), provider of RapidResponse®, delivering cloud-based SCM and S&OP applications, has named industry veteran Jack Noppé to the position of Chief Technology Officer. In this senior role, Noppé will play a key part in establishing Kinaxis' guiding principles in long-term product vision and strategy. Along with his team, he will drive the product roadmap to meet the changing business needs and priorities of customers.
"I'm thrilled to be able to welcome Jack as the newest member of our executive leadership team," said John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis. "His immense experience in developing and delivering successful product growth strategies will be instrumental in helping Kinaxis continue to develop leading supply chain solutions."
Noppé comes to Kinaxis with more than 20 years of experience in the definition, communication, and execution of strategy for various companies. He has a strong technical background in software development with specific focus on Analytics, Big Data, ERPs, Web Technologies, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and eCommerce.
"I am extremely excited to be joining a company so focused on innovation," said Noppé. "There is a real opportunity to continue to drive achievement and growth at the company through new product initiatives. I look forward to being part of the future successes of this already accomplished organization."
Jack joins the executive team led by Sicard, who officially stepped into the role of CEO at the beginning of the year as was announced last October. Other changes to the Kinaxis leadership team include added responsibilities for Ed Shepherdson. Already accountable for customer success, Shepherdson will now also lead product and solution development in his expanded role as Executive Vice President of Products and Services Operations. To view the full Kinaxis management team, visit: http://www.kinaxis.com/en/company/kinaxis-management-team/.
"This is an exciting time for Kinaxis," said Sicard. "With the level of experience and expertise we've assemebled on our leadership team, Kinaxis is well postioned to drive continued growth and increased profitability across all facets of the company. It is my belief that these changes will enable us to ensure a strong foundation on which to move forward. I am honored to be leading such a talented and ambitious team."
Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements as to Kinaxis' growth opportunities and the potential benefits of, and demand for, Kinaxis' products and services. These statements are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including our view of the relative position of Kinaxis' products and services compared to competitive offerings in the industry. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Kinaxis' actual results, performance, achievements and developments may differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements. Risk factors that may cause the actual results, performance, achievements or developments of Kinaxis to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements can be found in the public documents filed by Kinaxis with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Kinaxis assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.
Kinaxis is a leading provider of cloud-based subscription software that enables our customers to improve and accelerate analysis and decision-making across their supply chain operations. The supply chain planning and analytics capabilities of our product, RapidResponse, create the foundation for managing multiple, interconnected supply chain management processes. By using the single RapidResponse product instead of combining individual disparate software solutions, our customers gain visibility across their supply chains, can respond quickly to changing conditions, and ultimately realize significant operating efficiencies.
SOURCE Kinaxis Inc.