COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, today appointed Russell Butler, Senior Vice President of Global Research & Development. Mr. Butler is an accomplished product development executive with more than 20 years' experience in engineering and leading large, global research and development organizations. In this new role, Mr. Butler will be responsible for leading MICROS' development teams around the world, spanning its vertical markets hotels, food & beverage, and retail, as well as eCommerce.
Most recently, Mr. Butler served with IBM as Vice President, Messaging and Collaboration, where he led a worldwide product development organization spanning 12 locations. He also held several executive positions in IBM's data integration and master data management product families.
Prior to joining IBM in 2005 in connection with IBM's acquisition of Ascential Software, Mr. Butler held executive positions at Ascential Software, Mercator, AT&T, and other leading technology companies. He has a track record as a technology leader known for crafting the strategic vision to achieve business results. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Maryland.
"We are very excited that Mr. Butler is joining the MICROS team," stated Peter A. Altabef, President and CEO. "Mr. Butler's expertise in application and enterprise software, including social business and collaboration, data integration, and master data management, along with his successful track record in a variety of settings from startups to the largest software businesses, will ensure MICROS product innovation and delivery excellence."
"I am thrilled to be joining the MICROS team," stated Mr. Butler. "I am very impressed with the history of MICROS innovation and its leadership position in the hospitality and retail industries, and I look forward to working with the talented group of MICROS developers around the world as we continue to create leading industry solutions for our clients."
About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides leading enterprise-wide applications, services and hardware for the hospitality and retail industries. Serving an extensive portfolio of clients worldwide, MICROS solutions are utilized in over 567,000 hotels, casinos, table and quick service restaurants, retail, leisure and entertainment, fuel and convenience, cruise, and travel operations in more than 180 countries, and on all seven continents. MICROS combines its industry knowledge and expertise to provide cloud-based, mobile and on premise solutions that allow its clients to streamline operations and successfully engage their customers.
MICROS applications include point of sale, property management, central systems, business intelligence, eCommerce, loyalty, CRM, loss prevention, distributed order management, labor management, inventory management, and merchandise planning solutions. MICROS services include hosting and SaaS, platform implementation and integration, strategic business consulting, interactive marketing, design services including creative and user experience, and managed services. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.
For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, please contact Louise Casamento, Vice President of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (866) 287-4736. You can also visit the MICROS website at www.micros.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow MICROS on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the MICROS Blog.
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Louise J. Casamento
Vice President of Marketing
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