CLEVELAND, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- NineSigma, Inc. announced today that
Charles J. Brez, an executive with more than 30 years of corporate management,
sales and technical experience, has been named senior vice president of sales
and marketing, effective immediately.
NineSigma provides strategic outsourcing services and products for the
global R&D community, significantly cutting time-to-market development cycles
and matching buyers and suppliers of technology in ways never before possible.
Brez will be responsible for growing NineSigma's sales operations both
nationally and internationally, building upon the company's existing corporate
client base. He also will introduce large industrial customers to NineSigma's
new ProposalNet(TM), an easy and effective way of screening a wide range of
potential research opportunities from literally thousands of sources
Prior to joining NineSigma, Brez held the position of Senior Vice
President/General Manager of the chemical business unit for ABB Automation, a
multinational organization. He was previously Vice President/General Manager,
of the process business unit and Vice President, Sales for Bailey Controls
Company. Earlier, he spent more than 20 years in executive-level positions in
business development and product management at Monsanto Company, and their
Fisher Controls unit. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical
engineering from St. Louis University.
Brez said his prior experience assisting with the capitalization of R&D
activity fostered a strong interest in the value offering of NineSigma.
"Web-enablement of R&D projects, paired with the expertise and technical
tools offered by NineSigma, creates a formidable resource for expediting and
enhancing development cycles," said Brez. "NineSigma is filling a void and
providing next-stage solutions in technology transfer. I wanted to have an
impact in taking that opportunity to larger industrial audiences."
Attracting someone with Brez's experience and stature was critical to a
young company already interacting with some of the world's largest
corporations, said NineSigma President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Donald
"With an exceptional degree of technical and sales experience, Charlie has
a unique ability to understand problems and issues of importance to executives
managing complex corporate R&D operations," said Anthony. "Charlie's
credibility, coupled with NineSigma's services and offerings, gives our
customers an entirely new perspective on ways to add value to their programs
and to the overall technical function."
NineSigma accelerates and broadens the impact of the R&D enterprise by
identifying, qualifying and matching R&D buyers and suppliers. The company's
deep experience within the R&D community has resulted in Internet-based
solutions that enable corporate R&D functions to shorten internal development
time by sourcing leading-edge science and technology. NineSigma was founded on
the principles that dynamic companies require a continuous stream of
innovation choices to energize their product lines and drive sales from new
products. This business concept enables organizations to efficiently,
effectively and confidentially access global science and technology resources
to meet their critical needs.
NineSigma's management team, directors and advisors include R&D leaders
from industry, government and academia. The company's founder and chairman,
Mehran Mehregany, is the Goodrich Professor of Engineering Innovation at Case
Western Reserve University, founder of Advanced MicroMachines, Inc., and
founder and chairman of FiberLead, Inc.
NineSigma, which began operating in August 2000, was selected "Most
Promising New Company" in the 2000 Cleveland Area Knowledge Industry awards
competition, sponsored by the North East Ohio Software Association. For more
information on NineSigma, go to www.ninesigma.com .
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