SHANGHAI, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bleum Inc., a China-based specialist IT outsourcing provider, announced today that it has appointed Pete Gibson as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Gibson is assuming responsibility for Bleum's information technology and software development division as it strategically expands to meet the growing needs of the company's clients.
Bleum founder & CEO Eric Rongley said, "We are happy to have Pete join Bleum as we continue to expand our core offerings as the premier China-based outsourcing provider for MNC clients. His two decades of information technology management experience, including as CIO of several Fortune 400 organizations, are a great addition to our management team."
Mr. Gibson commented, "Having focused my career on aligning IT as a strategic business asset, I am very pleased to be joining a company that not only has a track record for quality software development second to none, but specializes in enhancing business value for its clients. The software outsourcing industry is moving away from a reputation of cost savings and cheap labor and into the value-added sphere. Bleum is leading this change and I am looking forward to working with some of the industry's brightest engineers based in China."
Prior to joining Bleum, Mr. Gibson was CIO at BridgeStreet Worldwide and CTO at Cendant (now Wyndham Worldwide). He streamlined Alamo Rent-A-Car's local technology division and worked with IBM to restructure and improve their global e-commerce operations. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Gibson spent 14 years with the U.S. Department of Defense directing large research, development, innovation and technology operations.
Founded in 2001, Bleum is a China-based IT outsourcer to U.S. and European companies in financial services, retail, software development, manufacturing and industrial products as well as non-profits. Bleum drives improved performance for clients by developing, managing, testing and maintaining applications that are core to their businesses. Led by senior executives from top global technology and consulting firms, Bleum's Western management practices, English-only workplace and dedicated development centers enable it to become an integral extension of its clients' IT organizations. To learn more, visit http://www.bleum.com.
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