Healy Hudson Locates U.S. Headquarters in Westboro, MA; Staffs Up for Success

Global Procurement and Supplier Relationship Management Solutions Provider

Taps Into Local Talent to Launch U.S. Headquarters



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Healy Hudson U.S.

    WESTBORO, Mass., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Healy Hudson, an international
 provider of procurement solutions for sourcing, ordering and supplier
 relationship management (SRM), today announced the opening of its U.S.
 Headquarters in Westboro, MA.  The company has also announced the hiring of
 four Boston-based professionals to round out its U.S. executive team.
     Healy Hudson officially launched U.S. operations in November 2000 but has
 been working out of temporary facilities in New York and Boston.  Healy
 Hudson's new Westboro office will serve as the permanent headquarters for an
 extensive U.S. presence built around the company's best-of-breed Impact(TM)
 solutions for collaborative sourcing, integrated ordering and end-to-end
 supplier relationship management.  The office constitutes the latest addition
 to the technology corridor that has been steadily developing from Boston and
 Cambridge to suburban markets running north to Chelmsford and west to
 Westboro.
     "Westboro is an ideal base of operations for our company," says Susan
 Stevenson, the President of Healy Hudson, U.S. and a Bay State resident for
 more than ten years.  "In our industry, the Boston area can compete with any
 region in the world in terms of its highly skilled labor pool, business
 friendly attitude and its abundance of elite universities and high technology
 institutions, all of which will help us to rapidly expand our work force, and
 our business."
     Stevenson has over 20 years of marketing and sales experience in the IT
 and software industries, having served most recently as Vice President and
 General Manager with Applix, Inc.  She has also held executive positions at
 Praxis International, CV Services International, BBN Hark Systems Corporation,
 and Digital Equipment Corporation.
     Healy Hudson has already tapped into the area's resources to build an
 impressive management team.  In addition to Stevenson, the company has filled
 four key management positions with home-grown professionals.  As Vice
 President of U.S. Marketing, Larry Fournier will spearhead Healy Hudson's
 aggressive multimedia marketing and public relations efforts.  Most recently
 Fournier served as Director of Marketing for Applix, Inc., another
 Westboro-based firm.  Fournier has also held marketing director positions at
 Newton-based IntraNet, Inc. (now part of ACI Worldwide) and Dallas-based
 Sterling Commerce.
     Scott Galin will serve as Healy Hudson's Vice President of Global Business
 Development and Strategic Alliances, with 17 years in sales and business
 development, including a highly successful stint heading a $75 million,
 130-person division for IBM.  Native New Englander David Giunta, meanwhile,
 has been named Healy Hudson's Vice President of U.S. Business Development and
 Support.  An accomplished strategic manager with over 20 years of experience
 in business development and technical sales, Giunta is leading all pre-sales
 and customer support activity for Healy Hudson Corp. and is also responsible
 for forming technology alliances and other U.S.-based business partnerships.
 Jacqueline Smith, another Massachusetts native, rounds out the team as Healy
 Hudson's Controller.  Smith has 13 years of experience in budgeting, finance
 and as a controller, most recently with Ptech, Inc. and Harvard University's
 Planning and Real Estate division.
     "Healy Hudson has always been ahead of the competitive curve in developing
 and implementing deeply functional collaborative procurement applications for
 the Internet," concludes Stevenson.  "Now we have the personnel and
 infrastructure in place to have a real impact on the rapidly-expanding U.S.
 market with our proven, highly evolved solutions."
 
     About Healy Hudson
     Healy Hudson is a multinational software and services company that
 empowers customers with visibility, knowledge and control across the extended
 supplier network to reduce costs, improve quality and accelerate time to
 market for new products.  Based on the company's flagship products, Impact
 Sourcing(TM) and Ordering(TM), Healy Hudson's High-Impact(TM) software suite
 provides a complete, end-to-end Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
 solution that enables users to visualize and manage their spending across the
 extended supplier network to achieve unprecedented cost control over the
 purchase of direct and indirect goods and services.
     Healy Hudson provides procurement solutions for over 40 global
 corporations, including Continental Tire, DaimlerChrysler, Mannesmann-Vodafone
 and Texas Instruments.  The company was recently honored as a "Premier
 e-Procurement Provider for 2001" by iSource Business.
     Healy Hudson was founded in July 1998 and currently employs over
 100 professionals worldwide.  U.S. headquarters are located in the Boston
 area, with international offices in Munich and London.  Visit Healy Hudson on
 the Web at www.healyhudsonus.com.
 
 

SOURCE Healy Hudson U.S.
    WESTBORO, Mass., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Healy Hudson, an international
 provider of procurement solutions for sourcing, ordering and supplier
 relationship management (SRM), today announced the opening of its U.S.
 Headquarters in Westboro, MA.  The company has also announced the hiring of
 four Boston-based professionals to round out its U.S. executive team.
     Healy Hudson officially launched U.S. operations in November 2000 but has
 been working out of temporary facilities in New York and Boston.  Healy
 Hudson's new Westboro office will serve as the permanent headquarters for an
 extensive U.S. presence built around the company's best-of-breed Impact(TM)
 solutions for collaborative sourcing, integrated ordering and end-to-end
 supplier relationship management.  The office constitutes the latest addition
 to the technology corridor that has been steadily developing from Boston and
 Cambridge to suburban markets running north to Chelmsford and west to
 Westboro.
     "Westboro is an ideal base of operations for our company," says Susan
 Stevenson, the President of Healy Hudson, U.S. and a Bay State resident for
 more than ten years.  "In our industry, the Boston area can compete with any
 region in the world in terms of its highly skilled labor pool, business
 friendly attitude and its abundance of elite universities and high technology
 institutions, all of which will help us to rapidly expand our work force, and
 our business."
     Stevenson has over 20 years of marketing and sales experience in the IT
 and software industries, having served most recently as Vice President and
 General Manager with Applix, Inc.  She has also held executive positions at
 Praxis International, CV Services International, BBN Hark Systems Corporation,
 and Digital Equipment Corporation.
     Healy Hudson has already tapped into the area's resources to build an
 impressive management team.  In addition to Stevenson, the company has filled
 four key management positions with home-grown professionals.  As Vice
 President of U.S. Marketing, Larry Fournier will spearhead Healy Hudson's
 aggressive multimedia marketing and public relations efforts.  Most recently
 Fournier served as Director of Marketing for Applix, Inc., another
 Westboro-based firm.  Fournier has also held marketing director positions at
 Newton-based IntraNet, Inc. (now part of ACI Worldwide) and Dallas-based
 Sterling Commerce.
     Scott Galin will serve as Healy Hudson's Vice President of Global Business
 Development and Strategic Alliances, with 17 years in sales and business
 development, including a highly successful stint heading a $75 million,
 130-person division for IBM.  Native New Englander David Giunta, meanwhile,
 has been named Healy Hudson's Vice President of U.S. Business Development and
 Support.  An accomplished strategic manager with over 20 years of experience
 in business development and technical sales, Giunta is leading all pre-sales
 and customer support activity for Healy Hudson Corp. and is also responsible
 for forming technology alliances and other U.S.-based business partnerships.
 Jacqueline Smith, another Massachusetts native, rounds out the team as Healy
 Hudson's Controller.  Smith has 13 years of experience in budgeting, finance
 and as a controller, most recently with Ptech, Inc. and Harvard University's
 Planning and Real Estate division.
     "Healy Hudson has always been ahead of the competitive curve in developing
 and implementing deeply functional collaborative procurement applications for
 the Internet," concludes Stevenson.  "Now we have the personnel and
 infrastructure in place to have a real impact on the rapidly-expanding U.S.
 market with our proven, highly evolved solutions."
 
     About Healy Hudson
     Healy Hudson is a multinational software and services company that
 empowers customers with visibility, knowledge and control across the extended
 supplier network to reduce costs, improve quality and accelerate time to
 market for new products.  Based on the company's flagship products, Impact
 Sourcing(TM) and Ordering(TM), Healy Hudson's High-Impact(TM) software suite
 provides a complete, end-to-end Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
 solution that enables users to visualize and manage their spending across the
 extended supplier network to achieve unprecedented cost control over the
 purchase of direct and indirect goods and services.
     Healy Hudson provides procurement solutions for over 40 global
 corporations, including Continental Tire, DaimlerChrysler, Mannesmann-Vodafone
 and Texas Instruments.  The company was recently honored as a "Premier
 e-Procurement Provider for 2001" by iSource Business.
     Healy Hudson was founded in July 1998 and currently employs over
 100 professionals worldwide.  U.S. headquarters are located in the Boston
 area, with international offices in Munich and London.  Visit Healy Hudson on
 the Web at www.healyhudsonus.com.
 
 SOURCE  Healy Hudson U.S.