TEXbase Names Wayne Huyard Chief Executive Officer and Adds Greg Gianforte to Board of Directors

May 14, 2013, 13:28 ET from TEXbase

BOZEMAN, Mont., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  TEXbase, a leading provider of web-based product compliance, quality and materials management software solutions today named Wayne Huyard as President and CEO and Greg Gianforte as a board member.

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Wayne Huyard joined TEXbase as President in September, 2012, as part of a strategic growth plan initiated by TEXbase founder, Joe Walkuski.  Prior to TEXbase, Wayne was President, RightNow Technologies.  He is an accomplished executive with experience at MCI, WorldCom, Verizon, and Cerberus Capital Management.  Wayne is also a member of the TEXbase Board of Directors.

Greg Gianforte is a serial entrepreneur in the software industry.  Greg founded RightNow Technologies, a cloud-based software company in Bozeman in 1997.  Under his leadership, the company grew to more than 1,100 employees worldwide and more than $225 million in annual revenue. Greg took RightNow public in 2004 and seven years later, in 2011, he sold RightNow to Oracle for $1.8 billion.  Greg has started five successful software firms. 

TEXbase has tripled investment in product development and product innovation over the past six months.  Joe Walkuski, TEXbase founder will serve as Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, to focus on strategy, product development and global operations.

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Joe Walkuski, Founder and CTO, TEXbase

"Greg's leadership and experiences founding and successfully growing companies are invaluable to TEXbase.  We are delighted to have him join the TEXbase board as we enter into our next chapter of growth."

"Wayne has a proven track record of driving positive change in a dynamic industry and his accomplishments are tested and proven.  Wayne has built a career developing markets, managing innovation in customer-focused businesses, and can now apply his skills and experience towards leading TEXbase."

About TEXbase

TEXbase provides compliance, quality and materials management software solutions that power great product experiences.  We innovate quality assurance data management, supplier collaboration and product compliance solutions for the apparel, footwear and consumer products industries.  TEXbase is a pioneer in web-based business solutions and collaboration platforms that unite brands, retailers, suppliers and testing labs that trace compliance and quality from raw materials to finished product.  For additional information, please visit www.TEXbase.com.

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