Vinimaya Appoints John Hutchinson as President

New President Poised to Lead E-Procurement Company Growth in 2010

Jan 21, 2010, 10:40 ET from Vinimaya

CINCINNATI, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Vinimaya, the leading provider of E-Procurement Search and Content Solutions, announced the appointment of Hutchinson as its new President.  John will be leading the company as it expands its solutions for Global E-Procurement, Supplier and Catalog Content Management, and Search.  Vinimaya is part of Cincinnati-based Vora Group, a private equity group that specializes in building innovative IT companies worldwide.

Hutchinson brings a wealth of Procurement industry expertise to Vinimaya, having led consulting engagements for world-class companies while at Huron Consulting Group.  Prior to assuming the role at Vinimaya, Hutchinson served as Vice President at Ascendum, another Vora Group company, increasing the growth and profitability of the Professional Services firm during his tenure.  

Hutchinson is replacing Gary Hare who left to pursue other interests. "We are grateful to Gary for his leadership and contribution in making Vinimaya a leader in supplier content search," said Mahendra Vora, Executive Chairman of the Board of Vinimaya and Chairman of the Vora Group. "I am extremely pleased to have John in place as the President of Vinimaya.  His innovative vision coupled with his expertise in procurement provides the perfect leadership to propel Vinimaya in the next phase of its growth."

"I am excited about the value that Vinimaya brings to our clients," stated Hutchinson.  "Our remarkable roster of Fortune 500 blue-chip clients attests to the market-leading capabilities of the Vinimaya Smart Search Catalog™ solution and the ROI that this solution delivers to clients."

Hutchinson cites global market expansion, turn-key content outsourcing, and improved decision support tools as key 2010 growth initiatives for Vinimaya.  "As global markets continue to recover, there is pent-up demand for our solutions, which generate immediate ROI on investments in E-Procurement," added Hutchinson. "Our unique federated search across disparate content sources maximizes user adoption and frees up internal resources to focus on strategic procurement initiatives."

Under Hutchinson's leadership, Vinimaya plans to significantly enhance the ease with which supplier content is managed and accessed, open global centers to better support the European and Asian client base, and establish strategic partnerships to create turn-key solutions for clients worldwide.

About Vinimaya

Vinimaya, Inc. is a privately held software solutions company that provides innovative E-Procurement Catalog and B2B Shopping solutions for both buyers and suppliers based on their patent-pending Vinimaya SmartSearch™ technology platform. Vinimaya products are seamlessly integrated with systems from Ariba, SAP, Oracle and PeopleSoft among others and are used by global companies such as 3M, Alcoa, Sunoco, Agilent Technologies and Corning Inc. Vinimaya is a Vora Group company with offices in Cincinnati; Shelton, CT; and Bangalore, India. For more information please visit or call 888-618-8634.

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