Arena Solutions Adds Proven Industry Veteran to Lead Sales
Rick Borg Appointed Senior Vice President, Sales of Leading On-Demand PLM Provider
Foster City, Calif., March 7, 2006 — Arena Solutions, leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of any size, today announced that Rick Borg has joined the company’s executive management team as Senior Vice President, Sales. Borg has a long and accomplished career leading sales and marketing organizations within the software/high tech industry. In this role, Rick will be responsible for growing the company’s global customer base, and achieving customer excellence.
“Our number one priority at Arena is to support our existing community of 100s of manufacturing customers around the world and to grow that customer base,” said Michael Topolovac, CEO, Arena Solutions. “Rick has a strong, 20+ year track record of building and managing sales organizations which deliver the customer care that mid-market manufacturers and their global supply chains need and driving double-digit year over year revenue growth.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining a world class organization that really understands the needs of mid-market manufacturers and their global supply chains,” said Rick Borg, senior vice president of sales. “Arena’s unique on-demand business model, innovative technology, and high standards for customer service raise the bar in the PLM market, and I look forward to fueling their continued growth.”
Borg has held senior level sales positions with several well known organizations in the manufacturing technology sector. Most recently, Rick was Executive Vice President/General Manager for Epicor Software Corporation, (NASDAQ: EPIC) a leading global supplier of integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions to global mid-market manufacturers. While at Epicor, Rick was responsible for over $100 million in revenue, 500 employees and over 50 channel partners. As a hands-on executive, Borg walked the floor of thousands of manufacturing companies and was responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction at over 6500 mid-market manufacturers.
Rick joined Epicor as part of the DataWorks Corporation merger in 1998. At DataWorks, Rick served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Vista and Vantage Product lines. The Vista and Vantage products were originally developed and sold by DCD Corporation, (acquired by DataWorks in 1996) a family owned software provider, started by Rick’s father and family. Today, Vista and Vantage remain two of Epicor’s leading manufacturing ERP software solutions.
Borg graduated with honors from St. John’s University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
About Arena Solutions
For over a decade, Arena has been redefining PLM with a suite of cloud applications that enable engineering, manufacturing and their extended supply chains to work better together—from first prototype to full-scale production. Arena helps innovative manufacturers bring better products to market faster with cloud PLM offerings that speed prototyping, reduce scrap and help manufacturers collaborate on product changes with strategic partners across the globe.
Arena cloud PLM products simplify bill of materials (BOM) and change management, and offer manufacturers the right balance of flexibility and control—at every point in the product lifecycle. PartsList and PDXViewer are lightweight single-user applications that allow manufacturers to move quickly and efficiently while designing, documenting and sharing a prototype. When scaling to production and beyond, the Arena core application provides full PLM functionality so manufacturers can control revisions, manage the engineering change process and selectively share accurate, up-to-date BOMs with partners, suppliers and contract manufacturers.
Founded in February 2000, Arena Solutions is headquartered in Foster City, California.
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