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Fastrax Appoints Matrix Electronica S.L. as Distributor of Fastrax GPS Technology in Spain and Portugal

Helsinki, Finland; Madrid, Spain (PRWEB) April 26, 2005

Fastrax Ltd., a leading provider of open and portable OEM GPS Software Development Kit environments and programmable OEM GPS receivers, today announced a distribution agreement with Matrix Electronica S.L., a company specializing in complex semiconductor and electromechanical components as well as embedded modules.

Matrix Electronica is Spain's leading distributor of GPS technology, with a market share of approximately 80% in the OEM GPS market. Matrix will distribute Fastrax's iTrax family of OEM GPS receivers, as well as the Fastrax iSuite 3 Software Development Kit (SDK).

"We are proud to welcome Fastrax into our lineup of superior electronics products from leading manufacturers. With their compact size, top performance and low power consumption, Fastrax products represent the state of the art in GPS technology. Through this collaboration, we will be able to strengthen our own offering by providing our customers with the most advanced OEM GPS receivers on the market," said Mr. Jésus Santos, Sales Director, Matrix.

"Matrix's technical sales and support organization has a deep knowledge of GPS hardware and software, as well as substantial experience in southern European markets. We are very pleased to have Matrix Electronica as our distribution partner in Spain and Portugal," said Mr. Fredrik Borgstrom, responsible for Fastrax's European sales.

Fastrax OEM GPS receivers offer industry-leading benefits in performance, size, power consumption and versatility. Fastrax products enable the implementation of position-aware features into practically any device. The GPS modules are ideally suited for both industrial tracking systems and small battery-operated products such as mobile phones, asset tracking devices, handheld computers and sports accessories.

The Fastrax iSuite 3 SDK can be used to rapidly modify the features and functionality of a GPS receiver, allowing receiver performance and power management to be tailored for any usage scenario. By utilizing the spare CPU and memory resources of the GPS receiver, the Fastrax iSuite 3 SDK can significantly reduce the bill of materials and non-recurring expenses of GPS products.

Fastrax contact:

Fredrik Borgstrom

Sales Manager, Europe

Tel. +358 40 564 4498

Fastrax agency contact:

Netprofile Tech PR

Juha Rantanen

Tel. +358 9 6812 080

Matrix Electronica contact:

Covadonga Fernández


Tel.+34 9 1560 2737

About Fastrax Ltd

Fastrax provides industry-leading receivers and software solutions for optimal utilization of GPS (Global Positioning System) and other GNSS location services (Global Navigation Satellite Systems). Fastrax transforms GPS technologies into highly scalable iTrax and iSuite solutions with open interfaces, combined to ultra low power consumption and miniature hardware design. With industry-leading performance, Fastrax GPS receivers navigate continuously even in extreme conditions. Receivers are ideally suited to both industrial location applications and high-volume consumer products such as cell phones and sports accessories. Fastrax Engineering Services provide expert services in application design. Headquartered in Finland and founded in 1999, the company is privately owned and backed by leading venture capital investors CapMan, Eqvitec, Startupfactory and Innocap, with a strategic investment by Suunto Corporation, a subsidiary of Amer Group, a leading global supplier of sporting goods equipment.

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About Matrix Electronica S.L.

Founded in January 1991, Matrix Electronica specializes in distributing complex semiconductor and electromechanical components as well as embedded modules in niche markets requiring strong technical support. The company serves the markets of Spain, Portugal and France, with branch offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Lisbon, Paris and Toulouse. Matrix is a founder member of Advanced European PLC, a group of independent distribution companies covering all of Europe.

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Global Positioning System (GPS) is a worldwide satellite navigation infrastructure funded and controlled by the U.S. Department of Defense, originally developed for U.S. military purposes. GPS provides satellite signals that enable GPS receivers to calculate their exact position and velocity. The GPS infrastructure has three segments. The space segment consists of 24 satellites that orbit the earth every 12 hours. The control segment consists of tracking stations located around the world, with the master control station located at Falcon Air Force Base in Colorado. The user segment consists of GPS receivers and users utilizing the information provided by the system. GPS is widely used in applications such as marine navigation.

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RVM Construction Appoints New Custom Home Construction Superintendent

Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) November 22, 2013

RVM Construction announced today that Andrew Walshe has joined the firm to further develop their custom home division. Andrew has a wealth of industry experience in managing all aspects of the custom home building and site improvement process and excels in maintaining high quality standards, construction schedules, and controlling costs while achieving high levels of customer satisfaction.

Andrew joins RVM Construction as a custom home superintendent to continue the company’s planned expansion and mandate to build fine quality custom homes in Orange County and surrounding areas. Andrew comments “I am very excited to start this new challenge and phase of my life with RVM Construction. I’m looking forward to working with the team as we build homes here in Orange County and our new development starting next year in Carlsbad. I am very fortunate to be joining such a respected company with a long history of quality home building.”

Ron Vandermooren, Owner and CEO of RVM Construction said, “Andrew came to us highly recommended and his wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him an indispensable member of our team. We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to being a leading builder in our area with the kind of customer service you expect when building a fine custom home. We are very fortunate to have found someone with his experience, cutting edge computer skills and integrity to fill this role. We are confident that Andrew will play a key role in our success going forward by providing high quality service for our clients.”

About RVM Construction

RVM Construction is a Southern California based General Contracting firm specializing in a complete range of all types of residential and commercial construction. Before work begins each project is thoroughly analyzed with the goal to remain on budget and on schedule. RVM proactively identifies potential problems and seeks out the most effective cost-control solutions to fit project requirements.

Clients choose RVM Construction because they value honesty, integrity, and a consistent quality of workmanship. Their proven process provides highly predictable outcomes. The RVM promise is to deliver the finest quality construction within the project budget. RVM employs the best practices available in the engineering and construction industry today.

Their emphasis on quality construction has made RVM one of the most respected construction firms in Orange County.

For more information on RVM construction and a gallery of recent residential projects, visit

For more information contact:

Bonnie Gullickson


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Schafer Corporation Appoints John M. Gilligan President & Chief Operating Officer

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013

Schafer Corporation, a scientific, engineering and operational support organization providing high-end technical solutions to mission critical challenges, appoints John M. Gilligan President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Gilligan has more than 25 years of managerial experience in leading large organizations with expertise in business strategy, organizational innovation, program implantation, and cyber security.

“John’s diverse background not only provides a solid foundation for the Schafer team, but will be paramount in strengthening our current business base and expanding into new areas,” said Dr. Michael Griffin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schafer Corporation. “His expertise and proven leadership will be vital as we continue to grow the company.”

In his new role, Mr. Gilligan will oversee day-to-day operations as well as help guide achievement of the growth objectives for the company. He will also participate as a key member of the executive management team in setting the strategic direction and goals for the Company and in communicating these to employees, customers and the board.

Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Gilligan was President of Gilligan Group, a Virginia based IT and cyber consulting firm. He also was a senior vice president and director, Defense Sector, at SRA International, Inc. Mr. Gilligan has served as the chief information officer for the United States Air Force and the U.S. Department of Energy and was program executive officer (PEO) for battle management and command and control for the Air Force. Mr. Gilligan was a member of the Cyber Security Commission (formed to advise the 44th President) and an advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense on IT reform. Mr. Gilligan served on the Obama-Biden Transition Team focusing on IT within the DoD and Intelligence Communities.

He serves as Chairman of the boards of directors for the Center for Internet Security, Cyber Griffin Inc., and HDT Global, Inc. He is also on the boards of Schafer Corporation, the Software Engineering Institute, and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Mr. Gilligan has been a recipient of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award, Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award, and Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders to name a few. He earned an M.S.E. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an M.B.A. in finance from Virginia Tech University.

About Schafer Corporation

Schafer Corporation is a provider of scientific, engineering, and technical services and products applied to defeating national security threats. The Company has a national footprint supporting mission-critical programs for customers including the US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National Security Agency (NSA). The Company has been widely recognized for its technical expertise and ability to provide objective analysis that leads to the development of innovative, problem-solving solutions. For more information, please visit

About Metalmark Capital

Metalmark Capital is a leading private equity firm whose principals have a long track record of successful investing in targeted sectors, with particular focus and competence in energy/natural resources, industrials, healthcare, and defense/government services. Metalmark Capital seeks to build long-term value through active and supportive partnerships with the companies and management teams in which it invests. Metalmark Capital, which is an investment center of Citi Capital Advisors, is currently investing its latest fund with $ 2.5 billion of committed capital. For more information, please visit


M2J Think Box Appoints Chief Information Officer

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 30, 2013

M2J Think Box, Inc., a digital marketing firm in Chicago, announced today it has appointed Scott Szwiec as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).

With more than a decade of information technology and business development experience, Szwiec will direct efforts to link technology to internal and external strategies for M2J Think Box and its growing roster of local and national clients across several industries, including healthcare, sports & entertainment, retail, grocery and hospitality.

Adding Scott to our team strengthens our core and allows us to manage both internal projects and our valued clients more effectively, said Michael Miller, Chief Marketing Officer of M2J Think Box. His experience brings our digital marketing firm up to a higher echelon of ability and service.

Szwiec most recently worked at as the Vice President of Technology and Network Relations, and coordinated all technical functions to successfully launch and operate new programs. He also spearheaded network relationship business plans aligned with strategic company goals, and served on the companys senior management team. During his tenure, Szwiec cultivated strong business partnerships with leading healthcare companies such as Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Careington and Delta Dental.

Prior to, Szwiec worked in technical roles at Software Architects, Inc. and Strong Capital Management, Inc. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marquette University in Milwaukee and earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

For more information about M2J Think Box, visit or contact Michael Miller at Michael(at)M2JThinkBox(dot)com.

About M2J Think Box, Inc.

Located in Chicago, M2J Think Box is a digital marketing agency with consulting experience and tools that help businesses starting out in a basement, to companies whose names are on the 101st floor. Driving innovation for businesses through insight and knowledge, M2J Think Box provides comprehension and control, while reducing the time and costs associated with fragmented strategies. Its valued clients include Cigna,, Falcon's Boxing Gym, Live Nation, The Mister Shop and Storck.


Ignition Appoints Isabella Pearson as Fiduciary Solutions Consultant in the Offshore Market

Bermuda (PRWEB) June 05, 2013

Ignition, a leading provider of software solutions, has appointed Isabella Pearson to provide expertise in corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) for clients in the offshore Market. Ignitions expertise is in providing technology solutions for clients in areas such as fiduciary, fund management, corporate services, captive management and the public sector, where GRC is a top requirement.

Isabella brings an impressive range of expertise to Ignition, including providing training, due diligence compliance, risk management analysis and reporting along with the implementation of new policies and practices. She brings over twenty years of experience in providing corporate GRC expertise in the fiduciary sector across multiple jurisdictions. A key focus for Isabella has also been the use of ViewPoint as a management reporting tool for audit and compliance committees as well as regulatory authorities. Isabella holds a TEP diploma in International Trust Management and an ICSA certificate in Offshore Finance and Administration.

In the role as Fiduciary Solutions Consultant, Isabella will be responsible for supporting clients in the end-to-end delivery of Ignitions GRC suite of solutions, including ViewPoint and KYC. I am delighted to join the Ignition team. Ignition has an outstanding reputation for providing first rate solutions to clients in the offshore fiduciary market and I very much look forward to being part of its continuing success.

Some of the key GRC software solutions provided by Ignition includes ViewPoint, KYC and FATCA. ViewPoint is the market leader in process automation and practice management software and provides comprehensive entity management solutions for fiduciary services organisations. Its modular design allows the solution to fit the needs of the client. The Know Your Customer (KYC) solution, which is part of Ignitions Blue Bison software suite, is designed to assist firms in collecting, managing, and storing their customer identification documents. It allows organisations to take control of their due diligence. To assist Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Ignition is developing a suite of tools, including a FATCA Self-Certification solution, which automates the entire self-certification process through an online submission process. Ignition also provides Consultancy services to support organisations in preparing for FATCA in conjunction with services offered through Oyster Consulting.

Christopher Eaton, Ignitions Director of Business Solutions says, Focus on GRC has led to greater demands on our key customer groups in the region. Its increasingly important for companies to remain competitive and meet their GRC requirements as this can improve oversight and reduce risks, while also improving the efficiency of operations and standardising client deliverables. Were delighted to have Isabella join our team. Her expertise in GRC coupled with her extensive experience in the fiduciary sector makes her a valuable addition to the team.


For further information please contact

Stephanie MacDonald

Group Marketing Specialist

The Ignition Group of Technology Companies

Direct: 345-525-5771

Email: smacdonald(at)ignitionmsp(dot)com

About Ignition

Ignition is an IT solutions organisation with clients in Europe, throughout the Caribbean, North America and Canada. Ignitions Business Solutions Practice provides comprehensive solutions to fit the needs of organisations such as banks, financial institutions, multinational companies, legal, accountancy practices, fund administrators /managers, and trust professionals. The Practice includes Software Solutions based on Microsoft technologies (principally through the SharePoint platform), Practice Management solutions (based on the market-leading ViewPoint application), and Records Management services. Ignition is also one of the leading IT service providers offering managed services, cloud computing, business continuity and disaster recovery, data backup and storage, virtualisation and 24x7 service desk support. Ignition has offices located in Bermuda, Halifax and Cayman Islands with representative offices in Curacao, Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad. Visit for more information.

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Jitterbit Appoints New Cloud Executive as Vice President of Products

Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2012

Jitterbit, the leading provider of powerful, flexible and easy-to-use application and data integration, today announced the appointment of Andrew Leigh as Vice President of Products. Leigh brings over 15 years of sales, marketing and product management experience and is an expert on cloud-based integration platforms that connect data, devices, and people across modern enterprise processes. Leighs role at Jitterbit will be to lead product development and marketing to expand the companys share of the integration market.

Adding an industry expert like Andrew strengthens our commitment to our customers and solidifies Jitterbits position as the technology leader in the on-premise and cloud integration space, said George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit. Andrew has a deep understanding of the integration market and a proven ability to help grow a business based on effective market positioning, alliances, and innovative product strategy. We are thrilled to have Andrew on board.

Prior to joining Jitterbit, Leigh was the Director of Platform Product Marketing at At Leigh spent the last 6 years defining the integration strategy for the leading enterprise cloud computing company. In his role, he launched multiple integration solutions, including Salesforce AppConnect, Salesforce SOA, the SAP and Oracle Connectors, and Visual Workflow. During his tenure, Leigh met with hundreds of CIOs and Enterprise Architects from companies of all sizes to develop next generation cloud architectures that connected traditional enterprise endpoints including SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JDE, Mainframes, and databases, with emerging cloud technologies and systems like, Workday, and Netsuite. Leigh has also held positions at SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems and Accenture.

Joining the Jitterbit team was an easy decision, said Leigh. The toughest challenge for todays companies is how to manage the explosion of cloud, mobile, and legacy data within their business groups. Jitterbit is 100% focused on delivering the next generation of integration solutions designed for the speed and scale of modern IT environments.

About Jitterbit, Inc.

Jitterbit delivers powerful, flexible, & easy to use data and application integration software. Designed for the technical business analyst, Jitterbit allows companies of all sizes to solve the challenges of application, data, and business process integration between on-premise and cloud systems. Jitterbit's graphical "No-Coding" approach accelerates and simplifies the configuration and management of on-premise and cloud integration projects.

Privately held, Jitterbit is headquartered in Oakland, Calif. To learn more about Jitterbit's application integration, data integration, and cloud computing integration solutions, visit Follow conversations at


Mobile Fun appoints Shiah Yoong as new Product and Purchasing Manager

Birmingham, West Midlands (PRWEB UK) 4 January 2013

Mobile Funs aggressive expansion over the past 12 months has led to the online retailer appointing Shiah Yoong as Product and Purchasing Manager. Shiah will be responsible for expanding the companys product ranges and maintaining good relations with existing and new suppliers to meet growing demand for mobile device accessories.

Bringing over nine years of retail and ecommerce experience to the new role, Shiah will manage a team of eight product specialists and buyers, working with the purchasing team to improve product availability across Mobile Funs websites portfolio.

Shiah commented on her appointment: Mobile Fun is a very successful award-winning company with ambitious goals, and I accepted this role because it is challenging and fast-paced with great responsibilities and opportunity for career progression. Not only will I be involved in delivering an excellent product range, but also maintaining Mobile Funs reputation by ensuring availability of the latest products as well as best sellers.

Shiah will report directly to Mobile Funs Managing Director, Mohammed Hussain, who added: Our customers expect Mobile Funs websites to provide product variety, easy-to-find information, good availability and customers product reviews.

We recruited Shiah to meet growing demand in the UK and internationally and, as a result of her eCommerce trading experience with Tesco and Halfords, we see her contribution as key to further improving customer satisfaction. Shiah will also ensure we continue to provide the largest selection of accessories and that our core range offers high availability, as per our Everything First rapid delivery promise, where UK orders placed before 6pm are shipped to customers that same day.

Founded in 2000, the independently-owned and award-winning online retailer recently announced that it is seeking a buyer to support the Company in achieving its international expansion ambitions.

Mohammed Hussain, Managing Director, Mobile Fun concluded: During this process, its business as usual at Mobile Fun. Were experiencing increased sales, following the release of the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini, as well as a number of other hero tablets and smart phones.

In the financial year ending 31st March 2012, Mobile Funs total revenue exceeded


Travel Agent In Brighton Appoints Marketing Agency From Marketing Quotes Website.

Basingstoke, UK (PRWEB UK) 7 December 2012

Marketing agencies in Brighton vary in their size and experience, and since there are so many marketing companies in Brighton, this is why Marketing Quotes was approached for help. A boutique travel agent in Brighton approached Marketing Quotes in order to help find a local marketing company that had experience in doing marketing for travel agents.

The travel industry in the UK is facing difficult times, with the recession and the highly competitive nature of the holiday industry. Many travel agents are looking for new ways to attract holiday makers and ensure that local people look to local travel agents rather than using travel websites.

The owner of the travel agent in Brighton commented 'we were so pleased to have come across Marketing Quotes, the idea of spending hours sat at a computer going through website after website, finding local agencies that have holiday/travel experience and then calling each one up to ask about prices and feedback was like a dark cloud over me. We did want an agency to do a website re-design for us, as well as some PR. We had talked to a few PR agencies in Brighton; however none could cover the website side of things for us as they did not have the resources to cover website updates and design work. We have had a few meetings with a few local marketing companies in Brighton, and have found one that we like the look of, so we plan to start working with them early next year.'

Anne Richards (who works at Marketing Quotes) added 'we have helped many companies in Brighton over the years and know many of the marketing and website designers in Brighton, so finding one that knew the travel industry was not hard at all. We put 4 agencies in contact with the client and understand that after meeting a couple, they have decided to use one moving forwards. We have found that having industry experience is integral to marketing success, if the agency understands the market, they will know what they are communicating when marketing the clients products or services.'

About Marketing Quotes - Marketing Quotes is a free service to UK businesses to help get free advice and quotes from local marketing agencies.


Pinnacle Schools Huntsville Appoints Kathy DeMellier

Huntsville, Alabama (PRWEB) December 02, 2012

Karen Lee, Founder, President and CEO of The Pinnacle Schools, is proud to announce the appointment of Kathy DeMellier as Director of Admissions. Ms. DeMelliers primary responsibility is to guide families through the selection and admission process of placing their troubled teen in a residential treatment program. The Elk River Treatment program, located in north Alabama, is a short-term residential program of The Pinnacle Schools. Founded in 2005, Elk River Treatment Program has successfully treated more than 500 troubled teens from 39 states.

Ms. DeMellier was raised in Columbus, Ohio and later moved to Alabama where she has been residing for the past 26 years. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Auburn University and later went on to earn her Masters Degree in Counseling. Since 1993, Kathy has worked with adolescents, their families and professionals in residential settings. She has served in varying roles in the residential programs including clinical, administrative and admissions.


AMES Taping Tools Appoints Fred Daniels as Chief Executive Officer

Stone Mountain, GA (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

AMES Taping Tools, the leading provider of automatic taping and finishing (ATF) tools, supplies and training to the professional drywall finishing industry, is pleased to announce that Fred J. Daniels III has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer effective October 24, 2012.

Mr. Daniels brings to AMES his 22 years of management experience at Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC). During this time, he held positions of increasing responsibility in HERCs tool rental business, with deep experience in operations, branch management, outside sales, logistics and information systems. Most recently, Mr. Daniels ran HERCs largest region with 85 locations and over 1,000 employees as the Eastern Region Division Vice President. During the past two years at the helm, Mr. Daniels has driven double digit revenue growth in his region annually.

The AMES Board of Directors and former CEO, Andrew Reed, have announced a mutual separation following the consolidation of AMES operations into the company's expanded Atlanta headquarters, servicing center and assembly facility. Mr. Reed has helped to facilitate this transition. Mr. Reed joined the company during one of the steepest declines in history for construction activity, the primary market served by AMES. The restructured company is now well positioned as the industry begins to show signs of recovery. The board wishes to thank Mr. Reed for his service to the company. He will remain in the Chicago area and pursue other endeavors with construction and building products businesses.

About AMES Taping Tools

Headquartered in Stone Mountain, Georgia, AMES Taping Tools is the industrys leading provider of drywall finishing tools, supplies and training. AMES pioneered the development of automatic taping and finishing tool technology in the 1930s, dramatically improving the speed, quality and efficiency of the professional finisher. AMES supplies, supports and services residential and commercial interior finishing applications through a network of company-owned and franchise operations in over 180 locations across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit AMES at or call 800-408-2801; or explore TapeTech at or call 800-426-6256.

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