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Kozio Names SDC Systems Ltd. European Distributor; UK embedded systems tool & technology provide offers custom hardware validation & verification software and services

(PRWEB) February 14, 2005

Kozio, Inc., provider of a complete diagnostics and functional test platform to accelerate development of new processor-based board designs, today announced it has finalized an agreement with UK-based SDC Systems Limited to act as the European distributor for Kozio products. SDC Systems distributes tools and technologies for the development of embedded systems to customers throughout Europe. This is the first overseas distribution agreement for Kozio.

“This is an exciting product for us that's very much in line with the technology we provide for the embedded market. All processor-based boards require design verification and validation once they have been built, and Kozio’s solutions accelerate this process and reduce the cost of this stage of development,” said Stuart Parker, managing director of SDC Systems. “We have many customers that will benefit from this type of off-the-shelf, flexible solution to evaluate the integrity of their hardware.”

SDC Systems focuses on identifying and supplying key technologies and products that bring real value to the embedded systems marketplace. SDC's offerings are selected to help bring desirable, high-quality yet cost-effective products to market as quickly as possible by significantly reducing the development time or by improving the functionality and performance of the final products.

Kozio’s turnkey software products for embedded systems development provide an expert hardware bring-up application for leading 32-bit processor boards; reduce development time and cost through an automated manufacturing test application; reduce support costs through an easily integrated self-test application; are quickly delivered ready to use to accelerate product development and launch. Kozio's customers include innovative startup firms, as well as large established technology organizations.

“We are pleased to announce this new distribution agreement which expands Kozio’s presence to the UK and Europe. I am confident that SDC Systems excellence in sales and customer support, along with Kozio’s turnkey embedded software solutions for smart devices, will prove beneficial for many European OEMs and ODMs,” stated Kozio’s Co-founder and President Joseph Skazinski.

About Kozio, Inc.

Kozio, Inc. licenses software solutions that verify CPU board designs for embedded single-board computer systems used in products such as ADSL gateways, wireless access points, network routers, voice solutions, security and test equipment, and aerospace systems. Kozio's products provide comprehensive test solutions, including diagnostics for board bring-up, automated manufacturing test, and built-in self-test software for manufactured products. Kozio's customers design, develop and manufacture boards used in computer-based electronic systems for the aerospace, networking, defense, test and wireless industries. Kozio products ease many embedded systems development challenges, from design through manufacturing and support, saving customers time and money. The company is privately held and based in Longmont, Colorado, and counts ADI Engineering, Intel, General Dynamics, Thomson, AMCC and IBM among its major customers and partners. For more information, visit, email, or call +1 (303) 776-1356.

kDiagnostics, kMfgTest, kPOST and Flash-N-Run are registered trademarks of Kozio, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

About SDC Systems

SDC Systems Limited is a leading European distributor of embedded development software, tools and hardware. Focused on innovative, leading-edge technology, SDC strives to provide "technology that makes a difference," technology that will positively impact the development process and the quality and functionality of the final product. With many years’ experience and talented engineering support, SDC Systems works closely with their clients to provide an important source of embedded expertise and products. For more information on SDC, visit, call +44 1462 473953 or e-mail

Contact: Joseph Skazinski, Kozio, Inc., (303) 776-1356,, Stuart Parker, SDC Systems Ltd., +44 (0)1462 473953,, or Brad Shannon, Shannon Marketing Communications, (970) 461-4906,


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Foxcroft School Names Catherine McGehee to Be Next Head of School

Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013

Catherine Smylie McGehee will lead one of the nation's preeminent girls' schools into its second century as the next Head of Foxcroft School, the School's Board of Trustees announced Monday. McGehee, director of the Upper School at St. Catherine's School, in Richmond, VA, succeeds the legendary Mary Louise Leipheimer, effective July 1, 2014, at the Middleburg, VA school.

Leipheimer, whose visionary leadership has guided Foxcroft from a time of uncertainty to a position of extraordinary strength at the forefront of independent schools, is retiring after 25 years at the helm, and leading . Founded in 1914, Foxcroft is celebrating its centennial throughout this school year.

“What a pleasure and honor it is to announce Cathy as our next head of school,” said Groves. “As an individual and as an educator, Cathy holds the qualities and skills that the Board, the Search Committee, and the Foxcroft community feel are essential to successfully lead the School at this critical juncture.”

“I am honored to serve as Foxcroft’s Head of School as the School embarks on this exciting chapter in its history,” said McGehee. “I look forward to working with the community to create a vision for the next 200 years and to help young women from around the world realize their educational, professional, and vocational goals.”

A native Virginian, McGehee has spent the past 18 years at St. Catherine’s. Before being named Director of the Upper School in 2006, she served as chair of the School’s English Department (K-12) and taught English in the Upper School. Previously, McGehee taught English in Eden Prairie, Wayzata, and Burnsville, MN, and at Fluvanna County High School in Palmyra, VA. She also has been a frequent presenter at independent school conferences, including the National Coalition of Girls Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, and has lectured at the University of Richmond.

McGehee holds a Bachelor of Science in English from Vanderbilt University and master’s degrees in English and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the College of William and Mary and the University of Richmond, respectively. McGehee is married to Dr. Read McGehee III, an ophthalmologist, and has two daughters, Eliza, a recent Vanderbilt graduate currently pursuing a master’s at James Madison University, and Jane, a freshman at Davidson College.

The announcement concludes a year-long search led by Committee Co-chairs Groves and Sally Bartholomay Downey, a 1978 graduate and current trustee of Foxcroft. “The Search Committee was overwhelmed by the commitment from all constituencies to engage actively in the search process and by the caliber of the candidates that applied,” they said. “Foxcroft is clearly beloved.”

Foxcroft School ( ) is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12 located just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. Its 2013-14 student body is comprised of 165 girls from 21 states and the District of Columbia, and nine foreign countries. About one-third of the students receive financial assistance. Nearly three-quarters of the students are boarders and more than 80 percent of the faculty and administrators live on campus.

Foxcroft offers 75 courses, including 15 Advanced Placement courses and an innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program. It fields athletic teams in nine sports, including a nationally-known riding program and Virginia state finalist field hockey and lacrosse teams. The 36 members of the Class of 2013 were offered 139 acceptances and nearly $ 1.2 million in merit scholarships from 100 colleges and universities in the U.S., England, France and Scotland, including Barnard, Cornell, UCLA, Washington & Lee, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

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mBLAST Names Steve Casey VP of Marketing

Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

mBLAST, the leading provider of web presence analytics, today announced that Steve Casey has joined the company as VP of Marketing. Casey has more than 20 years experience leading marketing programs for technology companies ranging from startups to industry leaders, including Oco (acquired by Deloitte), expressor (acquired by QlikTech), Sybase and TomTom. In his new role at mBLAST, Casey is responsible for branding, positioning, analyst relations, communications and inside sales. Prior to joining mBLAST, Casey led marketing for Deloitte Managed Analytics, the firms first SaaS business analytics offering.

Having invested the resources to successfully complete our next-generation social media analytics solution earlier this year, one of the next major goals for mBLAST in 2013 was to add senior marketing talent to our leadership team, said Mark Hatch, mBLASTs CEO. Were pleased Steve Casey has joined mBLAST and I look forward to working with him to position our company at the forefront of the market for web presence analytics and to build demand for our offerings. Under his leadership, mBLAST has already established productive relationships in the analyst community, sharpened our messaging and rolled out dynamic new branding.

I am thrilled to join mBLAST at such an important time in the companys development, added Casey. Feedback from customers, partners and analysts has proven that we can offer end users, OEMs and consulting firms unique capabilities for social intelligence and for influencer identification and engagement. Now, its marketings job to ensure that more organizations learn how mBLAST can help them focus on the conversations and the people that matter most to their businesses. Im looking forward to the challenge.

About mBLAST

mBLAST web presence analytics help OEMs, consulting firms and enterprises discover, analyze and engage with the voices that matter most to them. Our mPACT solutions use patented mPACT dISTIL algorithms to filter out the noise of social chatter to deliver results focused on the signal of meaningful conversations, in near real time. mPACT solutions are optimized to solve the business problems faced by customer service and HR organizations. mBLAST is a global company headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with sales and development teams around the world. For more information, visit or contact us at info(at)mblast(dot)com.


LCMS Solutions Names New Chief Executive Officer

San Diego, California (PRWEB) July 17, 2013

LCMS Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Dale L. Ziegler as Chief Executive Officer. LCMS is a CLIA certified laboratory providing clinical diagnostic information to doctors, utilizing the latest mass spectrometry technology and techniques to support medical professionals and mitigate risk to patients.

Dale brings decades of successful management experience to the team said Dr. Mark Lortie, Chief Scientific Officer of LCMS, we are excited to have him join our rapidly growing company.

Prior to joining LCMS, Mr. Ziegler was a Managing Director with Carlisle Enterprises, LLC, a La Jolla, CA based private equity investment firm since 1993. Mr. Ziegler has extensive experience in problem-solving environments including business evaluation, planning and strategy formulation, crisis management and restructuring as well as streamlining operations. His background as a senior financial and operating executive provided him with vast expertise in operational controls, including profit improvement/cost reduction, cash flow management and asset management.

Mr. Ziegler previously served on the boards and was actively involved in the management of UVP, LLC, Contractors Wire & Cable, LLC, Benetech, Inc., Kendro Laboratory Products and Garrett Aviation Services, all of which are former Carlisle portfolio companies.

Said Ziegler The advanced technology we employ and the reputation of the team were key factors in my decision to join LCMS Solutions. Im enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead the organization at this exciting time in our growth.

About LCMS Solutions

LCMS Solutions is a CLIA certified laboratory providing comprehensive toxicology and clinical testing services through the most accurate urine drug testing (UDT) available. Utilizing the latest mass spectrometry technology and techniques to provide fast, accurate information we also offer the distinct advantage of expert consultative services provided by two recognized authorities in this discipline. Our science supports the medical community by providing validation and information to mitigate risk to patients and practitioners.

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I-NEXUS Names Gillian Daniels Global Director of Sales

Coventry (PRWEB) July 11, 2013

i-nexus, a leading provider of SaaS solutions designed to better manage strategy deployment and operational excellence initiatives, is pleased to announce that Gillian Daniels is joining the company as Global Director of Sales and Customer Relationship Management.

Over two decades, Ms. Daniels has built up a sterling reputation as a highly accomplished strategic business leader and sales developer, and is known for her ability to build relationships with global organisations.

As Global Director of Sales, Ms. Daniels will oversee i-nexus business development strategy, sales and customer account management. Working with the board, executive team and direct sales team, Ms. Daniels will be responsible for leading the end-to-end business development of i-nexus globally. She will also be managing the companys Key Accounts function and team.

Speaking today, Ms. Daniels said, i-nexus has the right leadership team to build a solid track record of performance and growth in shareholder value. I am excited to be working under the leadership of their CEO Grant Crow, whom I have had the pleasure of working with historically and I am very pleased to join a, talented executive team.

My past experience as a Sales Leader in the global SaaS industry makes this new position familiar to me, and at the same time brings with it the new challenges of integrating incredibly innovative business execution with global markets and expanding the current i-nexus growth strategy.

Grant Crow, CEO of i-nexus said, Gill is the most professional sales executive Ive worked with. Her approach is highly effective both for the company and the customer. She is going to be a key member of a team charged with achieving big things over the next few years.

Daniels continues in her role as Regional Sales Director at Taleo. Prior to this, she was Sales Development Director at Oracle Corporation UK. Daniels has also held sales management positions at HumanConcepts, Stepstone, Manpower Software, PeopleSoft, Cyborg Systems and Grampian Computers Ltd.

About i-nexus

I-nexus exists to enable complex organizations to achieve their stated objectives. The company provides Software as a Service to help customers to manage their business transformation, strategy deployment and operational excellence initiatives at industry benchmark level. Visit the company website at

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Kozio, Inc. Names New Director of Sales; Allan Arendt Joins Longmont-based Provider of Advanced Embedded Test Software for CPU Boards

Longmont, CO (PRWEB) November 29, 2005

Kozio, Inc., a leading provider of embedded software for system-level hardware testing, has named Allan Arendt as its director of sales. Arendt has nearly 20 years of experience in consultative sales for software and hardware companies.

"We're pleased to have found someone who has such strong sales experience, as well as such a solid understanding of technology," stated Kozio President Joseph Skazinski. "His work selling technical solutions to solve business problems, and specifically his work related to embedded software and development tools, is a great fit for us and our clients."

The director of sales position at Kozio is designed to help the company strengthen its market position in the embedded software arena, reinforce its current sales force and foster new relationships with processor board vendors and OEMs in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Arendt will report to Joseph Skazinski, Kozio's co-founder, president and CEO.

"I'm eager to help Kozio continue its established record of success," notes Arendt. "The company's software technology is already proven to streamline testing and production of computer-based motherboards, and I look forward to helping new companies benefit from Kozio's innovative approach."

Arendt's experience includes work as an independent manufacturers' representative, a sales trainer, consultant and sales manager. He's been recognized throughout his career for his skills and abilities in sales, and has successfully opened local and regional offices and broken new ground selling into new territories and markets. Arendt holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Kozio provides electronic product designers and manufacturers with software customized to perform on their processor board. This service includes the creation of software test algorithms providing comprehensive or near-comprehensive test coverage of various hardware components on a processor board. A detailed test-coverage document is delivered with the software.

Kozio software is offered in several variations, along with supporting services:

-Manufacturing Test Software kMfgTest

-Board Bring-up Diagnostics kDiagnostics

-Power-On Self Test Software kPOST

In addition, Kozio also offers a free evaluation of its kDiagnostics software for board bring-up diagnostics for use on supported processor reference platforms from industry-leading semiconductor providers and product solutions companies.

About Kozio, Inc.

Kozio, Inc. develops software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for embedded single-board computer systems used in products such as ADSL gateways, wireless access points, network routers, voice solutions, security and test equipment, and aerospace systems. Kozio's products provide comprehensive test solutions, including diagnostics for board bring-up, automated manufacturing test, and built-in self-test software for manufactured products. Kozio's customers design, develop and manufacture boards used in computer-based electronic systems for the aerospace, networking, defense, test and wireless industries. Kozio has formed alliances with top-tier processor companies, including AMCC, Intel, IBM and Freescale. Kozio products ease many embedded systems development challenges, from design through manufacturing and support, saving customers time and money. The company is privately held and based in Longmont, Colorado. For more information, visit

Kozio and kDiagnostics is a registered trademark of Kozio, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


Joseph Skazinski

Kozio, Inc.

(303) 776-1356

Brad Shannon

Shannon Marketing Communications

(970) 461-4906


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REMI Names TextoAd Tech Breakthrough of the Week

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013

The Real Estate Marketing Insider named its Tech Breakthrough of the Week, a title given to the most outstanding technological innovation in the real estate industry. This weeks award was given to TextoAd, a groundbreaking new platform that delivers MLS property information to a clients mobile through text messages. Following a news release from TexttoAd, REMI advises its realtor readers to incorporate mobile marketing strategies in their business plans.

Providing buyers with real-time information about properties via real estate mobile marketing has become a key part of a successful realtors strategy. Most methods of information distribution involve using apps, which the client must download prior to use, or QR codes to scan, which take extra time and might still require an app for use. TextoAd, a Coral Gables company has developed new software that alleviates the need for apps or QR scanners by offering a solution via text. Agents use a single, local phone number to represent their service. Prospective buyers that send a text to that number inquiring about an active listing instantly get a text message back that includes vital information, such as layout, price, and amenities. Meanwhile, the agent enjoys instant alerts to his/her mobile device whenever a buyer inquires about a certain property.

From mid-western residential properties to beachfront home rentals, realtors need to be able to connect with their clients via mobile devices in the field. Moreover, providing immediate solutions to prospective buyers via text message means fewer demands on a clients time, energy, and resources. In this age of unlimited texting plans, offering clients a one-text opportunity to get all the vital information about a property is as streamlined as it can get. The Insider congratulates TextoAd on their valuable new product, and is proud to offer them the Tech Breakthrough of the Week.

The Real Estate Marketing Insider awarded its Tech Breakthrough of the Week title to TextoAd, a new service that offers homebuyers comprehensive information about properties via text message.

About the Real Estate Marketing Insider:

The Real Estate Marketing Insider is an online publication that specializes in real estate news and market analysis. REMI provides realtors and home buyers/sellers with cutting-edge ideas and tips to help them stay ahead in the dynamic real estate market.


California Southern University Names New Business Dean

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2012

California Southern University is pleased to name Dr. George Sayegh Dean of the universitys School of Business. He will begin work at the university immediately.

Dr. Sayegh has a long and distinguished career in education and business. He comes to CalSouthern from Argosy University, where he served as Program Chairman for the School of Business. As a professor at a number of universitiesboth online and campus-basedDr. Sayegh has taught courses in business technology, management, finance, leadership, computer science, information systems, technology and business, critical thinking, and mathematics, among others.

Dr. Sayegh founded a successful computer and information technology companyeventually specializing in medical and institutional information systemsand also has worked for organizations including NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Hewlett-Packard, Ferranti Aerospace Missile Systems, and Wangtek Drive Systems.

Dr. Sayegh earned a Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems from Argosy, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from California State University, Northridge.

I am honored to accept the position as Dean of CalSoutherns School of Business, says Dr. Sayegh. CalSouthern is an institution of academic integrity and rigor, with a culture based on ethics and student support. From my first conversation with University President Dr. Caroll Ryan, it was clear that the university and I share the same values. I instantly felt at home at CalSouthern and look forward to enhancing an already-strong business school.

Outgoing Dean Dr. John Minchin will remain with the university and assume the position of Director of Institutional Research Planning and Assessment. We are thrilled to have Dr. Minchin take on this critical function, says University President Ryan. By assessing and evaluating every aspect of university operations and following through to make sure all necessary changes are made, Dr. Minchin will play a key role in driving the continuous improvement that has been and will continue to be so integral to CalSoutherns growth and success.

About CalSouthern:

Founded in 1978, California Southern University is an accredited university offering online degree programs at the associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in business, law, criminal justice, and psychology to an international student body, utilizing a proprietary learning system. CalSouthern is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. To learn more about CalSouthern, please visit

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Brownells Names Matt Buckingham President/COO

Montezuma, IA (PRWEB) November 07, 2012

Frank Brownell, Chairman of Brownells The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools is proud to announce long-time Chief Operating Officer, Matt Buckingham, has been appointed President of Brownells. Buckingham will assume the President's title held until recently by Pete Brownell, and will report directly to Pete Brownell, who will continue as CEO of the third-generation family-owned company.

During his eight-year tenure with the Brownells organization, Buckingham has served as the Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of the Brownells brand. Although he'll retain his COO title, Buckingham will shift his focus from solely managing the operations component of the company to overseeing the day-to-day business of the entire organization, in addition to making sure the company executes the long-term goals set forth by the CEO and the Chairman.

"Matt's blend of cultural awareness and operational expertise make him a solid leader and a

great advocate for our company and its values," said Pete Brownell. "We're enjoying explosive growth and are facing exciting new opportunities. With this change, Matt can focus on managing the company day-to-day, and the execution of the President's responsibilities. This will allow me to focus on strategic development, corporate governance, and representing Brownells companies to our industry. Matt and I are a great team, both playing to our strengths."

A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and Northwestern University's Executive Scholars Program, Buckingham is currently an Executive MBA candidate at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business. The Iowa-native is an avid and active outdoorsman, novice gunsmith, and a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

"My late father-in-law introduced me to Brownells long before I started working here," said Buckingham. "He was always impressed with the quality of the products and the service Brownells delivered to its customers. I look forward to working with our customers, staff, and network of suppliers to be sure that we continue to provide the best service and value to everyone who trusts in our great company."

Founded in 1939, Brownells is an Iowa-based, family-owned company that supplies more than 75,000 firearms parts, accessories, reloading components, gunsmithing tools, and ammunition to armorers, gunsmiths, the military, and shooters worldwide. In addition to their industry-leading 100% lifetime guarantee forever on EVERY product sold, their staff of veteran Gun Techs is available to assist customers with technical help to fix any gun-related problem free of charge. There are no minimum order sizes or return/exchange fees. To place an order, or for more information, call 800-741-0015 or visit

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USAPostWeek Names Justin Huskins Editor-in-Chief

(PRWEB) October 08, 2012

A Fusion of Content and Technology

Huskins has worked on a wide range of online journals prior to joining, and has been getting rave reviews from readers across the U.S. We intend to keep rolling like this and keep the momentum going as we make more and more people brings over 10 years of web optimization and editorial experience to the position. Born and raised in Minnesota, Huskins is referred to by co-workers as a multitalented guy who can produce a great news article as fast as he can troubleshoot an intricate web issue.

As versatile as the magazine he represents, Huskins also heads a startup company focused on improving customer experience online. A technical enthusiast at heart, he too manages a local SEO and graphics design firm in San Francisco.

Im honored to lead such a fun and dynamic team, shares Huskins. Since its introduction, informed with the latest happenings.

News and Information with a Digital Edge

Launched in 2012, is committed to providing the latest news and information across the U.S. and around the world. Engagingly written and designed to address the needs of a digital audience, the e-magazine covers topics on business, health and wellness, finance, travel and leisure, technology, and e-commerce.

Next on our agenda is to make the magazine more visually engaging, with vision-friendly fonts and layout that benefits the mobile reader. We will also increase the frequency of our updates to leverage the advantages of a real-time web publication, shares Huskins.

Preparing for the Future

It only seems yesterday when we were setting up the website, and now its growing into a bigger and more reputable news organization, says Huskins. We are looking at strengthening our presence among social media communities and bring the news to a wider network with a powerfully viral reach.

Social Media is fueled by fresh, compelling, and insightful content. With people being more reliant on news sharing nowadays, hopes to be at the forefront of disseminating time-sensitive news and information when and where it matters most, Huskins explains.

About is a digital magazine which covers local and international news and covers a broad range of topics including health, finance, technology, business, travel, and marketing. The website boasts of engaging and credible content and well-versed contributors from different countries and cultural backgrounds. USAPostWeek credits its talented team for the success of the magazine and hopes to provide more relevant news to the global online community. For more information, visit

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