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<p>Alan Lawrence appointed as Managing Director of QAD Australia and QAD NZ following promotion of Gordon Fleming.
QAD is delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Lawrence as Managing Director of QAD Australia and QAD NZ. Alan replaces Gordon Fleming who has been promoted to Vice President of Vertical Marketing and will be based in QAD’s headquarters in Carpinteria, California, USA.
Alan joined QAD three years ago and brings more than twenty years’ experience in the Enterprise Software business. Before his current appointment, he was the Country Manager of QAD Japan.
Alan has significant international experience holding positions in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining QAD, Alan was Managing Director of an Outsourcing/ASP (Application Service Provider) company based in Sydney, and also worked for two major ERP companies in senior sales and consulting roles. In his earlier career he worked as a consultant for Logica PLC and in manufacturing and engineering roles for Unilever and Pilkington Glass.
Educated in the United Kingdom, Alan holds an MBA and a First Class Honours degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham. He is also a Chartered Engineer (CEng MIEE MIEAust).</p>
<p>QAD enterprise applications leverage advances in Internet and enabling technologies to provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. Manufacturers of automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and medical products use QAD applications at approximately 5,200 licensed sites in more than 80 countries and in as many as 26 languages. For more information about QAD, telephone 1800 358 111, or visit the QAD Web site at: www.qad.com.au. To receive any of QAD's press releases via facsimile, contact 08 8130 8810</p>
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<p>Note to Investors: This press release contains certain forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, evolving demand for the company's software products and products that operate with the company's products; the company's ability to sustain strong licensing demand; the ability to sustain customer renewal rates at current levels; the publication of opinions by industry analysts about the company, its products and technology; the reliability of estimates of transaction and integration costs and benefits; difficulties relating to integration of a new business; the entry of new competitors and their technological advances; delays in localizing the company's products for new markets; delays in sales as a result of lengthy sales cycles; changes in operating expenses, pricing, timing of new product releases, the method of product distribution or product mix; general economic conditions, exchange rate fluctuations and the global political environment. In addition, revenue and earnings in the enterprise resource planning (ERP), e-business and distributed order management software industries are subject to fluctuations. Software license revenue, in particular, is subject to variability with a significant proportion of revenue earned in the last month of each quarter. Given the high margins associated with license revenue, modest fluctuations can have a substantial impact on net income. Investors should not use any one quarter's results as a benchmark for future growth. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and the industries in which it operates, please refer to the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2003.</p>
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