GlobalWare Solutions Promotes Seasoned International Executive Pieter Versteeg to General Manager of GWS Amsterdam


     Company Also Expands Role of General Managers, Appoints Them to Executive Committee

    Redwood City, CA – February 25, 2008 – GlobalWare Solutions, the only provider of global end-to-end ecommerce and supply chain solutions that fully encompass both digital and physical fulfillment operations, announced today that industry veteran Pieter Versteeg has been promoted to General Manager of the company’s Amsterdam facility with overall responsibilities for the company’s European operations.

    Mr. Versteeg joined GlobalWare in 2006 as Vice President of Sales. In his new position, he will apply more than 15 years of experience in management and business development, as well as his strong record of success in strengthening international operations, to growing the company’s European operations. He also joins the company’s Executive Committee, reporting directly to David I. Beatson, CEO of GlobalWare.

    GlobalWare also elevated the roles of its other regional general managers, giving them more direct strategic and operational responsibility and appointing them to the company’s Executive Committee. The other general managers are: Ramadas Naidu, Asia Region; Thomas Condardo, US Eastern Region; and William Moreland, US Western Region.

    The promotion of Mr. Versteeg and the increase in responsibilities of the other general managers are moves designed to increase local efficiency, speed decision making and accelerate operations. Prior to joining GlobalWare, Mr. Versteeg was Managing Director, Europe, at Centrix Inc., where he was responsible for the strategic direction, growth, distribution, logistics and financial performance of the leading medical devices company. Previously, he played a pivotal role in establishing the European operations of Wise Solutions Inc., a leading provider of software tools for online installation of applications; it is now a subsidiary of Symantec.

    “Pieter knows well what it takes to accelerate growth in international markets,” said Mr. Beatson. “He has the operational experience, the strategic insight and the regional marketing and sales credentials required to lead our European team. We are thrilled to have him leading our operations in Europe.”

    Prior to his positions with Centrix and Wise Solutions, Mr. Versteeg was the President and CEO of Waspo BV and VP EMEA at Identikey (Europe) BV. Before that, Mr. Versteeg co-founded Spaapen & Versteeg, an investment consultancy specialized in developing and implementing corporate business strategies and management solutions for the Chinese market. Mr. Versteeg has devoted particular attention to addressing the unique challenges associated with global growth strategies.

    "Amsterdam is a global business intersection – a critical component in the rapid delivery of our end-to-end e-commerce solutions to customers around the world,” said Versteeg. "We are working hard to ensure we have all the right capabilities in place to respond quickly to our customers’ e-commerce needs, regardless of their location or time requirements. I’m proud to be a part of the team driving the company through its next phase of international growth.”

    GlobalWare has built a strong reputation for delivering a comprehensive suite of digital and physical e-commerce solutions that offer exceptional adaptability and superior cost efficiency. GlobalWare’s unique integrated solutions are gaining significant traction across a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and vertical markets, including: major consumer electronics companies, media and entertainment content providers, medical devices manufacturers and software providers.

    About GlobalWare Solutions:
    GlobalWare Solutions, Inc. is the only provider of global end-to-end e-business and supply chain solutions that fully encompass both digital and physical fulfillment operations. The company helps progressive industry leaders like Disney, Iomega, Nortel, Polar and RIM simplify and accelerate the marketing and fulfillment of their products and services. GlobalWare’s comprehensive suite of scalable, managed services spans building and operating customized e-business stores, online software distribution including e-licenses and digital rights management, and physical fulfillment of everything from medical devices to high tech equipment to consumer electronics. GlobalWare is privately held and co-headquartered in Haverhill, Mass., and Redwood City, Calif., with multiple offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about the company, please visit:
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