Kinaxis CTO Honored by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as Top Thought Leader

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David Haskins selected as “Pro to Know” by leading industry publication, affirming his deep expertise and industry awareness.

This recognition is richly deserved

Kinaxis™ Inc., a provider of Response Management software for improving operations performance for brand owners and manufacturers, is thrilled to announce Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine’s recent selection of David Haskins, chief technology officer, as an honoree for its 4th annual Provider Pros to Know listing.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Provider Pros to Know listing, published in its February/March issue, recognizes individuals from a software firm or service provider, consultancy, or analyst/research firm who exhibit deep domain knowledge and innovative thinking within the industry. Among scores of nominations, and through a thorough evaluation by Supply and Demand Chain Executive’s editorial team and advisory board, David Haskins was selected as part of an elite group praised for their respective accomplishments and dedication to continued improvement in supply and demand chain technology.

“This recognition is richly deserved,” said Douglas Colbeth, CEO of Kinaxis. “Dave’s level of passion for his work is without comparison; and his contributions and forward-thinking have been strategic both to Kinaxis and to the manufacturing field overall. It is with great pride that we congratulate Dave. Kinaxis is fortunate to have him as an integral member of the executive team.”

David, a 9-year Kinaxis veteran with more than 20 years of experience in senior research and development positions, has been instrumental in establishing Kinaxis as a top player in the industry and has managed the development of its RapidResponse software into a sophisticated solution that addresses brand owner and manufacturers’ most urgent needs.

Beyond being a vital contributor to the general concepts and technology behind RapidResponse’s real-time supply chain visibility and collaborative “what if” response assessment and scoring capabilities, David also led the development of the first Kinaxis Web-native software offering, as well as the integration of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) technology to enable seamless system-to-system collaboration. Under David's direction, Kinaxis has proven itself as a technology innovator. Going forward, David will lead RapidResponse through its next evolution which will further demonstrate its leadership in the Response Management software space.

About Kinaxis

Kinaxis stands alone in delivering Response Management solutions that provide operations performance management for brand owners and manufacturers. RapidResponse extends beyond traditional supply chain planning systems to allow global leaders such as Casio, Coty, Honeywell, Jabil Circuit, Raytheon and Solectron to access real-time information; quickly collaborate to reach optimal decisions that align with corporate objectives; and rapidly drive effective action when faced with constant changes at the point-of-action. For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at or the company’s blog at

Copyright (c) 2006 Kinaxis Inc. All rights reserved. Kinaxis and Kinaxis Live Scorecard are trademarks of Kinaxis Inc. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners and should be treated as such.

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