Apatar's Chief Executive Officer Chosen as a Finalist for Mass Technology Leadership Council's Technology Leadership Awards

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A native of Belarus, Russia, selected from a field of 180 candidates by the leading technology association in New England.

Renat Khasanshyn, CEO of Apatar

The Mass Technology Leadership Council is committed to fostering entrepreneurship and promoting the success of companies that develop and deploy technology across industry sectors and these awards are an important part of this effort

Apatar, Inc., the first provider of open source on-demand data integration software tools and services, announced today that Renat Khasanshyn, the company's Chief Executive Officer, has been named as a finalist in the Mass Technology Leadership Council's 2007 Technology Leadership Awards in the category of Emerging Executive of the Year.

The Technology Leadership Awards honor Massachusetts companies and individuals who best exemplify leadership and excellence in business and technology. Finalists were selected from a field of 180 candidates by the Council's Board of Trustees. A separate panel of judges will select the winners that will be announced at an Awards Gala on October 18, 2007 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston.

"As a native of Minsk, Belarus, I'm proud to live in the Bay State and contribute to the Massachusetts economy. It is a personal honor for me to be nominated to the MassTLC Technology Leadership Awards," said Khasanshyn. "In America, your name, skin color, or nationality is not a barrier to success. Here, it is truly possible to achieve that dream, and I'm fortunate to be involved with a company that is fundamentally changing the way companies manage their information, perhaps, one of the most valuable assets in the global economy."

"The Mass Technology Leadership Council is committed to fostering entrepreneurship and promoting the success of companies that develop and deploy technology across industry sectors and these awards are an important part of this effort," said Joyce Plotkin, president of the Mass Technology Leadership Council. "These honorees represent the spirit of innovation, the history of accomplishment, and the future promise that defines the Massachusetts technology community."

About Apatar, Inc.:
Apatar is the first provider of open source on-demand data integration software tools and services. With powerful Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) capabilities, Apatar enables its users to easily link information between databases (such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle), applications (Salesforce.com, SugarCRM), and the top Web 2.0 destinations (Flickr, Amazon S3). Apatar provides support, training, and consulting services for its integration solutions. Headquartered in Western Massachusetts, Apatar operates a development center in Minsk, Belarus. Apatar is currently used by 250 organizations and individuals worldwide. For more information and a free download visit Apatar.com - Open Source Data Integration site, ApatarForge.org - On Demand Data Integration site, and NakedOpenSource.com - a blog on Open Source Software and Data Integration. Media-related information can be found at the Apatar Press Room.

About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.:
The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc. is the only association that addresses the critical leadership issues of innovative software and technology-enabled companies. It is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and promoting the success of companies that develop and deploy technology. The Council conducts educational programs, hosts industry events, facilitates networking, sponsors research, advocates in favor of technology policies that promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and competition, and recognizes industry-leading companies and people. For more information on Mass Technology Leadership Council, visit http://www.masstlc.org.

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