PIER Systems, Inc. Welcomes Kevin Boxx as Director of Technical Services

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Boxx's prior work experience includes Attachmate and Infiniti Motor Corporation.

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Kevin has deep roots in this community and shares our vision of building a growing technology firm with global reach. He will bring a new level of expertise as we continue to add clients who depend on us for urgent and critical communication management.

PIER Systems, Inc. , provider of the innovative online communications platform PIER (Public Information and Emergency Response), today announced that Kevin Boxx has joined PIER Systems as the new Director of Technical Services. In this role, he will assume responsibility for all technical services related to the company's existing product, PIER-S, including hosting services, implementation planning, helpdesk support, provisioning, training and development. Boxx joins PIER after most recently working as the Network Systems Manager for Seattle-based Attachmate Corporation.

"We are very fortunate to have found someone with Kevin's talents and experience," said Gerald Baron, PIER founder and CEO. "Kevin has deep roots in this community and shares our vision of building a growing technology firm with global reach. He will bring a new level of expertise as we continue to add clients who depend on us for urgent and critical communication management."

An experienced Information Technology manager with over 17 years experience, Boxx served Attachmate as Network Systems Manager for the Global Production Network, supporting 300 systems in 32 offices providing assistance for over 800 employees. Prior to Attachmate, Boxx was the manager of the company's Development Network, and was Wall Data's IBM Product Development Lead before that. Boxx also served as a System Engineer for Infiniti Motor Company installing IT systems in the company's network of car dealerships.

At PIER Systems, Boxx will manage the delivery of technical services to the company's rapidly growing list of government, industry, commercial and institutional clients. PIER is the leading supplier of web-based communication management technology. The company's clients include large federal agencies such as the US Coast Guard and the United States Department of Agriculture; oil, energy and shipping companies including BP, Shell, Marathon, Teekay Shipping, Puget Sound Energy and Bonneville Power; industrial and commercial businesses including Boeing, Allstate and Albertsons; education clients including University of North Carolina system, University of Houston and Western Washington University; and government agencies including Washington State Emergency Management Department, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Fulton County (Georgia) Emergency Management, Fort Bend County (Houston, TX) and many others.

"PIER is an innovative and powerful system that is just now starting to be recognized for how it can transform an organization's ability to perform their vital communication functions," said Boxx. "I'm impressed with what this team has accomplished so far and am very excited to be able to contribute to their future. It's just a great opportunity."

PIER is unique in providing a web-based communication management platform that addresses all key communication functions, including web content management, information creation, multi-mode distribution, including telephone callout and text messaging, plus advanced inquiry management. The system enables communicators to work together effectively from any Internet connection, an offering that is particularly useful with a dispersed communications and executive team.

About PIER Systems, Inc.
PIER Systems provides on-demand software and professional services to help organizations manage communications with critical team members, employees, public officials, media, concerned citizens and other stakeholders. The company's premiere product, PIER, is a web-based platform designed to help communication professionals and senior management communicate faster, more efficiently and more consistently. To learn more about PIER Systems, visit http://www.PIERSystems.com.

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