Technology Innovator Steve Hole Joins Trakware Systems as CTO and Web Products Group VP

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Trakware accelerates efforts in a high-performance, enterprise, web services offering for the Custom / Engineer-to-Order manufacturing sector.

Trakware Systems Inc., a leading software company focused on business management solutions for custom / project-based manufacturers, announced today that Steve Hole will be joining the company as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of their Web Products Group.

Beginning with early communication networking in the mid-1980's, the technology and philosophy of Internet standards has been the focus of most of his career. Steve is often called upon to speak about software engineering, information technology and Internet technologies and trends. A long time active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), Steve has contributed to the development of many Internet communications protocol standards.

Most recently Hole served as as Chief Technology officer of Planet Correspondence Technologies and Chief Technology Officer -- Electronic Billing and Payment Systems at ACI Worldwide. He was responsible for the architectural design and production of Internet facing financial transaction, security, billing and payment software systems within Planet and ACI. At ACI, a software development company that focuses on financial transaction management systems, Internet e-commerce and business process automation software solutions for large financial institutions, Steve worked on the leading edge of information technology. Notable accomplishments during this period include the design of the Brazilian national payments network, clearing billions of small and large value payments between merchant and consumer banks in the country of Brazil.

Trakware's Chief Executive Officer Randy Richel remarked, "Steve's experience in developing innovative and visionary large scale solutions from conception to production makes him the ideal person to lead our technical team. His further experience leading IT strategy and innovation with business environments that have extreme demands on performance and reliability for business information, gives him a perspective that makes him truly unique. Steve has thoroughly reviewed the latest technologies in our industry and we are in a strong position to act as the catalyst for technological innovation for custom / eto focused manufacturers and fabricators - and provide tremendous benefits to these environments of any size."

About Trakware Systems Inc.

Founded in 1995, Trakware Systems specializes in business management solutions for custom (engineer to order, ETO) manufacturing environments and helps these companies work much more effectively, efficiently and profitably. TRAKware software empowers business-critical functions for the custom manufacturer such as estimating, advanced scheduling, job costing, production management, inventory, capacity management and planning, labor-material shop floor and field installation data collection. TRAKware integrates with existing ERP and MRP systems, and leading software providers for financial accounting (Intuit QuickBooks, Sage Timberline, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics GP), engineering design, optimization, payroll and wireless. TRAKware's innovative and proven parametric configuration engine is critical to the business success of the custom manufacturer, with key benefits to engineering, estimating and manufacturing. The advanced data exchange interface enables import/export of text files to Excel spreadsheets to other ODBC compliant databases, and comprehensive XML open standard capability. TRAKware is available for market leading Microsoft Windows operating systems and the Oracle Database 11g. TRAKware benefits the custom manufacturing environment, and thus a wide range of sectors including Architectural Woodworking, Cabinets & Casegoods, Store Fixtures, Doors & Windows, Furniture, Specialized Structures used within the Oil and Gas Industry, Solid Surface, Metal, Yachts, Plastic Injection Molding and Electronics. Learn more about TRAKware! Phone 800.370.1849 x600, or visit http://www.trakware.com today.

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