Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 19, 2011
Agentek, Inc., the service chain excellence company, announced Robert Skinner, a software and mobile industry veteran, has been appointed CEO.
“Bob’s background in leading sales and marketing initiatives for entities in the service chain market is precisely what Agentek needs as companies continue to shift attention to leveraging mobile technologies for improved business results,” said Dick Cook, chairman of Agentek.
“Bob is an executive with demonstrable skills who has a proven track record of growing revenues, driving market share and enhancing customer operations in rapidly expanding segments,” said Sever Totia, principal, Edison Ventures and Agentek board member.
“Agentek has a solid history of delivering top tier service chain solutions for mobile workforce optimization and routing and scheduling to a broad array of industries and customers,” said Bob Skinner, CEO. “As increasing numbers of service-centric companies seek mobile technologies and solutions to help differentiate themselves within their markets, I expect Agentek will be on the shortlist of potential partners. Agentek’s ROI model is incredible, particularly for companies with more than 100 mobile service technicians, evidenced by service chain productivity gains of up to 40 percent. I am delighted to be aboard."
Skinner brings more than 25 years of senior management experience in private and publicly traded software companies to Agentek. Previously, Mr. Skinner was group vice president, sales and marketing for Trimble Mobile Solutions. Prior to Trimble, Mr. Skinner served as executive vice president of sales, marketing and professional services at Vastera, Inc., a publicly traded global trade management software company acquired in 2005 by JPMorgan, Chase Bank. Before Vastera, he was executive vice president of sales and services at Icode, a developer of ERP software, and Cysive Inc., a publicly held web services and software company, as well as president and CEO of High Branch Software Inc., a developer of business-to-business e-commerce software. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Skinner was executive vice president of sales, marketing and services at Best Software, helping to grow revenues from $10 million to $120 million. He holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Connecticut.
Companies with large field service organizations rely on Agentek’s mobile services platform to help differentiate themselves in their markets. Using Agentek’s proven mobile solutions, customers generate immediate, measurable productivity gains and workforce efficiencies by up to 40 percent. Agentek’s automated service chain excellence engine dynamically generates real-time adjustments to routing and scheduling based on ever-changing, dynamic requirements and turns field services into a profit center through context-aware prompts that enable up-selling. In addition, customers use Agentek’s data-rich environment to produce custom reports and analyses to further enhance service chain performance. For more information, visit http://www.agentek.com.
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