4D Appoints Silicon Valley Veterans to Key Marketing & Sales Positions

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Company Adds Michel Gerin as Worldwide Chief Marketing Officer; Tom Miller as General Manager for North America

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4D, a leading software development tools company, today announced that it has bolstered its senior management team by appointing Michel Gerin as Chief Marketing Officer, and Tom Miller as General Manager of North America. Both positions report to Mr. Luc Hollande, the company’s CEO.

Gerin brings 4D extensive experience marketing open source and enterprise development tools for leading vendors such as Zend Technologies, Backbase, Clinovo, Fastphase, Catapulse/Rational, and Borland. At 4D, Gerin will direct marketing strategy, market development and go-to-market activities for worldwide operations.

Miller has many years of experience building high-performance worldwide field teams. He headed sales and business development at Nokia, Trolltech, Savaje, and Openwave. He started his career at Oracle and later led the OEM sales organization of Informix. Miller will be responsible for 4D’s field operations and customer success for North America.

Project Wakanda
JavaScript is emerging as an essential technology for rapid development and deployment of business Web and mobile applications. Millions of developers are using JavaScript, and corporate users as well as major technology companies are all adding JavaScript to their portfolio of development technologies. With Wakanda, a new open source end-to-end JavaScript development solution to be released soon, Gerin and Miller will use their experience to introduce and promote the new solution, while continuing to grow the company’s existing 4D product business.

“Michel and Tom are joining 4D at a key point in the company's development,” said Luc Hollande, CEO at 4D. “Both are important additions to the executive team and will be instrumental in guiding the company's long-term market strategy and ensuring the company's continued high growth.”

About 4D
A global leader in business software development solutions for over 25 years, 4D provides integrated platforms that simplify and speed up the development and deployment of Web, Mobile, Desktop, and Client-Server Business Applications. 4D solutions and development tools are used in more than 70 countries, count millions of end users and over 10,000 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). 4D is located in San Jose, California. Learn more at http://www.4d.com.

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