Entegreat Adds Vice President of Software Operations

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Entegreat names Chris Henderson as Vice President of Software Operations to develop processes and infrastructure to support Entegreat’s software offerings.

'(Chris's) prior experience is ideally suited to the direction of Entegreat with our soon to be launched enCONTEXT™ online energy and water management platform,' said Lou Pascarella, Entegreat CTO.

Entegreat, a leading provider of consulting services and specialized applications to deliver operational excellence, and energy and water management to Manufacturing Industries, today announced that it has added Chris Henderson to the leadership team in the role of Vice President of Software Operations. Chris will have responsibility to develop the processes and team to provide logistical infrastructure, testing, support, and consulting and implementation services around Entegreat’s core software offerings.

“Solidifying our Software Operations function, and the hiring of Chris Henderson as Vice President, is a key step in ensuring we have the appropriate discipline and scalability to support the Customer usage and growth of Entegreat’s software products, targeted to enable industrial companies to optimize today’s production performance without sacrificing tomorrow’s resources," said Tom Emmrich, Entegreat CEO. For more information on Entegreat’s strategy, visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10502088.htm.

Prior to joining Entegreat, Chris spent eight years at SmartSynch as the Vice President of Engineering. SmartSynch (later acquired by Itron) was the leading provider of utility metering systems utilizing public two-way wireless networks. He was responsible for the engineering organization that created and maintained the SmartSynch Transaction Management System, a head-end data acquisition system. As head of engineering, Chris built the team from the ground up, established development methodologies, led tools selection and drove completion of the software systems. During his tenure at SmartSynch, he also held the positions of VP of Product Delivery, VP of Operations and VP of Information Technology. These roles encompassed cross functional responsibility for delivery of products and infrastructure throughout the organization.

Chris was also Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technology Officer for LMI Technologies, handling financial operations, technology development and sales channel development. LMI Technologies provides public record image capture and indexing to county clerks across the southeast.

From 1988 until 2000, Chris worked in the IT consulting industry as a Practice Manager with Conway Computer Group that was later acquired by Nichols Research and subsequently acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Chris managed over 300 employees across multiple office locations.

“Chris brings significant maturity and breadth to our software operations," said Lou Pascarella, Entegreat CTO. “His prior experience is ideally suited to the direction of Entegreat with our soon to be launched enCONTEXT™ online energy and water management platform.”

Chris has broad experience in telecommunications, health care, transportation, education and insurance. He is co-author of a patent for Systems and Methods for Auto-configuration of a Generic Metering Device on a Wireless Network” as a result of R&D efforts at SmartSynch.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Mississippi.

About Entegreat
Entegreat delivers Operational Excellence & Energy and Water Management to Manufacturing Industries, through Consulting, Systems Integration, and Specialized Applications. Leveraging our rich history in manufacturing intelligence and systems optimization, we enable industrial companies to optimize today’s production performance without sacrificing tomorrow’s resources.

Entegreat has two main business lines:
1.    enCONTEXTTM: cloud-based, online energy and water management to optimize resource efficiency in the context of your business (“by location”, “by product”, “by shift”, “by unit”, etc.);
2.    Services for Manufacturing Information Systems: providing multi-vendor consulting, architecture and systems integration, spanning high level enterprise systems architecture to specialized staff augmentation. Entegreat has almost 200 defined methods and templates to optimize implementation, as well as a focused practice and product Accelerators around the GE Intelligent Platform’s Proficy Suite of applications, for example, Manufacturing Energy Management Solution® (“MEMS”), an on-premise Energy accelerator for GE Proficy.

Entegreat’s 12 years of experience serves customers from Fortune 100 through mid-market organizations. Visit Entegreat at http://www.entegreat.com.

For more information, contact:

Mark Strobel, VP Marketing
205.968.3050 x105

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