New Appointment Strengthens Software Quality Specialist’s PLM Services

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SQS Software Quality Systems, the world’s leading specialist in software quality, has announced the appointment of product lifecycle management (PLM) expert Colin Bull to its manufacturing services team.

SQS PLM expert, Colin Bull

Colin’s appointment will serve to strengthen SQS’ plans for the future, building upon the software quality specialist’s expertise in all aspects of the manufacturing IT estate including ERP, PLM, CAD, MES and the complex interactions in between.

SQS Software Quality Systems, the world’s leading specialist in software quality, has announced the appointment of product lifecycle management (PLM) expert Colin Bull to its manufacturing services team.

Colin will be bringing his deep understanding of engineering and manufacturing processes to client engagements, with a special focus on Siemens PLM products. He will be reporting to David Rigler, Director of Central and Northern Region at SQS. Together with Sales Manager Evan Sloss, Colin will be working to support organisations with their PLM software testing and quality assurance (QA) requirements.

Colin has a long track record of delivering process and technology improvements in high profile engineering companies, in both consulting and staff roles. At Rolls Royce, Colin helped introduce virtual manufacturing and was pivotal in the development of the company’s digital factory philosophy. At both Dyson and Bentley, he played a lead role in the implementation of PLM and delivery of improvements to manufacturing and engineering processes.

Colin’s appointment will serve to strengthen SQS’ plans for the future, building upon the software quality specialist’s expertise in all aspects of the manufacturing IT estate including ERP, PLM, CAD, MES and the complex interactions in between. This coupled with SQS’ expertise in supply chain management and customer relationship management means the software quality specialist will have unrivalled capabilities and can offer world class large scale quality and testing solutions.

Commenting on the appointment, Managing Director for SQS in the UK, Stephen Fice, said: “The addition of Colin’s knowledge and experience in implementing and managing virtual manufacturing with PLM is an important asset to our PLM team.

“Effective risk mitigation in PLM implementation and upgrade programmes is crucial. Colin’s track record will support his new position here at SQS, as he spearheads our team in developing and maintaining innovative security-focused testing and QA practices.”

Colin started his career as an apprentice machinist at Rolls Royce and his experience spans more than 25 years at household names such as Bentley, Dyson, Accenture and Siemens. Colin holds a B. Eng. Hons in Integrated Engineering.

SQS offers a test automation framework for reliable and scalable automated testing of Siemens PLM installations, helping Siemens’ customers to ensure optimal testing coverage, shortened release cycles, reduced risk of costly software failures and alleviated pressure on internal teams.

The company’s 100+ Siemens PLM experts built an automation suite of 5,000 test cases, which has been executed many tens of thousands of times and ported from Teamcenter 8.3 to 9.0, 9.1, 10.0 and 10.1.

For more information on SQS’ PLM services for the manufacturing and engineering sector, please visit http://www.sqs.com/us/technologies/siemens-plm.php.

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About SQS Software Quality Systems

SQS is the world's leading specialist in software quality. This position stems from over 30 years of successful consultancy operations. SQS consultants provide solutions for all aspects of quality throughout the whole software product lifecycle driven by a standardised methodology, high offshore automation processes and deep domain knowledge in various industries. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, the company employs approximately 2,600 staff. SQS has offices in Germany, the UK, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and the US. In addition, SQS maintains a minority stake in a company in Portugal. In 2012, SQS generated revenues of 210.1 million Euros.

SQS is the first German company to have a primary listing on the AIM (Alternative Investment Market) in London. In addition, SQS shares are also traded on the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am Main.

With over 7,000 completed projects under its belt, SQS has a strong client base, including half of the DAX 30, nearly a third of the STOXX 50 and 20 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies. These include, among others, Allianz, Beazley, BP, Centrica, Commerzbank, Daimler, Deutsche Post, Generali, JP Morgan, Meteor, Reuters and Volkswagen as well as other companies from the six key industries of SQS.

For more information, see http://www.sqs.com.

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